How the Light Gets in (Popular Penguin)
Lou Connor wants to escape her emotionally crass family and life of poverty, so she travels from Sydney to the US as an exchange student. But her host-family, the Hardings - who live in a prefabricated mansion in a nameless Chicago suburb - are in suffocating pursuit of a particular form of suburban perfection. From the very beginning, nothing is as it seems.
M.J. Hyland is the author of How the Light Gets in, Carry Me Down, and This is How.