Before We Were Innocent by Ella Berman

Before We Were Innocent by Ella Berman

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A summer in Greece for three best friends ends in the unthinkable when only two return home. . . .


Ten years ago, after a sun-soaked summer spent in Greece, best friends Bess and Joni were cleared of having any involvement in their friend Evangeline’s death. But that didn’t stop the media from ripping apart their teenage lives like vultures.

While the girls were never convicted, Joni, ever the opportunist, capitalized on her newfound infamy to become a motivational speaker. Bess, on the other hand, resolved to make her life as small and controlled as possible so she wouldn’t risk losing everything all over again. And it almost worked. . . .

Except now Joni needs a favor, and when she turns up at her old friend's doorstep asking for an alibi, Bess has no choice but to say yes. She still owes her. But as the two friends try desperately to shake off their past, they have to face reality.

Can you ever be an innocent woman when everyone wants you to be guilty?

REVIEWS

“Ella Berman reveals a teenage girl’s heart of darkness in her absorbing new novel. . . . Written with the urgency and thrill of an illicit secret, Before We Were Innocent captures the pleasures and perils of American girlhood.”—Jillian Medoff, bestselling author of When We Were Bright and Beautiful

"Berman's an expert at the small moment, the Austen-esque tragicomedy of unspoken human desire that compounds into something too big to name, too awful to ignore."—Sarah Langan, author of Good Neighbors

“It’s a compulsive thriller, and you won’t want to put down Berman’s second book.”
Shondaland

PRODUCT DETAILS
Paperback
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 978-0593099551
Pages: 400