A NovelLarge Print - 2009
On the tiny island of Nantucket, everything is everyone's business. So when Greg MacAvoy, the charming music teacher, shares a rainy Sunday night with April Peck, the beautiful high school senior, gossip abounds. Greg's wife Tess is torn between the rumors, and an undeniable love for her husband - and she has a secret of her own. A few months later, having put the unpleasantness behind them, the MacAvoys head out on their sailboat to celebrate their anniversary.
Then comes the heartbreaking news: Greg and Tess have mysteriously drowned, leaving behind their two small children. Their closest friends are devastated. The four families have vacationed and celebrated everything together for as long as anyone can remember. But scandal and tragedy have a way of bringing emotions and truth to the surface: Delilah Drake's love for Greg, Addison Wheeler's disapproval of him, and Tess's shocking secret. In a state of denial and grief, the friends now have one more question: What really happened to the MacAvoys?
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