Stephanie Daley


An infant is found dead in the trash can of a Vermont ski lodge. Outside, 16-year-old Stephanie Daley collapses in the snow. When the unassuming teenager is accused of concealing her pregnancy and murdering her newborn, forensic psychologist Lydie Crane is hired to determine the truth behind Stephanie's state of denial.

Lydie, meanwhile, is grappling with the difficulties of her own crumbling marriage and her desperately wanted but medically risky pregnancy. As she begins her thirtieth week, she is haunted by a previous late-term miscarriage, and a growing intuition that something may again go wrong. Her encounters with Stephanie soon lead Lydie into uncomfortable territory, and she comes to feel that the unraveling of Stephanie's mystery is inextricably linked to her own outcome. The resulting journey into the psyche of denial brings to light some painful truths about both women's lives, exploring the thin line between what we believe and what we make real.

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