Nate and Brooke Martin arrive at their summer cottage ready to relax and rekindle their relationship. The beach is warm, the water is cool, and the sea breeze is blissful—just another perfect summer in Hampstead, Michigan filled with wine, bonfires, and beach reading.
Then, on a morning stroll along the beach, Nate finds something half-buried in the sand that turns their quiet vacation into a dangerous unraveling of the past. And the key to solving the mystery may lie within Abner Hutch, a retired Coast Guard Officer and Great Lakes master of the deep—a flawed man with a complicated past and a core wound that will not heal.
As Nate and Hutch search for answers on a remote peninsula, they begin to realize what the mega-rich residents up the coast already know: you can only keep a secret for so long.
And when some secrets get out…there is no turning back.
Put on some sunscreen, unfold a beach chair, and get ready to dive into The Wreck.
"Landon Beach's debut novel The Wreck is a modern-day Treasure Island that keeps the reader turning pages."
– Steve Alten, NY Times & international best-selling author of The MEG and The Loch
“The Wreck has tons of fun stuff, like the log of a long-dead lighthouse keeper and flooded caves. Great underwater scenes, with a real sense of place and an action-packed climax that will make you jump out of your reading chair.”
- Paul Kemprecos, New York Times Best-Selling Author
“For a fun, exciting twist on the greatest mystery in Great Lakes maritime history, The Wreck by Landon Beach is an excellent summer read! Beach has crafted a story full of colorful characters; the bad guys are really bad and the good guys are really great. The Michigan summer cottage experience is perfectly captured, and then enhanced by a gripping adventure aboard boats, on shore, and best of all, underwater. Because the tension builds unbearably, the reader will not be able to turn away from the book and should take care when reading on the beach because of the danger of forgetting to re-apply sunscreen! We’re looking forward to more terrific Landon Beach Great Lakes novels!”
– Cris Kohl and Joan Forsberg, well-known maritime historians, founders of Seawolf Communications, Inc., and authors of numerous diving and shipwreck books including The Wreck of the Griffon: The Greatest Mystery of the Great Lakes