The Best of Us

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“Sparkles… Lovably flawed, realistic characters and a fast-paced story make this a deeply enjoyable page-turner” – Publishers Weekly STARRED review

“Fans of Jennifer Weiner and Emily Giffin will strongly appreciate this rising star in women’s fiction.” – Library Journal

An all-expense paid week at a luxury villa in Jamaica – it’s the invitation of a lifetime for a group of old college friends. All four women are desperate not just for a reunion, but for an escape: Tina is drowning under the demands of mothering four young children. Allie is shattered by the news that a genetic illness runs in her family. Savannah is carrying the secret of her husband’s infidelity. And finally, there’s Pauline, who spares no expense to throw her wealthy husband an unforgettable 35th birthday celebration, hoping it will gloss over the cracks already splitting apart their new marriage.

Languid hours on a private beach, gourmet dinners, and late nights of drinking kick off an idyllic week for the women and their husbands. But as a powerful hurricane bears down on the island, turmoil swirls inside the villa, forcing each of the women to re-evaluate everything she knows about her friends – and herself.

“A quick read set in paradise, The Best of Us is just the book to banish your winter blues.” – People magazine 3.5 out of 4 stars

“A page turner about four couples who are on a dream vacation to Jamaica- until a big storm hits and the sparks begin to fly. It’s the perfect book to cozy up with on a rainy day.”  - Marie Claire magazine

“Sarah Pekkanen writes with wit and warmth and a deep understanding of the way women make a place for themselves in the world.” – #1 NYT bestseller Jennifer Weiner

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Published by Washington Square Press, an imprint of Simon & Schuster

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