The Rumor

The Rumor

A Novel

Large Print - 2015
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Nantucket writer Madeline King has a new novel coming out and it's got bestseller potential. But Madeline is terrified, because in her desperation to revive her career, she's done the unthinkable: her new book reveals the truth behind an actual affair involving her best friend, Grace. And that's not the only strain on Madeline and Grace's friendship. Bereft of each other, they get caught in the snares of a mysterious and destructive stranger.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2015.
Edition: Large print edition, First edition.
ISBN: 9780316339353
Characteristics: 469 pages


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Mar 09, 2017

Not my favorite Hilderbrand book. The characters, plot, and dialogue felt forced. Didn't suck me in like The Blue Bistro or The Castaways.

Aug 09, 2016

Elin Hilderbrand's novels are the perfect beach or vacation read - entertaining stories that keep your attention while keeping things light. The Rumor is no exception.

Jun 26, 2016

I can see how Elin Hilderbrand is the Queen of the "beach read." This is a fairly fast-paced story, without a whole lot of depth. I found it interesting that my favorite parts of the story followed the cuckolded Eddie. Although he was wrapped up in some pretty wretched business, I found him to be more interesting than either his wife or her best friend. I'll be sure to pick up another Hilderbrand book the next time I want a fast read without much depth (or reality).

Mar 16, 2016

And then she told someone, and then he told someone, and... yes, that's the way gossip spreads like wildfire and gets a life of its own. "The Rumor," delivers exactly what it promises amongst the life of Nantucketers. Madeline and Grace are best friends forever and their friendship is jeopardized. This is just one of the relatonships that is threatened by inconsiderate gossip.

Erin Hilderbrand has done very good justice to a plot surrounding well drawn out characters and the result is a book which reads well.

We wish her well so that she may keep writing.

Feb 23, 2016

A bit over the top. I don't think two families could be the victim of so much gossip all at once. Also, few of the characters are actually likeable. However, it is a quick read. I prefer many of her other books to this one.

Feb 17, 2016

I found this book to be ridiculous - I didn't even finish it. I have read her books before and have quite enjoyed them but this one didn't strike my fancy.

Jenm7 Sep 04, 2015

Fast fun beach read!

Aug 18, 2015

Interesting read and funny how rumours start!

booklady413 Jul 31, 2015

A great summer read about relationships, gossip and the ties that bind us one to the other. The alternating chapters moving from one character's point of view to another is reminiscent of Liane Moriarty.

karcoldelharvic5 Jul 27, 2015

one of her best. Read it in less than a day

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