Summer Secrets

  • by Jane Green
  • Narrated by Jane Green
  • 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When a shocking family secret is revealed, 20-something journalist Cat Coombs finds herself falling into a dark spiral. Wild, glamorous nights out in London and raging hangovers the next day become her norm, leading to a terrible mistake one night while visiting family in America, on the island of Nantucket. It's a mistake for which she can't forgive herself. When she returns home, she confronts the unavoidable reality of her life and knows it's time to grow up. But she doesn't know if she'll ever be able to earn the forgiveness of the people she hurt.
As the years pass, Cat grows into her 40s, a struggling single mother coping with a newfound sobriety and determined to finally make amends. Traveling back to her past, to the family she left behind on Nantucket all those years ago, she may be able to earn their forgiveness, but in doing so she may risk losing the very people she loves the most.
Told with Jane Green's keen eye for detailing the emotional landscape of the heart, Summer Secrets is at once a compelling drama and a beautifully rendered portrait of relationships, betrayals, and forgiveness, about accepting the things we cannot change, finding the courage to change the things we can, and being strong enough to weather the storms.

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What the Critics Say

"Gripping and powerful." (Emily Giffin)
"The quintessential beach novel, complete with juicy drama and characters you fall madly in love with. You will devour it!" (Elin Hilderbrand)
"Warm, witty, sharp and insightful. Jane Green writes with such honesty and zing." (Sophie Kinsella)
"The perfect summer read.... You'll be hooked." (Kristin Hannah)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Narration unbearable. Needs a professional!

What disappointed you about Summer Secrets?

The authors sloooow monotone made it hard to listen. Variation in tone, giving each character a personality by giving them a unique voice, deepening tone for males etc.. are all things a professional can provide that the author unfortunately did not. And those gasps mid sentence ugh.
The storyline was ok (not her best- I've read them all) but the narration really detracted from the whole experience. There was another book performed by her about which I felt the same. She should stick to writing.
I wish I'd taken another reviewers advice and increased the speed.


How could the performance have been better?

See above.


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- LAV Sumner

This book almost drove me to drink.

My heart goes out to anyone who struggles with an addiction especially alcohol, drugs, promiscuity or anything that truly can kill you and/or ruin your life. Although an interesting story which could have been Jane Green's most brilliant, her main character Cat is selfish, self-centered, narcissistic and focuses on her own needs her entire life. Cat and those who love her think drinking is her problem which that is certainly part of it. But aside from apologizing to everyone she knows and cooking one
Luscious meal to entice her ex- husband back to her, that is the extent of her doing for others.
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- Elaine Richards

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-23-2015
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio