Stay Where I Can See You

Stay Where I Can See You is a novel by Katrina Onstad.

Katrina Onstad

The Kaplan family has just won 10 million dollars in the lottery. But haven't they always been lucky? Gwen thought so. She's carefully curated a perfect suburban existence with a loving husband and two children. For over a decade, she's been a stay-at-home mom, devoted to giving her kids the quiet, protected adolescence she didn't have. But the surprise windfall suddenly upends the family, allowing them all to dream a little bigger and catapulting them back to the city that Gwen fled years ago.

As the Kaplans navigate the notoriety that the lottery brings and try to adjust to their new lives in the upper class — Seth launches a dubious start-up, Maddie falls headfirst in love at her elite prep school — a tightly held secret is unlocked. Along with the truth come long-buried memories from Gwen's troubled youth, forcing her to confront her painful past and threatening to unravel the incredibly tight bond between her and Maddie. Her meticulously constructed identity as the good wife and mother begins to crack. And when their changed circumstances place her family under threat, Gwen must wake up from her domestic slumber.

For readers of Meg Wolitzer, Liane Moriarty and Zoe Whittall, Katrina Onstad's new novel explores whether our most intimate relationships can survive our most unforgivable actions. Stay Where I Can See You is a penetrating story about the pendulum swing of fortune, the ferocity of mother–daughter devotion and the stories we tell — and withhold — because of love. (From HarperCollins)

Stay Where I Can See You is available in March 2020.

Katrina Onstad is a writer and journalist. Her bestselling novel Everybody Has Everything was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Toronto Book Award. She is also the author of the nonfiction book The Weekend Effect.

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