Even in Paradise by Chelsey Philpot
Release: October 14, 2014 from HarperCollins
When Julia Buchanan enrolls at St. Anne’s at the beginning of junior year, Charlotte Ryder already knows all about the former senator’s daughter. Most people do... or think they do.What an ominous cover. At first, it looks like a picture of perfection, beautiful girls dancing without a care in front of a resplendent sunset, young and rich and untouchable. However, as soon as I read the blurb, the cover took on an entirely new meaning. People are not always what they seem, and the parties portrayed on the cover only hide something darker, buried beneath the money and perfect hair. These characters seem so happy… but soon their carefully constructed façade will come crashing down. I cannot wait to watch it all happen.
Charlotte certainly never expects she’ll be Julia’s friend. But almost immediately, she is drawn into the larger than-life-new girl’s world—a world of midnight rendezvous, dazzling parties, palatial vacation homes, and fizzy champagne cocktails. And then Charlotte meets, and begins falling for, Julia’s handsome older brother, Sebastian.
But behind her self-assured smiles and toasts to the future, Charlotte soon realizes that Julia is still suffering from a tragedy. A tragedy that the Buchanan family has kept hidden … until now.