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The Wreck [Kindle Edition]

Marie Force
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (232 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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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About the Author

Marie Force is the New York TimesUSA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author of 30 contemporary romances. Her New York Times bestselling self-published McCarthys of Gansett Island Series recently recorded its 1 millionth e-book sale 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 and HQN in print, as well as the Treading Water Series and numerous stand-alone books. All You Need is Love, book 1 in her new Green Mountain Series from Berkley Sensation, is out on Feb. 4, 2014. The second book, I Want to Hold Your Hand, will be out in June, and Marie recently agreed to a significant deal with Berkley for three more books in the series. In 2014, Marie will have eight mass-market print releases--the first five Fatal Series books from Harlequin and the first three Green Mountain Series books from Berkley. 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 at for news about new books and other possible appearances in your area. Follow her on Twitter @marieforce and on Facebook at Join one of Marie's many reader groups by viewing the complete listing at Contact Marie at

Product Details

  • File Size: 1737 KB
  • Print Length: 314 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481211803
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: HTJB, Inc. (March 6, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #12,652 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another night's sleep "Wrecked"! March 17, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I should know better than to start a new book by Marie Force in the evening because I can never put it aside until the last page is read. "The Wreck" was another super romantic suspense and one that caught me early on and held my attention to the very end. Just what I've come to expect from this author!! If you haven't experienced a "Force" book, I highly recommend any of them including the latest offering, "The Wreck." If you're a fan of romantic suspense, you'll be a satisfied reader.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOWZERS...This is GREAT Book March 27, 2011
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Boy, this had it all. I cried, laughed, got mad, thrilled. It was heart breaking and had amazingly great moments. It was one of the best stories I have read in a long time. It kept me on the edge of my seat because just when you think you might have it figured out...WAMMO...the next hammer falls and everything starts flying again.

Carly and Brian are the real deal high school sweethearts. However in one fatal moment there whole world is turned upside down and all there plans change, and not for the better. 15 years later and the 2 are drawn together again. When the Brians dad Michael who is also the cheif of police in there small town is searching for the man who they believe is not only linked to the current criminal activities but also the death of his younger son Sam and Carly and Brians 5 best friends in the whole world in one tragic event. When Michael works himself right into the hospital Brian is brought back to town and is forced to deal with the fact that in 15 years he hasnt been able to get past his love for Carly and visa versa. There are so many suprises in this book that it only inhances this story.

This is a must read and you will find that the 4 hours it takes to read the book well worth the couple of $s this book cost. Make sure that when you start this book you have the time to finish it because you wont be able to put it down. This is the 3rd book by Marie Force that i have read and I must say she is fast becoming one of my fav. authors. Hats off to her!
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47 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVED The WRECK!!! Excellent Suspense/Romance March 9, 2011
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WOW, what a pleasant surprise!!! This book popped up a post from Marie Force's facebook last night that it was on sale for $2.99, for that price I expected it to be a novella, I was happy to see it' a full book. This is a suspense/romance.

I LOVED IT!!!! The Wreck is a KEEPER!!! I was so excited to finally find a book that was so good I couldn't put it down. Because since reading Saddled and Spurred by Lorelei James, last Tuesday, which was so incredible, none of the 6 books I've tried to read since have held my interest, UNTIL I saw this post. I immediately went to amazon, bought The Wreck for my kindle and started reading, I couldn't put it down. It was 3:15 am when I finished.

