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I never meant to lie. That is, I never wanted to.
They are Phoenix’s First Family: handsome Philip Martin, son of the sitting Senator, an ex-football player who carries himself with an easy grace and appears destined to step into his father’s seat when the time is right; his wife Marina, the stylish and elegant director of Phoenix’s fine arts museum; and their four-year-old daughter Amabel, beautiful and precocious and beloved.
Finn Hunt is working a dull office job to pay off her college debt when she meets Philip and charms Amabel. She eagerly agrees to nanny, thinking she’s lucked into the job of a lifetime. Though the glamour of the Martins’ lifestyle undeniably dazzles Finn, her real pleasure comes from being part of the family: sharing quick jokes with Philip in the kitchen before he leaves for work; staying late when Marina needs a last-minute sitter; and spending long days with Amabel, who is often treated more like a photo op than a child.
But behind every façade lurks a less attractive truth. When a young woman approaches Finn, claiming a connection with Philip and asking Finn to pass on a message, Finn becomes caught up in a web of deceit with the senate seat at its center. And Finn isn’t exactly innocent herself: she too has a background she has kept hidden, and under the hot Phoenix sun, everything is about to be laid bare ...
"In Dimberg’s almost dizzyingly twisty debut, Finn Hunt escapes a problematic past to secure a job as nanny to four-year-old Amabel Martin, the feisty granddaughter of Sen. Jim Martin of Arizona. Finn’s bright future includes a blossoming romance with one of the senator’s top aides, Bryant Dewitt. But she’s about to discover that even deeply buried secrets, her own as well as the Martins’, have a way of surfacing — with life-shattering consequences. ... Dimberg’s evocative prose and affecting characters flag her as a writer to watch.
“With hairpin twists and immense psychological acuity, Kelsey Rae Dimberg’s 'Girl in the Rearview Mirror' is as seductive as the glamorous, privileged family at its center — and as cunning. An exciting, intoxicating debut, it will hold you until its startling final pages.”