by Danielle Steel
Publisher: Random House
In her new novel, Danielle Steel tells a riveting story of the dark side of motherhood. The Dark Side is a powerful and unsettling novel of loss, motherhood and the innocence of childhood from the world’s favorite storyteller, Danielle Steel.
Zoe Morgan was just ten years old when her life changed forever. Her sister, Rose, died of a rare illness, her parents turned into people she didn’t know, and Zoe’s lonely childhood drove her to excel in her studies.
As a graduate of Yale, Zoe takes a leave of absence from medical school to work in a shelter for abused children in New York, where she meets well-known child advocacy attorney, Austin Roberts. Austin is bowled over by her beauty, brains, and talent. He is her first love and the man she marries.
Austin and Zoe have a perfect life and, after the birth of their longed-for daughter Jaime, Zoe knows that the aching void she had lived through for twenty-four years is finally complete. But it is only then that the true impact of Rose’s death all those years ago affects their lives in a way that nobody could ever have imagined.