From the beginning scene in Toby's basement, to the very end, I was drawn into to Carly and Brian's emotions and the emotions of their families, this book was both heartbreaking and heartwarming. I was also able to clearly see New England as described in the book. This is definitely a KEEPER!!! This is the second book I have read by Marie Force, but it definitely won't be the last!!!
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18 of 21 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Really? May 9, 2011
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Having been a fan of this author's for a while, I have to say this book was a major disappointment. While I can suspend disbelief for most of the story (I know it's romantic fiction!), the author just kept adding more and more unbelievable "shocking" roadblocks to show how much these two characters must really love each other. But the major issue I had with the story is that a popular, outgoing teenager witnesses a tragic accident, loses the ability to speak and becomes agoraphobic and no one considers she might need therapy or try to get her professional help????!!! Yeah, that kind of ruined it for me.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly Surprised! April 27, 2011
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Wow, really surprised that i enjoyed this book as much as I did. Good romance/who-dun-it book. Loved the characters, made the story very real and believable. Downloaded for my Kindle as an afterthought but really couldnt put it down once i started. Right from the beginning in Toby's basement..i was hooked! YES! that was my intial thought. A story that made you think and feel and sympathize with the characters.
Loved Brian. Thought he persevered over all the tragedy that befell him. Not only losing his brother and gang of friends but essentially the woman he loved. To see him pick up the pieces and become successful was really pleasing.
The only flaw in the story that made it a little unbelievable was with Carly and Brian at the cabin with the stalker...the actions she takes to get them out of the situation were a little far fetched but hey thats why its called fiction.
Still a fantastic read and highly reccommend to everyone.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EDGE OF MY SEAT THRILLER! March 17, 2013
By Sue S.
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Great Book! Saw on FB that this book was on sale for 99 cent. I read the blurb, read reviews, read it all again and still was not sure this was going to be my cup of tea! But 99 cents - Oh,live large - bought it! Smartest move I ever made!! First chapter and I was hooked. Stayed up very late & got up at 4:30AM to continue reading. Could not put the book down!! My heart just broke for Carly and Brian and then to learn this was no accident! Who would do this? That's the main theme that keeps us on the edge of our seats and sleep deprived. But so many other twists and turns are thrown in along the way, you never have a chance to become complacent. One of the most emotional books I've read in a long time, accelerated by a real life SUV accident where 6 teenagers were killed, that occured the same time I was reading the book - intensified the deep emotional spiral the story created! First book ever, where I was seriouly tempted to check out the ending to see who could have done this - didn't but sure wanted to - the suspense was killing me!!!!!!!!!!!! This was my first book by Marie Force ( where have I been!). I immediately downloaded Fatal Affair to my Kindle (also excellent read) and signed up for her newsletter. I highly recommend this book and Marie, as your next GO TO author!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
I loved how Brian and Carly loved each other no matter how much time has passed. they've both been through a lot following the wreck.
Published 16 days ago by Jenni
5.0 out of 5 stars Grabs your heart and doesn't let go! This book is a seriously good...
Once again Marie Force has you so invested in her characters that your heart grieves for what they endure and rejoices for what they overcome!
Published 16 days ago by Sci/Fi Lover
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book
Great book and story. Was hard to put the book down. I am reading all of her books and have not been disappointed.
Published 18 days ago by Nancy Lomio
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it
I've read this twice now and enjoyed it just as much the 2nd time around. Was full of suspense and romance. I laughed and cried. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Great summer read!
This book kept me involved from the beginning! Couldn't wait for a spare moment to find out what happens next! Great read for summer!
Published 1 month ago by Julie
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful mystery and love story. Top notch.
I don't bother reading reviews when I see the author is Marie Force. She is a superbe writer. This book is full of tragedy, regrets and love. Read more
Published 1 month ago by iloveny
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable read
I loved this novel it had an interesting story and very credible characters. The story had love,compassion and tragedy and a lot of emotion.
Published 1 month ago by Christene
4.0 out of 5 stars GOOD
Even though I gave this book 4 stars, I was probably lenient and would have gone for 3.5 One of the main characters, Carly, went 15 years without talking after seeing a tragic... Read more
Published 1 month ago by atabarac
5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER GREAT ONE!!
This was another great book from Marie Force. This is the first other book from her other than the Gansett Island Series I have read. She is a wonderful writer. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Marie Force - not for me
I could not bring myself to read this - mainly due to the vulgar language - but what little I did read was just average at best. Read more
Published 1 month ago by J.
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Questions from Readers for Marie Force

Is there going to be Volume 6 in the Fatal Flaw series?
Mrs. Gloria M. Winfield asked Nov 12, 2012
Author Answered

Yes, much more to come in the Fatal Series! Watch for Fatal Mistake in 2013!

Marie Force answered Nov 12, 2012

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