Loss of Innocence

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Quercus NA, Oct 1, 2013 - Fiction - 352 pages
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From acclaimed author Richard North Patterson comes a sweeping family drama of dark secrets and individual awakenings, set against the backdrop of the tumultuous summer of 1968.

America is in a state of turbulence, engulfed in civil unrest and uncertainty. Yet for Whitney Dane- spending the summer of her twenty-second year on Martha’s Vineyard--life could not be safer, nor the future more certain.

Educated at Wheaton, soon to be married, and the youngest daughter of the all-American Dane  family, Whitney has everything she has ever wanted, and is everything her all-powerful and doting father, Charles Dane, wants her to be.

But the Vineyard’s still waters are disturbed by the appearance of Benjamin Blaine. An underprivileged, yet fiercely ambitious and charismatic figure, Blaine is a force of nature neither Whitney nor her family could have prepared for.

As Ben’s presence begins to awaken independence within Whitney, it also brings deep-rooted family tensions to a dangerous head. And soon Whitney’s set-in-stone future becomes far from satisfactory, and her picture-perfect family far from pretty.

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Review: Loss of Innocence (The Blaine Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

Whitney Dane tells Carla Pacelli the story of her 1968 summer at Martha's Vineyard. Just graduated from college, Whitney was preparing for her marriage to Peter, an Ivy league lacrosse player who has ... Read full review

Review: Loss of Innocence (The Blaine Trilogy #2)

User Review  - Wendy - Goodreads

Thought provoking and moving - a well written story touching on the fears and uncertainties of the times - the late 1960s. Richard North Patterson has written an amazing story, bringing many issues to ... Read full review

About the author (2013)

Richard North Patterson is the author of twenty bestselling novels, including Degree of Guilt and Silent Witness. He has made appearances on "Good Morning America," "Hardball," and "The CBS Morning Show," and his articles on politics, literature, and law have been published in the London Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the San Jose Mercury News. He lives in Martha's Vineyard, Cabo San Lucas and San Francisco with his wife, Dr. Nancy Clair.

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