The House on Fripp Island by Rebecca Kauffman audiobook

The House on Fripp Island

By Rebecca Kauffman
Read by Susan Bennett

Recorded Books, Inc. 9780358274285

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664582965

  • ISBN: 9781664746183

Runtime: 9.18 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A People Magazine Pick of the Month's Best Books

A taut, page-turning novel of secrets and strife. When two families—one rich, one not—vacation together off the coast of South Carolina, little do they know that someone won’t be returning home.

Fripp Island, South Carolina, is the perfect destination for the wealthy Daly family: Lisa, Scott, and their two girls. For Lisa’s childhood friend, Poppy Ford, the resort island is a world away from the one she and Lisa grew up in. And when Lisa invites Poppy’s family to join them, how can a working-class woman turn down an all-expenses paid vacation for her husband and children?

But everyone brings secrets to the island, distorting what should be a convivial, relaxing summer on the beach. Lisa sees danger everywhere—the local handyman can’t be allowed near the children, and Lisa suspects Scott is fixated on something, or someone, else. Poppy watches over her husband John and his routines with a sharp eye. It’s a summer of change for all of the children: Ryan Ford who prepares for college in the fall, Rae Daly who seethes on the brink of adulthood, and the two youngest, Kimmy Daly and Alex Ford, who are exposed to new ideas and different ways of life as they forge a friendship of their own. Those who return from this vacation will spend the rest of their lives trying to process what they witnessed, the tipping points, moments of violence and tenderness, and the memory of whom they left behind.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The tensions between the haves and the have-nots offer an insight into contemporary America.” Sunday Times (London)
“Suspenseful…While the fault lines…allow for plenty of tart observations on marital disenchantment, Kaufmann spins a secondary, far more disconcerting story about the toxic power of suspicion and rumor.” Daily Mail (London)
“Page-turner pacing…Combustible.” Charleston Post and Courier

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Author

Author Bio: Rebecca Kauffman

Author Bio: Rebecca Kauffman

Rebecca Kauffman received her MFA degree in creative writing from New York University. She is the author of several books, including Another Place You’ve Never Been, which was longlisted for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 9.18
Audience: Adult
Language: English