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Two couples’ lives become scandalously entwined in the latest from New York Times bestselling author Elin Hilderbrand.

Nantucket writer Madeline King has a new novel coming out, The Rumor, and it’s got bestseller potential. But Madeline is terrified, because in her desperation to revive her career, she’s done the unthinkable: The Rumor 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; one fateful night, the two women argue, voicing jealousies and resentments that have built for twenty years. Bereft of each other, they get caught in the snares of a mysterious and destructive stranger. Their fate hinges on The Rumor—and the secret it reveals.

The Rumor is an irresistible novel about the power of gossip to change the course of events and the desire of people to find their way back to what really matters.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “It wouldn’t be summer without a breezy, sensual Nantucket tale from Hilderbrand, and her latest…doesn’t disappoint. Intricately plotted and filled with fast-paced dialogue, it’s as sweetly satisfying as a glass of Sancerre.”


  • “Hilderbrand is the queen of the summer. Rich people behaving badly—perfect poolside.”

    New York Post

  • “Be forewarned: scandal and swirling tension aside, Elin’s descriptions of the idyllic setting in this perfect beach read may inspire readers to book a getaway.”

    Hello! Canada

  • "[The Rumor] explores human nature and the truth behind the gossip that people love to be the first to share.”

    Cape Codder

  • “Hilderbrand’s latest cautionary tale exposes the toxic—and hilarious—impact of gossip on even the most sophisticated of islands.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “This multivoice recording brings bestselling author Hilderbrand’s fifteenth Nantucket novel to life…This is another juicy domestic drama from Hilderbrand.”

    Booklist (audio review)

  • A Kirkus Reviews Pick of 9 Hot Beach Reads You’ll Remember All Summer
  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A June 2015 LibraryReads Pick
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