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The Island: 'The "It" beach book of the summer' (Kirkus Reviews)

Elin Hilderbrand

5 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Romance

Atmospheric, intelligent women's commercial fiction that explores the secrets and lies that can lurk beneath even the closest of friendships.

This summer, four women are hoping to escape their troubles...

Birdie is organising a wedding, though her own marriage is falling apart. Her sister India is running away from her first chance of happiness in a long time, while her daughter Tate is running to something, but what that is, she doesn't yet know. And then there's Chess, who is just a mystery that none of the family know if they will everunravel.

Gathering together for the first time in years on Tuckernuck Island, in a ramshackle house with no running water on a remote island, the women settle into a routine.

But just how long can they hide from the secrets, lies and tragedy they have left behind

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Praise for The Island: 'The "It" beach book of the summer' (Kirkus Reviews)

  • A gritty and moving read that oozes plenty of drama - Heat on A SUMMER AFFAIR

  • [A] beautifully written, emotional novel - Sainsbury's magazine on A SUMMER AFFAIR

  • A gem of a summer read with a glamorous location, elite lifestyle, and Hilderbrand's appealing take on the constant stress that fills the lives of women everywhere - Booklist on A SUMMER AFFAIR

  • So deliciously addictive that it will be the "It" beach book of the summer. - Kirkus Reviews

  • This book was a great read - you really care what happens to the characters. Perfect holiday reading. I didn't want to put it down - Candis on BAREFOOT

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Elin Hilderbrand

Elin Hilderbrand has lived on Nantucket for twenty years. She runs every morning, delivers her children to their sporting events, and occasionally frequents the front row at the Chicken Box. THE MATCHMAKER is her thirteenth novel.

You can follow Elin on Twitter @elinhilderbrand or find out more on her Facebook page

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