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It Happens in the Hamptons

(2017)
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In the Hamptons, the everyday people are as complicated and fascinating as the millionaires...

When Katie Doyle moves across the country to the Hamptons, she is hoping for summer employment, new friends for her young son, and a chance to explore a new love affair with a dazzling investor. What she finds is a strange cocktail of classes, where society’s one-percenters vacation alongside local, hard-working people who’ve lived in the Hamptons for generations. Though she’s looking forward to their move, Katie is wary about mingling with her boyfriends’ East Coast elite circles. She soon discovers Southampton isn’t all that it seems to be on the surface—and neither are the people who live there.

As George takes Katie on a whirlwind tour of country clubs, haute couture, and lavish events, she is amazed to witness sudden whims become dire needs, extra-marital affairs blossoming right and left, and people purchase friends and loyalties like a pair of shoes. Even the middle-class townspeople maintain a determined façade while maneuvering like sharks among the wealthy summer invaders.

The more Katie becomes immersed, the more she learns the secrets of both the upstairs and downstairs, the upper crust and middle of the road. The combustion between the classes becomes explosive as the summer tears on. Betrayals, a sexual predator, and a missing person lost in murky waves drive the reader on a racing Learjet ride through impossible twists and turns until landing at the shocking conclusion. When she meets Luke, a local surfer and middle school teacher, he makes her question what it is she really wants as she understands the life she’s begun for herself is built on shifting Hamptons’ dunes.

 

Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"Hugely entertaining! Put Holly Peterson's IT HAPPENS IN THE HAMPTONS on your list of guilty pleasures this summer." - Elin Hilderbrand

"It Happens in the Hamptons is an sizzling beach read with all the right ingredients: sex, romance, class warfare, bikinis, and a mysterious man. If you can't make it to the Hamptons this summer, this is the next best thing." - Jay McInerney


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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: It Happens in the Hamptons: A Novel
Author(s): Holly Peterson
ISBN: 0-06-239150-X / 978-0-06-239150-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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Audio Editions

July 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: It Happens in the Hamptons: A Novel
Author(s): Holly Peterson
ISBN: 1-5384-7950-8 / 978-1-5384-7950-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
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July 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: It Happens in the Hamptons: Library Edition
Author(s): Holly Peterson
ISBN: 1-5384-7949-4 / 978-1-5384-7949-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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July 2017 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: It Happens in the Hamptons: A Novel
Author(s): Holly Peterson
ISBN: 1-5384-7951-6 / 978-1-5384-7951-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers and Blackstone Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: It Happens in the Hamptons: A Novel
Author(s): Holly Peterson
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon   


July 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: It Happens in the Hamptons: A Novel
Author(s): Holly Peterson
Publisher: HarperAudio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

May 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: It Happens in the Hamptons: A Novel
Author(s): Holly Peterson
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA