From the celebrated author of Swimming at Night comes a powerful and moving saga of one woman's struggle to overcome her husband's death and uncover his dark, mysterious past. Eva has only been married for eight months when her husband, Jackson, is swept to his death while fishing. Weighed down by confusion and sorrow, Eva decides to take leave of her midwifery practice in London and visit Jackson's estranged family in Tasmania with the hope of grieving together.
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Katie’s world is shattered by the news that her headstrong, bohemian younger sister Mia has been found dead at the bottom of a cliff in Bali. The authorities say Mia jumped - that her death was a suicide. Although they hadn’t spoken since Mia suddenly left on an around-the-world trip six months earlier, Katie refuses to accept that her sister would take her own life. Distraught that they never made peace, she leaves behind her orderly life in London and embarks on a journey to find the truth.
In the tradition of Alex Garland's The Beach, a spine-tingling adventure novel about a group of friends whose journey around the world on a yacht turns from a trip to paradise into a chilling nightmare when one of them disappears at sea. Lana and her best friend, Kitty, leave home looking for freedom - and that's exactly what they find when they are invited onto The Blue, a 50-foot yacht making its way from the Philippines to New Zealand. Manned by a young crew of wanderers, The Blue is exactly the escape they are looking for.
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From the celebrated author of Swimming at Night comes a powerful and moving saga of one woman's struggle to overcome her husband's death and uncover his dark, mysterious past.
Eva has only been married for eight months when her husband, Jackson, is swept to his death while fishing. Weighed down by confusion and sorrow, Eva decides to take leave of her midwifery practice in London and visit Jackson's estranged family in Tasmania with the hope of grieving together.
Lana und ihre beste Freundin Kitty wagen das große Abenteuer und verlassen ihre Heimat England, um auf Weltreise zu gehen. Unterwegs treffen sie auf eine Gruppe junger Backpacker, die mit ihrer Jacht von den Philippinen nach Neuseeland segelt. Schnell werden die beiden Mädchen Teil der Crew, und es beginnt eine aufregende Zeit vor der traumhaften Kulisse der Südsee.
They had found paradise. What would they do to keep it? With a quick spin of the globe, Kitty and Lana escape their grey reality and journey to the Philippines. There they discover The Blue - a beautiful yacht with a wandering crew. They spend day after languorous day exploring the pristine, white beaches and swimming beneath the stars, and Lana drifts further away from the long-buried secrets of home. But the tide turns when death creeps quietly on deck.
Als Eva nur wenige Monate nach der Hochzeit ihren Mann Jackson durch einen Unfall verliert, erstarrt sie vor Schmerz. Ihr gerade erst begonnenes glückliches Eheleben soll schon zu Ende sein? Eva fühlt sich völlig allein in ihrer Trauer und reist nach Tasmanien, um Trost bei Jacksons Angehörigen zu finden. Doch so bezaubernd die australische Insel ist, so abweisend verhält sich Jacksons Familie. Warum wollen sein Vater und sein Bruder partout nicht über ihn sprechen?
When Eva's husband Jackson tragically drowns, she longs to meet his estranged family. The journey takes her to Jackson's brother's doorstep on a remote Tasmanian island. As strange details about her husband's past begin to emerge, memories of the man she married start slipping through her fingers like sand, as everything she ever knew and loved about him is thrown into question. Now she's no longer sure whether it was Jackson she fell in love with - or someone else entirely…
Two sisters, one life-changing journey…There are some currents in the relationship between sisters that run so dark and so deep, it’s better for the people swimming on the surface never to know what’s beneath . . .Katie’s carefully structured world is shattered by the news that her headstrong younger sister, Mia, has been found dead in Bali – and the police claim it was suicide.