At a New England boarding school, a sex scandal is about to break.
Even more shocking than the sexual acts themselves is the fact that they were caught on videotape. A Pandora’s box of revelations, the tape triggers a chorus of voice – those of the men, women, teenagers, and parents involved in the scandal – that details the ways in which lives can be derailed or destroyed in one foolish moment.
A gripping emotional drama with the pace of a thriller, Anita Shreve’s Testimony explores the dark impulses that sway the lives of seeming innocents, and the ways in which our best intentions can lead to our worst transgressions.
“Gripping…Testimony will break your heart even as you race on to the next page.” Houston Chronicle
“Shreve flawlessly weaves a tale that is mesmerizing, hypnotic, and compulsive.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Shreve, consummate craftsman and frequent provocateur, is on fire in her latest novel, a mesmerizing read centering on a sex scandal at a prestigious Vermont prep school….Shreve views all of the characters, even the most flawed, with a good deal of compassion, revealing the heartbreaking consequences of a single reckless act.” Booklist (starred review)