The Things We Wish Were True

  • by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
  • Narrated by Taylor Ann Krahn
  • 8 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In an idyllic small-town neighborhood, a near tragedy triggers a series of dark revelations.
From the outside, Sycamore Glen, North Carolina, might look like the perfect all-American neighborhood. But behind the white picket fences lies a web of secrets that reach from house to house.
Up and down the streets, neighbors quietly bear the weight of their own pasts - until an accident at the community pool upsets the delicate equilibrium. And when tragic circumstances compel a woman to return to Sycamore Glen after years of self-imposed banishment, the tangle of the neighbors' intertwined lives begins to unravel.
During the course of a sweltering summer, long-buried secrets are revealed, and the neighbors learn that it's impossible to really know those closest to us. But is it impossible to love and forgive them?


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Just OK

Would you try another book from Marybeth Mayhew Whalen and/or Taylor Ann Krahn?

No, neither

What three words best describe Taylor Ann Krahn’s voice?

Youthful. Slow. Ragged.

Was The Things We Wish Were True worth the listening time?

Not really, the book was just okay, and not very engaging.

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- Claudia H


This is just a story. The story of several people and their lives over one summer. They each tell their own story. I thought the performance was wonderful, the writing very good and character development perfect. It shows that our lives are not perfect, but they're better than we think they are more often than not.
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- stlblue1

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-01-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio