Title: Uncharted Waters
Author: Sally Hepworth
Publisher: Amazon Original Stories
Release Date: August 31, 2022
“Speak your truth.” An icebreaker leads to unintended consequences for two strangers aboard a luxury yacht in this seductively twisty short story by the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Sister.
When Ella boards a sumptuous charter off the coast of Australia, she feels…dread. Her husband, Mac, the social butterfly who makes these wellness retreats so much easier to navigate, is stuck at work, leaving her exposed to the other passengers. Luckily, she forms an instant bond with the charismatic Chloe, a newly single woman salving a broken heart. But as the friendship grows, Ella discovers they share more than the need for an escape, and their devastating connection has the power to forever alter their lives.
Uncharted Waters by Sally Hepworth is part of Getaway, a collection of six stories about dream escapes that take unimaginable, even sinister, turns. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single sitting.
Taking a trip on a luxury yacht should be fun, right?
Not so much for Ella who is mostly a shy person. Her husband Mac, a dermatologist, is usually the one who makes friends with everyone. Mac couldn't make it so Ella is alone on this trip. Although, she does meet a young woman named Chloe. Chloe has a magnetic personality but is she hiding something from Ella?
This was a short story that is part of six-short stories in the Getaway series written by different authors. Uncharted Waters is a good bridge while we wait for Sally Hepworth's next book.
The audio narrator, Candice Moll, did a great job navigating through these characters' time on the boat.