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    • ISBN:9781444723908
    • Publication date:05 Jul 2012

Silver Girl

Who would you run to if your life fell apart?

By Elin Hilderbrand

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

Who would you run to if your life fell apart?

Meredith had a perfect life. Until her husband was arrested for defrauding everyone they knew out of millions. Hounded by the press, shunned by society, there's only one person she can turn to: her childhood best friend Connie, who she hasn't spoken to in years. But as they retreat to Connie's holiday home on a glamorous island, it seems that some of Meredith's ghosts may have followed her.

What are Connie's real motives for wanting her there? Who is the mysterious figure out at sea, photographing the two women? And does Meredith know more about her husband's dealings than she's prepared to admit to anyone - even herself?

One thing's for sure, before the summer is out, everyone's lives will have changed beyond recognition . . .

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Praise for Silver Girl

'Reminiscent of Jodi Picoult's work, this is an engaging, intricate read I didn't want to end' - The Bookbag

'It provides a pacey read, with colourful characters that have fascinating motivations. I couldn't get them out of my head for days' - Sunday Express

'Hilderbrand captivates with racy narrative, topical references, and characters who are both familiar and memorable' - People

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Further praise for Elin Hilderbrand

'A gritty and moving read that oozes plenty of drama' - Heat

'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

'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

'Touching and uplifting' - U Magazine

Biographical Notes

Elin Hilderbrand grew up in Pennsylvania and is a graduate of the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop, where she was a teaching/writing fellow. She now lives with her husband and their three children on Nantucket, Massachusetts, where her novels are set.
You can follow Elin on Twitter @elinhilderbrand or find out more on her Facebook page www.facebook.com/ElinHilderbrand.

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  • Publication date: 07 Jul 2011
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Hilderbrand captivates with racy narrative, topical references, and characters who are both familiar and memorable — People
Reminiscent of Jodi Picoult's work, this is an engaging, intricate read I didn't want to end. — Bookbag
It provides a pacey read, with colourful characters that have fascinating motivations. I couldn't get them out of my head for days — Sunday Express
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
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