Two couples' lives become scandalously entwined in this novel by bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand, the 'queen of the summer novel'.
Nantucket writer Madeline King has a new novel coming out and it's got bestseller potential. But Madeline is terrified, because in her desperation to revive her career, she's done something reckless: reveal the truth behind an actual affair involving her best friend, Grace.
And that's not the only strain on Madeline and Grace's friendship; one fateful night, the two women argue, voicing jealousies and resentments that have built for twenty years. Bereft of each other, they get caught in the snares of a mysterious and destructive stranger.
THE RUMOUR is an irresistible novel about the power of gossip to change the course of events, and the desire of people to find their way back to what really matters.
The queen of the summer novel - People
Hilderbrand's latest is the perfect beach read . . . [her] straightforward style pulls the reader into the minds of her characters, and all the secrets and sorrows that create the universal messiness of major family events. - Publishers Weekly
So deliciously addictive that it will be the 'It' beach book of the summer - Kirkus Review on THE ISLAND
An honest, raw tale of friendship and love - Cosmopolitan on THE CASTAWAYS
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
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
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.
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