All the Truth

All the Truth

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780425247631
  • 304 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult


One night can alter a life forever… 
Emma Greene enjoys living in rural solitude with her husband and five-year-old daughter, Maggie, far away from her college students in Jackson, Virginia. But late one night, with her husband away and her daughter upstairs in bed, some of Emma’s students trespass on her property. The ensuing confrontation changes Emma and Maggie’s life forever.

Nine years later, still plagued by nightmares from that evening, Maggie is living with her father in the same small town, and entering her first year of high school. She develops problems in class when her math teacher, a strange and lonely woman, begins to exhibit an odd interest in her.

In order to let go of the past, Maggie begins to piece together all the truth of what happened that night—and discovers a story of anger, guilt, and redemption.


“Joining writers such as Joyce Carol Oates and Jodi Picoult, Laura Brodie takes an unflinching yet wise and tender look at contemporary society and the desperate need each of us has to solve the mysteries of who we are and what we mean to each other. A poignant, beautifully realized novel…I couldn’t stop reading.”

“Brodie expertly walks the line between reality and fantasy, life and death, heartache and love, leaving readers hoping for the best and prepared for the worst—without ever really knowing the truth—until the final five pages.”

The Widow’s Season is far more than what it seems to be at first—a straightforward story of a woman getting used to a crushing loss. It’s smarter, slyer, and more unconventional than that. It’s haunting—and haunted too.”