The Wreck

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The Wreck is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller!
Carly Holbrook and Brian Westbury are weeks away from their high school graduation. The young couple plans to marry before they head to college, and their future seems bright with promise. Everything changes one spring night when their six closest friends, including Brian's younger brother, are killed in a fiery car accident that Carly and Brian witness. The trauma leaves Carly unable to speak, and Brian is forced to make ...
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Overview

The Wreck is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller!
Carly Holbrook and Brian Westbury are weeks away from their high school graduation. The young couple plans to marry before they head to college, and their future seems bright with promise. Everything changes one spring night when their six closest friends, including Brian's younger brother, are killed in a fiery car accident that Carly and Brian witness. The trauma leaves Carly unable to speak, and Brian is forced to make unimaginable decisions about a future that once seemed so certain. With Carly incapable of going forward with their plans, Brian leaves home—and Carly—for good. Fifteen years later, disturbing new clues indicate the accident that wrecked so many lives wasn't an accident at all, bringing Brian home to face a past—-and a love-—he's never forgotten.
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Editorial Reviews

USA Today - Happy Ever After
"This is the first Gansett Island book I've read, but it's clear that Force makes a habit of creating irresistible characters and dramatic situations. Hang out with Evan and Grace and you'll want to stay on Gansett Island, too!" —USA Today's Happy Ever After on HOPING FOR LOVE.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780615824475
  • Publisher: HTJB, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/3/2013
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.67 (d)

Meet the Author

Marie Force
With more than 3 million books sold, Marie Force is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author of more than 35 contemporary romances. Her New York Times bestselling self-published McCarthys of Gansett Island Series has sold more than 1.5 million e-books since Maid for Love was released in 2011. She is also the author of the New York Times bestselling Fatal Series from Harlequin's Carina Press, as well as the New York Times bestselling Green Mountain Series from Berkley Sensation, among other books and series.

While her husband was in the Navy, Marie lived in Spain, Maryland and Florida, and she is now settled in her home state of Rhode Island. She is the mother of two teenagers and two feisty dogs, Brandy and Louie.

Join Marie's mailing list for news about new books and other possible appearances in your area. Follow her on Twitter @marieforce and on Facebook. Join one of Marie's many reader groups.Contact Marie at marie@marieforce.com.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2012

    just wow !!

    I don't even know what to say... but ... whoa... !!!! this story "blew me away" . from the very beginning tragedy struck and the tears started flowing and about 10 chapters later.... yup... i was still crying ! now I'm not sure if it was "just on of those days" but I just couldn't control it. This story grabbed me from the core ! and what a ride !!!

    Carly and Brian .. high school sweet hearts... witness a traumatic event, a horrible car crash... It left Carly broken and incapable to speak, with friends lost including Brian's younger brother. Everything's' changed. Brian and Carly's plans of marriage and living regular lives have changed.. with no choice Brian leaves Carly.

    15 years later. tragedy strikes Rhode Island again... and new clues are rising with connection of the accident all those years ago. Thus bringing Brian back home... for the first time.. and faces his past and Carly... a love that he's never gotten over !


    and with such a crazy plot.. the best parts where the " oh. my. " and "whhhhaaattttt" moments... and there were a few !!!


    By far one of my favorite books!!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    Couldnt put it down

    This is yet another amazing book i couldnt walk away

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2013

    I am always worried about reading authors that I am not familiar

    I am always worried about reading authors that I am not familiar with. I was completely blown away with this book. From start to finish, I was amazed. I loved it so much. It took me about a day to read and I am dying to read it again. You should definitely read this. You will not be disappointed.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2013

    Recommend

    Really enjoyed this free short romance (210 pages). The ending was too abrupt for me tho, that is the reason for only 3 stars. GJRA

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2013

    Good

    I really liked this story. I don't know why people were saying it was a short read. It was 717 pages on my Nook. I recommend it if you like a love story with a little suspense thrown in.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 15, 2013

