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Publisher's Summary

The ties between women can run as deep as the ocean - but so can the secrets.

For 20 years, Kayla, Antoinette, and Val have performed their own special summer ritual. Once a year, the old friends put aside their daily, separate lives to drink champagne, swap stories, and swim naked under the Nantucket stars. But on one of those bonding nights, one of their trio swims out from the shore and doesn't return. After the surviving friends emerge from their grief, they realize that the repercussions of their loss go far beyond their little circle, and they begin to uncover layers of secrets - and their connections to each other - that were never revealed on the beach. What has made their friendship strong now has the power to destroy - their marriages, families, even themselves.

©2002 Elin Hilderbrand (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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Desperate

I don’t give bad reviews, but I spent $25 on this audiobook and it was the worst Elin book I’ve gotten. The entire book was whiney and desperate- nothing captivating or romantic. Just pure depression. I really enjoy this author but this book was awful. The performance was good- I do enjoy this narrator.

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Thumbs Down multiple times!

Horrible, ridiculous, and disgraceful - plot, concepts, meaning. This was sickening on so many levels. Worst book ever by Elin. Makes me question remaining a fan.

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Not a feel good...

Did not like this story or characters.
I am usually a big Elin Hilderbrand fan.
Just not for me.

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Very depressing book

While interesting, the problems this family faces are extremely far fetched. Their respective actions and dialogues were perpetually depressing, negative and just a total downer. Finishing the book because I paid for it.

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No Stars

I would definitely not recommend this book. I am definitely a fan of Elin Hilderbrand, but this is not a good read. Disappointed. No Stars.

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WHAT?!!

I loved the book & performance but the ending was BS!! Kayla let everything go
for Antionette who wasn't even that close of a friend! BS!!

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Slow

I could not get into this book and I've loved her others I've read. Nothing to do with the first book.

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Ending a huge disappointment

The story was interesting but the ending was enormously disappointing. It had more holes than a slice of Swiss cheese. Ruined the book.

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Drama!!!

this was a great story. we enjoyed all the drama and the female main characters were really fun to get to know. enjoyed!!

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  • calrner
  • california, United States
  • 09-04-16

Loved the storyline hate the ending

The book had me drawn in to the end but I did not like the ending at all , won't go into it any further. You can judge for yourself