Aboard a ship in the South Pacific, members of the cable reality show "SeaLife" answer a distress call from Henders Island. Soon after, several of the show's scientists are slaughtered by strange animals on the island. In response, the U.S. government blockades Henders Island to contain the biothreat.
Updike sums up a life in his carefully rendered, moving posthumous collection of stories.
When best-selling author Isabel Connelly finds out that her husband has been lying about his past, she is determined to get the truth, no matter what it costs her.
In an abandoned Barcelona mansion, a young man, David Martín, writes sensationalist novels under a pseudonym, but his dark imaginings may not be as odd as they seem: in the house are photographs and letters that offer clues to the mysterious death of the previous owner.
The Ames girls are 11 childhood friends who formed a tight bond growing up in Ames, Iowa. They moved to eight different states, but their friendship endured through college and careers, marriage and mothering, dating and divorce, a child's illness and the death of one of their group members.