The Sisters’ Secrets: Rose

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Life is not always as it seems on the surface...

Like everyone raised in the idyllic seaside town of The Burrow, the ocean played a large role in Rose Barros’ life. She lived her life to the rhythm of the tides until a near-death experience changed her love for the water to a soul-deep terror, driving a wedge between herself and her sister, Reen.

Now, the only thing threatening to drown Rose is a mountain of bills and the burden of caring for her mother. She needs her sister more than ever, but rebellious Reen has skipped town and shows no interest in returning.

But that all changes when two strangers arrive in the quiet seaside town and turn her life upside-down... The first, a girl who leaps from the pier before Rose’s eyes; the second, the handsome new Chief of Police who doesn’t take kindly to Rose interfering in his investigation of the girl’s disappearance.

As they dig into the girl’s past, secrets are revealed, including a connection to Rose herself. Can Rose face her deepest fears, or will the truth lead her into deeper waters than she can handle?

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About the author

Katlyn Duncan was born in a small town in New England. Always having her mind set on the "what ifs" she started to write at a young age. Even though her life took her toward the path of science, her love for reading and writing stories never went away.

She currently lives in Connecticut, a quick train ride to her favorite city in the world, with her husband and darling (yet crazy) Wheaten Terrier.

You can visit her at katlynduncan.com.

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Publisher
HarperCollins UK
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Published on
Oct 10, 2018
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Pages
150
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ISBN
9780008314903
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / Cultural Heritage
Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Fantasy / Dragons & Mythical Creatures
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
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After-life just got a lot more complicated

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