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Summary

Hurricane Ophelia is bearing down on New York City. And in a matter of hours, six people, along with their families, friends, and millions of other New Yorkers living around them, will be caught up in the horrific flooding it unleashes.

Ellen Wharton has flown into New York from London, regardless of the weather and her husband's worry. The successful interior designer is intent on seeing her lively architect mother and has an important personal appointment to keep. But despite Ellen's urging, when the storm hits, seventy-four-year-old Grace Madison refuses to leave her Tribeca apartment in the midst of the evacuation zone, and they must eventually wade through chest-high water to the police boats outside.

British investment banker Charles Williams is traveling on business but is also eager to see his young daughters, who live with his beautiful, estranged ex-wife in SoHo. Desperate to find them, he checks the shelters where thousands have taken refuge and runs into Ellen and her mother.

Juliette Dubois, a dedicated ER doctor, fights to save lives when the generators at her hospital fail.

NYU students Peter Holbrook and Ben Weiss, living in a shabby downtown walkup, are excited by the adventure of the approaching hurricane, refuse to evacuate, and settle in with junk food and beer until their building threatens to collapse. Should they swim for it or not?

A day of chaos takes its toll. Lives, belongings, and loved ones are swept away. Heroes are revealed as the city and New Yorkers struggle to face a natural disaster of epic proportions. And then the real challenge begins, as the survivors face their futures, with damage to repair and scars to heal.

Danielle Steel fearlessly tackles a catastrophe and its aftermath with characters who are joined together by accident, then share their vulnerabilities, regrets, losses, and hopes. Keenly observed and brilliantly told, this is an unforgettable story that proves that while life can change in an instant, even the darkest storm can bring forth courage, resilience, unexpected joy, and new life. And it reminds us all that nature, at its fiercest, is a powerful force nothing and no one can resist.

©2017 Danielle Steel. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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i enjoyed this book., I felt i was there.

the narrorator was really good. I loved how everyone come together and i felt sad as well when pete lost his best friend.

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Luv'd it

A very good story, very good voices too.
A brilliant Danielle Steel book again x

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even better on audio.

loved it once again another great book.
Can't wait to get the next one. love them even more on audio.

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typical tale

OK fiction with a typical story middle and ending buy I liked it non the less.

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Disjointed

Although I enjoyed this novel, I felt that it wasn't of the same quality of Danielle Steel's usual novels. It felt more like 3 separate novels with no real connection, other than being huracain survivors. I felt that the 3 stories could have been explored more to a better conclusion. I was of the opinion that the 3 stories ended very abruptly & would have liked to have known what happened next. x

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  • 02-09-16

Captivating

Another captivating book by Danielle Steel. Started listening to it and had to finish it all at once!!!

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  • Austin
  • 29-01-17

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I did not like the male voice that did the performance the way he did the women's voices was very mocking would be better with a female actor

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  • 13-12-16

I'm disappointed with the repeating!

The story was okay! I don't know why DS has to keep repeating things over and over. I haven't read any of her books lately, because of this. Same thing happened with this book. We get it the first time. Maybe, she has to make word count. Her earlier books are amazing. Now, not so much!

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  • Debbie
  • 25-03-17

rushing waters

it was a wonderful story loved all the characters. very well written.she made you think you were there.

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  • Brenda Newman
  • 16-03-17

wonderful

loved it, great story
a few cliffhangers but that happens. a few more chapters would of been nice. the story went very fast. a must read.

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  • lisa b
  • 03-03-17

boring, predictable

it was all just too perfect. I pretty much guessed all of it. no real suspense, sugary.

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  • Carla Way
  • 29-10-16

Not as predictable as most Danielle Steel books

I enjoy her stories as they always give hope after a great loss but sometimes they are too predictable. This story had several different characters that were genuine and reminded me of her earlier book Titanic that made me love her writing to begin with.

Not too impressed with the reading performance. His voice impressions of some characters made them sound like little kids.

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  • Janet Houghton
  • 10-12-18

a little disappointing.

I love D'S books but I thought the ending was kind of abrupt needs more.

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  • Maria Hester
  • 23-07-18

Just ok. Typical Danielle. Her work was better

just ok. not much plot, same old stories not worth the time. skip and read earlier work

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  • Luz M Brown
  • 20-02-18

Rushing Waters

Great book, Daniel Steel write so well that every book is different. This one had of meanings for myself, having a comfortable life and think you has a great marriage and everything collapsed because the man was not honest with her.