The Thunder Beneath Us

The Thunder Beneath Us

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To the world, Best Lightburn is a talented writer rising up the masthead at international style magazine James , girlfriend of a gorgeous up-and-coming actor, and friend to New York City's fabulous. Then there's the other Best, the one who has chosen to recast herself as an only child rather than confront the truth.

Ten years ago, on Christmas Eve, Best and her two older brothers took a shortcut over a frozen lake. When the ice cracked, all three went in. Only Best came out. People said she was lucky, but that kind of luck is nothing but a burden. Because Best knows what she had to do to survive. And after years of covering up the past, her guilt is detonating through every facet of her seemingly charmed life. It's all unraveling so fast- her new boss is undermining and deceitful, her boyfriend is recovering from a breakdown, and a recent investigative story has led to a secret affair with the magazine's wealthy publisher.

Best is quick-witted and headstrong, but how do you find a way to happiness when you're sure you haven't earned it-or embrace a future you feel you don't deserve? Evocative and emotional, The Thunder Beneath Us is a gripping novel about learning to carry loss without breaking, and to heal and forgive-not least of all, ourselves.
Publisher: New York : Dafina Books/Kensington Publishing Corp., [2016]
ISBN: 9781496704597
1496704592
Branch Call Number: BLADES N
Characteristics: 345 pages ; 21 cm

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LPL_KateG Nov 14, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel after happening to come across it on Goodreads. The narrator - Best - is fast, funny, and engaging (if not always the most likable!) Beneath her wit, however, is a deep emotional core, and I think the author pulled this balance off well. I both snort-laughed and so... Read More »


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LPL_KateG Nov 14, 2016

I thoroughly enjoyed this novel after happening to come across it on Goodreads. The narrator - Best - is fast, funny, and engaging (if not always the most likable!) Beneath her wit, however, is a deep emotional core, and I think the author pulled this balance off well. I both snort-laughed and sobbed while reading The Thunder Beneath Us!

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