The perfect beach read for 2018
By Elin Hilderbrand
Atmospheric, intelligent women's commercial fiction that explores the secrets and lies that can lurk beneath even the closest of friendships.
'A great beach read' - Every Little Thing She Does Book Blog
On the night of high school graduation, the island is alive with parties and celebrations. But for four teenagers life is about to change forever, when Penny crashes her car, killing herself and leaving her twin brother Hobson in a deep coma.
Penny's boyfriend Jake and her best friend Demeter escape physical injury. But the real scars lie much deeper than that. And while Jake's family try to take him away from the memories by moving to the west coast of Australia, Demeter finds herself in an unstoppable spiral of self-destruction.
Furthermore, as the details of the accident continue to emerge, questions are raised by all those affected. Do the roots of the accident lie further in the past than they seem? Is true healing possible, in even these most devastating circumstances? And can true friendship ever really die?
'A sensitive glimpse into the lives of damaged people groping their way toward healing' - Kirkus
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
Elin Hilderbrand is a graduate of The University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop, where she was a teaching/writing fellow. She lives with her husband and their three children on Nantucket, Massachusetts.
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- Publication date:
05 Jul 2012
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Hodder & Stoughton
Can't afford to get away this summer? Travel without moving with this book set on the stunning American island of Nantucket . . . The well planned voices, perspectives and plot twists means it keeps your interest until the final page. — Best on SUMMERLAND
'Hilderbrand captivates with racy narrative, topical references, and characters who are both familiar and memorable' — People
'Takes the chick-lit trope of reclaimed friendship and updates it with a timely twist... Hilderbrand throws in a handful of plot twists that bounce the story along like a funky old jeep... Silver Girl [is] the kind of safe investment beachgoers should adore' — Boston Globe on SILVER GIRL
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 on SILVER GIRL
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