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The House on Fripp Island

(2020)
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'Brilliant' - The Times
'Gripping' - The Sunday Times Crime Club
'A smart summer read' - Daily Mail
'Suspenseful' - Publishers Weekly
'A skilful domestic whodunit' - Shots

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 she 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, while Poppy watches over her husband John and his routines with a sharp eye. It's a summer of change for all of the children too, who are exposed to new ideas and different ways of life as they forge a bond 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.

Waterstone's Best Books Choice for June 2020

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Rebecca Kauffman has long been one of my favorite writers, and The House on Fripp Island is her best novel yet ... Kauffman's latest is a rare and gripping combination of gloriously observed prose and three hundred pages of pure suspense. I loved it." - Julie Buntin

"A sharp, modern story about the wilderness of family life." - Adrienne Celt

"A novel full of secrets set in a stunning beach house is my definition of a perfect summer read ... Bring plenty of sunscreen when you take this book to the beach, you'll be reading all day long." - Amanda Eyre Ward


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June 2020 : USA Hardback
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Title: The House on Fripp Island
Author(s): Rebecca Kauffman
ISBN: 0-358-27428-1 / 978-0-358-27428-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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September 2020 : USA Paperback

Title: The House on Fripp Island
Author(s): Rebecca Kauffman
ISBN: 1-4328-8149-3 / 978-1-4328-8149-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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June 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: The House on Fripp Island
Author(s): Rebecca Kauffman
ISBN: 1-78816-520-9 / 978-1-78816-520-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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June 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: House on Fripp Island
Author(s): Rebecca Kauffman
ISBN: 0-358-04152-X / 978-0-358-04152-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner
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Audio Editions

June 2020 : USA Audio CD

Title: The House on Fripp Island
Author(s): Rebecca Kauffman
ISBN: 0-358-31031-8 / 978-0-358-31031-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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June 2020 : Audio CD

Title: The House on Fripp Island
Author(s): Rebecca Kauffman
ISBN: 1-09-414546-7 / 978-1-09-414546-4
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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June 2020 : Audio CD

Title: The House on Fripp Island: Library Edition
Author(s): Rebecca Kauffman
ISBN: 1-09-414545-9 / 978-1-09-414545-7
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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June 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The House on Fripp Island
Author(s): Rebecca Kauffman
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Title: The House on Fripp Island
Author(s): Rebecca Kauffman
Publisher: Recorded Books
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June 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The House on Fripp Island
Author(s): Rebecca Kauffman
Publisher: Serpent's Tail
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June 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The House on Fripp Island
Author(s): Rebecca Kauffman
Publisher: Mariner Books
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