That Night at the Beach
“WOW!!! WOW!! WOW!!… Heartbreaking… Unforgettable… Deserves more than 5 stars!… I was hooked instantly… So addictive that I read it in one night!!!” Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
As mothers we never dare to delve into our worst-nightmare scenarios. What if… we might murmur to each other, and then shake our heads, telling ourselves it’ll never happen to us if we’re just good enough mothers. Yet here we are. And the steady beep of the heart monitor is the only evidence the child in front of us is alive…
It’s Labor Day weekend, so of course we went to the beach. Like we do every year. For a barbecue picnic with my best friend Rose. It’s the perfect tradition—drinks, games, burgers, music, laughter. Together with our husbands, my two teenage sons and her two daughters, we all arrived as the sun was still shimmering over the water, the whole evening ahead of us.
But nothing goes to plan. Old secrets emerge, tempers flare. And so we parents decide to leave the beach, telling the teenagers to enjoy themselves, reassuring them someone will be back to collect them in an hour or two.
But when I return a little while later, I know something is really wrong. Our teens are slurring their words, stumbling to the car. It’s clear they have been drinking and I’m shocked. I never expected our kids to behave this way. I’m bracing myself to have firm words with them in the morning, but the next day my concerns fade to nothing, when seventeen-year-old Bella claims my son Finn assaulted her.
Finn insists he would never do that. And I so want to believe him. Because I brought my son up right. Because a mother would know, wouldn’t she?
What I don’t know is that the answer to what happened that night on the beach may be a matter of life and death for one of our beloved children…
An absolutely heartbreaking story about friendship, parenting and betrayal. Perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Jojo Moyes and Susan Lewis.
Readers are loving That Night at the Beach:
“Totally addictive… will keep you racing through the pages all night long.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Heartbreaking… very hard to put down without reading in one sobbing gulp… Amazing.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
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“A firecracker of a novel. I was absolutely unable to stop reading.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Wow. Just wow. What an emotional rollercoaster.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Brilliant… I had to finish this marvellous book in one sitting!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A heartbreaking story… Worth a complete five stars!” Tropical Girl Reads Books ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Perfectly crafted to keep me wanting more… engrossing, spine-tingling read!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I love Kate Hewitt books and this was no different! It’s an absolute page-turner… wonderful.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Heartbreaking… Will stay with you after you read the final page.” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Wow! I did not guess the ending… a page-turner… A cannot put down book.” Netgalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