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The Castaways

by Elin Hilderbrand

The Castaways Synopsis

They hadn't known, then, what was coming. They didn't know about September 11th, they didn't know about miscarriages and love affairs, they didn't know about a girl named April Peck. They didn't know they were going to die. Back then, they had been happy.' From the outside, the close-knit circle of friends calling themselves 'the Castaways' share an idyllic lifestyle on the charming island of Nantucket, blessed with money, children, beauty and love. But when Tess and Greg are killed in a tragic boating accident, orphaning their seven-year-old twins, it sends devastating shockwaves through the rest of the group. As the friends grieve, the truth behind their relationships gradually begins to emerge in a chain of staggering revelations. And for the first time they are forced to ask the hardest of questions. Can you live without the person who made you whole? And how do you mourn for a secret lover and a relationship nobody knew existed? An utterly absorbing novel exploring the tangle of secrets and lies that can lurk beneath even the closest of relationships . . .

The Castaways Press Reviews

'Touching and uplifting' * U Magazine on Barefoot * '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 * 'An honest, raw tale of friendship and love' * Cosmopolitan * '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 * 'A gritty and moving read that oozes plenty of drama' * Heat on A SUMMER AFFAIR *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780340919828
Publication date: 1st May 2010
Author: Elin Hilderbrand
Publisher: Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 416 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Elin Hilderbrand

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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