    Good read

    This book was just what I enjoy reading. I like the writing style of Ms. Force, and loved her Fatal Series books. I almost didn't read this one after seeing a few negative reviews, but I'm glad I did. Well worth my time.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2013

    Awesome

    Another great book from Marie Force. Very emotional and deep story. 700 pages definitely worth it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2012

    darn

    Started so good, but I really started to hate it in the middle. I started to hate the characters and the decisions they made were stupid and unbelievable.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2012

    Unrealistic nonsense

    This is NOT for readers new to this author dont waste your time. The characters are largely unlikeable and do the most selfish things to each other. Every book by this author is the same crap. The female charcter did not deserve a happy ending. What a waste of $3.

    1 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Great rainy day read!

    I read this book in a single day. The book had a bit of everything: romance, mystery, and a lot of angst with a beautiful ending.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 6, 2011

    Marie force

    This is another page turner she is such an awesome writer

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 28, 2011

    Romance at its BEST!!!

    Read this book in less then 2 days! Loved this book! The love story that continues throughout this book between Carly & Brian is very engaging. But what this couple endures through 15 years of their lives, will take you on an emotional roller coaster ride. What is learned in the end is that love will always conquer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2011

    Great Book!!

    I really enjoyed this book. I have to say I started to read all of Marie Force's books and I am really impressed!!! Excellent read!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2015

    Marie Force's "The Wreck" takes you on a journey with

    Marie Force's "The Wreck" takes you on a journey with two people, Brian and Carly, as they are forced to grow up way too soon due to tragedy. The effects of that tragedy are far reaching for Brian, Carly, and their extended families. The Wreck takes us through their lives before and after "the wreck" to their ultimate reunion due to further tragic events.
    The Wreck is an emotional read. I was struck early on at Brian's emotional maturity dealing with the tragedy in his life. His ultimatum may have appeared unfeeling and immature towards Carly, but I actually believed it was a mature reaction - understanding that he needed to do what was necessary to move on with his life.
    Carly's reaction to "the wreck" was severe. Little did we know the full impact of the repercussions of the wreck until later in the book. Carly shows an enormous strength, despite her loss of the ability to speak. While it took her longer to begin to move on with her life, she might have demonstrated more strength than Brian. Brian may have moved on with his life, but his life was shallow and empty. He didn't form relationships - he was just going through the motions of life.

    Until he came home.

    A subsequent tragedy was a turning point for Carly, and ultimately for Brian. Their reunion when Brian came home was really and truly the point at which they both began to heal.

    Marie Force's writing made it easy for me to connect with the characters at an emotional level and feel the love and fear and anxiety that they were feeling. It flowed very well and it made it easy for me to turn the pages as quickly as I needed to because I REALLY wanted to know how it ended.
    I'm always happy when I read one of Marie's book, and this one is no different.  It is a stand-alone novel, and one of her first, I believe.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2014

    Ms. Force has outdone herself. I've had this book in my library

    Ms. Force has outdone herself. I've had this book in my library for a very long time but kept bypassing it even though I love her Fatal Series. I don't understand the negative reviews. And, yes, things like this can & do happen in small-town USA. Eighteen year-olds oftentimes do not make sensible choices. This book is full of emotions; ups, downs, regrets, and love. I totally enjoyed it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2014

    kept my interest

    Smooth read with minimal hitches. Good story plot and character build. Being a guy I skimmed thru the mushy bits but i know a lot of readers like that. Otherwise a fun well written detective story.

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  • Posted June 14, 2014

    EXCELLENT!!! I seldom read a book more than once.  I read this o

    EXCELLENT!!!
    I seldom read a book more than once.  I read this over a year ago and re-read it just now.  Good story, if predictable in some cases.  I love Force's books.  Try the Fatal Series and the Gansett Island Series.  They are GREAT!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2014

    Amazing

    Great book. I loved it. Very surprising.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 4, 2014

    highly recommended

    thrilling book, i enjoy Marie Force

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    Loved this book

    One of her best books

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