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Publisher's Summary

Until now, Kathryn Lyons's life has been peaceful if unextraordinary: a satisfying job teaching high school in the New England mill town of her childhood; a picture-perfect home by the ocean; a precocious, independent-minded fifteen-year-old daughter; and a happy marriage whose occasional dull passages she attributes to the unavoidable deadening of time.
As a pilot's wife, Kathryn has learned to expect both intense exhilaration and long periods alone - but nothing has prepared her for the late-night knock that lets her know her husband has died in a crash. As Kathryn struggles with her grief, she descends into a maelstrom of publicity stirred up by the modern hunger for the details of tragedy.
Even before the plane is located in waters off the Irish coast, the relentless scrutiny of her husband's life begins to bring a bizarre personal mystery into focus. Could there be any truth to the increasingly disturbing rumors that he had a secret life?
©2007 Anita Shreve (P)2007 Hachette Book Group
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3 out of 5 stars
By To Much Shopping on 04-28-16

Sorry but narrator is horrible

Having trouble following story,due to narration. finding myself back going back often to figure out she's having a flash back...
I am looking forward to watching the dvd after I finish and our book club discussion.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By sproatlaked on 07-26-15

Riveting

I found this book riveting and didn't eat or much else 'till I finished it!
The quality of the reader's voice was unbelievable, the way it changed so completely when Mattie was speaking, for example. DJM

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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