A fateful accident, an intended murder, or parents simply caught red-handed in mischief? Someone is dead, and no one's pointing any fingers. Madeline is a true force of nature. She is compassionate and is a true friend beloved by the community. Madeline is troubled that her daughter seems to prefer her ex-husband and his yogi wife to her. Celeste is a beautiful woman who captivates others with her grace. Unbeknownst to outsiders, her seemingly perfect life with her husband and twin sons is only an illusion she is willing only so far to keep. Jane is a young woman untimely thrust into motherhood. She and her son has just moved into town, yet they are met with hostility when her son is accused of something he did not do. The novel follows the lives of these three women as they make their way around schoolyard gossip and tell their big little lies to be able to face the day.