It Happens in the Hamptons

By Holly Peterson

In the Hamptons, everyday people are as complicated and fascinating as millionaires...

When Katie Doyle moves across the country to the Hamptons, she is hoping to find summer employment, new friends for her young son, and a chance to explore a new love affair with George, a dazzling investor. What she finds is a strange cocktail of classes, where society's one-percenters vacation alongside local, hardworking people who've lived in the Hamptons for generations. Though she's looking forward to her move, Katie is wary about mingling in her boyfriend's East Coast elite circles. She soon discovers Southampton isn't all that it seems to be on the surface--and neither are the people who live there.

As George takes Katie on a whirlwind tour of country clubs, haute couture, and lavish events, Katie is amazed to witness sudden whims becoming dire needs, extramarital affairs blossoming right and left, and people purchasing friends and loyalties like a pair of shoes. Even the middle-class townspeople maintain determined facades while maneuvering like sharks among the wealthy summer invaders.

The more Katie becomes immersed, the more she learns the stories of both the upstairs and downstairs, the upper crust and middle of the road. The combustion between classes becomes explosive as the summer tears on. Betrayals, a sexual predator, and a missing person lost in murky waves drive the reader on a racing Learjet through impossible twists and turns before landing at the shocking conclusion. When Katie meets Luke, a marine biologist and teacher, he makes her realize what it is she really wants, as she understands the life she's begun for herself is built on shifting Hamptons' dunes.



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"It Happens in the Hamptons is an sizzling beach read with all the right ingredients: sex, romance, class warfare, bikinis, and a mysterious man. If you can't make it to the Hamptons this summer, this is the next best thing."--Jay McInerney, author of Bright Lights, Big City
With It Happens in the Hamptons, Holly Peterson seals her place as the Proust of the beach blanket. Wonderfully observed and forensic in detail, it's the ultimate insider novel of the Hamptons class divide at play.--Tina Brown



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Publisher William Morrow & Company
Publish date 05/09/2017
Pages 384
ISBN-13 9780062391506
ISBN-10 006239150X
Language English

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