Isabelle Pinckney became a successful writer of young adult fiction while being championed by Margaret Woods, her publisher and best friend from Edisto Island. The relationship is deep, wounded by hidden truths, and tentatively restored when Isabelle marries Will, Margaret's brother. Isabelle's books are popular because they speak to young women as intelligent adults, fully aware of their lives. *** Isabelle Pinckney is a psychological suspense story. Southern based, it takes place in Charleston, New Orleans, and the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Subtitled Two Friends >= One Lifetime, the novel raises the question of just how well can we know anyone?