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  • 0 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library HAW (Text) 33500013521364 New On holds shelf -
Moorhead Public Library HAW (Text) 33500013521372 New In transit -
Greenbush Public Library HAW (Text) 35500006540544 New On holds shelf -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250274250
  • ISBN: 1250274257
  • ISBN: 9781250282323
  • ISBN: 1250282322
  • Physical Description: 312 pages 23 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2022.

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When Lux McAllister and her boyfriend, Nico, are hired to sail two women to a remote island in the South Pacific, it seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. Stuck in a dead-end job in Hawaii, and longing to travel the world after a family tragedy, Lux is eager to climb on board The Susannah and set out on an adventure. She's also quick to bond with their passengers, college best friends Brittany and Amma. The two women say they want to travel off the beaten path. But like Lux, they may have other reasons to be seeking an escape. Shimmering on the horizon after days at sea, Meroe Island is every bit the paradise the foursome expects, despite a mysterious history of shipwrecks, cannibalism, and even rumors of murder. But what they don't expect is to discover another boat already anchored off Meroe's sandy beaches. The owners of the Azure Sky, Jake and Eliza, are a true golden couple: gorgeous, laidback, and if their sleek catamaran and well-stocked bar are any indication, rich. Now a party of six, the new friends settle in to experience life on an exotic island, and the serenity of being completely off the grid. Lux hasn't felt like she truly belonged anywhere in years, yet here on Meroe, with these fellow free spirits, she finally has a sense of peace. But with the arrival of a skeevy stranger sailing alone in pursuit of a darker kind of good time, the balance of the group is disrupted. Soon, cracks begin to emerge: it seems that Brittany and Amma haven't been completely honest with Lux about their pasts--and perhaps not even with each other. And though Jake and Eliza seem like the perfect pair, the rocky history of their relationship begins to resurface, and their reasons for sailing to Meroe might not be as innocent as they first appeared. When it becomes clear that the group is even more cut off from civilization than they initially thought, it starts to feel like the island itself is closing in on them. And when one person goes missing, and another turns up dead, Lux begins to wonder if any of them are going to make it off the island alive"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 December #2
    *Starred Review* Lux has misgivings when her boyfriend, Nico, accepts a sailing charter from a pair of young tourists eager to visit deserted Meroe Island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. On the other hand, she figures it was sailing that brought her and Nico together, and the prospect of rekindling the romance has appeal. College friends Brittany and Amma prove good companions, too, and everyone enjoys the trip, even as they battle a dangerous storm and shake off the growing unease planted by Nico's stories about the island's dark history. Turns out, they aren't the only ones seeking the island's solitude; easygoing Australian playboy Jake and his girlfriend, Eliza, are also anchored in the cove. The six twenty-somethings fall into an easy camaraderie until the arrival of crass interloper Robbie reveals myriad secrets that set off a cascade of infidelities and disappearances. Lux finds herself in the center of a well-planned murder plot, pitted against killers determined to avenge the abuses of the entitled elite. Lux's sharp-edged narration becomes increasingly harrowing as she realizes that, on Meroe Island, it's everyone for themselves. Revisiting the class divides that drove her best-selling The Wife Upstairs (2021), Hawkins twists revenge, madness, and an increasingly menacing setting into a cleverly plotted nightmare in paradise. A must-read for fans of Ruth Ware.HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: The success of The Wife Upstairs has prompted serious buzz about Hawkins' follow-up. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

<b>Rachel Hawkins</b> is the <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of <i>The Wife Upstairs, </i>as well as multiple books for young readers, and her work has been translated in over a dozen countries. She studied gender and sexuality in Victorian literature at Auburn University and currently lives in Alabama.

Subject: FICTION / Thrillers / General
Murder > Fiction.
Ocean travel > Fiction.
Islands > Fiction.
FICTION / Women
Oceania > Fiction.
Missing persons > Fiction.
Secrecy > Fiction.
FICTION / Gothic
Genre: Psychological fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.
Mystery fiction.

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