Swimming Lessons

  • by Claire Fuller
  • Narrated by Rachel Atkins
  • 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ingrid Coleman writes letters to her husband, Gil, about the truth of their marriage, but instead of giving them to him, she hides each in the thousands of books he has collected over the years. When Ingrid has written her final letter, she disappears from a Dorset beach, leaving behind her beautiful but dilapidated house by the sea, her husband, and her two daughters, Flora and Nan.
Twelve years after her disappearance, Gil thinks he sees Ingrid from a bookshop window, but he's getting older, and this unlikely sighting is chalked up to senility. Flora, who has never believed her mother drowned, returns home to care for her father and to try to finally discover what happened to Ingrid. But what Flora doesn't realize is that the answers to her questions are hidden in the books that surround her. Sexy and whip-smart, Swimming Lessons holds the Coleman family up to the light, exposing the mysterious and complicated truths of a passionate and troubled marriage.


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Customer Reviews

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I was addicted to listening to this story!!

A must listen for every woman!! A tale of "what not to do". Loved the story and the narrator's many voices!
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- Lindsay


The more I think about this book, the more disappointed I am. It's not that it was terrible. It's more that it had the potential to be a really great story and it was just very...mundane. And also a lot of it didn't really make that much sense. Like if you cheated on your wife with literally everyone, even her best friend and then dedicated your book to her best friend (after your wife helped you come up with the plot for the majority of the book), why would you be so concerned with the thought that your wife didn't know you loved her on your deathbed? I mean I get that we all have regrets, but that seems like a stretch. I feel like the plot had potential, but the book just ended up being meh.
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- Taryn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-26-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios