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Publisher's Summary

In this sharp and shocking mystery by the New York Times best-selling author of Reese Witherspoon/Hello Sunshine pick The Jetsetters and The Lifeguards, a woman visiting her grandmother–a retired, once-legendary PI–becomes entangled in a mystifying local disappearance case on the beautiful, remote islands outside Savannah, Georgia.

Vivian, a former reporter and a newlywed, doesn’t know what to do with herself after an incident with her husband forces her to question their partnership and her future. Yearning for the ocean air and a sense of home, she retreats to Tybee Island to clear her head and visit her Nana, a retired PI who now struggles with dementia. 

The phone rings: Catherine Grant, a housewife living in a private development nearby, woke up to find her husband and their baby girl missing, and she is desperate for help. Guided by all the wisdom her grandmother has instilled in her over the years, Vivian falls headfirst into this complicated case that will prove one of Nana’s favorite principles: In order to understand the present, you must examine the past. 

©2022 Amanda Eyre Ward (P)2022 Audible Originals, LLC.

About the Creator

Amanda Eyre Ward is the New York Times best-selling author of nine novels, including the Reese's Book Club pick, The Jetsetters and her new novel, The Lifeguards. Her novels have been optioned for film and television and published in 15 countries. Amanda lives in Austin, TX.

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dreadful, depressing story

I kept waiting for the conclusion to reveal the truth, but this depressing, violent and nearly pornographic story ended without a satisfying conclusion. I wasted hours listening to this expecting our hero to finally wake up and realize that she'd been deceived hook, line, and sinker and take action. I could not empathize with either of the main characters. One was horrific and the other idiotic. Unless you like that kind of story, go read a better murder mystery series.

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The ending?

I was disappointed with how the story wrapped up. I understand it was a novella; but the elements have a good story were not all there.

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Vivid descriptions, sympathetic characters

This compelling story kept me engrossed on a cross-country flight. Strong, troubled female characters written beautifully. Loved it!

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Excellent

Great story and narration…the narrator who was Ellen was perfect for the character. Will be fun to see if this author writes any full length books.

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WOW!

The best story line and performance ! Loved it, so empowering. Great ending, strongly recommend it. It was like listening to a movie!

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entertaining little story

this is a nice "short" Novella.....alot of the plot was predictable, but I did enjoy the story!!

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Totally recommend!

Great story. Kept me interested and intrigued. Would totally recommend this to anyone looking for a quick one full of drama and mystery. Fun.

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Fantastic Story-telling

I really enjoyed the performances, particularly Cat and her mother in law....anywho! Great story and hope there's a sequel.

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A waste of time: Unlikeable characters behaving badly

I hated the two main characters—one was despicable and the other was helpless and stupid. I kept hoping to see as some positive character development as the story progressed, but there was none. Ultimately, I wasted the time I spent listening to story (though I did increase the speed of narration progressively).

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Struggling to finish

The lead characters lacked depth and their so -called backstories were predictable. Any cop worth their salary would have made the connections way earlier. And the fact that Cat's mother-in-law committed suicide would have brought more attention to her as a suspect.