As children, Ellie Taylor and Olivia Blakely vacationed on Sullivan’s Island with their families every summer. Their enthusiastic attempts to protect the Loggerhead sea-turtles earned them the name, “The Lights Out Club.”
Ten years later, Ellie heads to Sullivan’s Island to house-sit for her uncle, resolved to keep trash out of the water and lights out along the beachfront at night. At Ellie’s invitation, Olivia joins her on the island, eager to escape her failing marriage. It doesn’t take long for both women to realize that their summer will be anything but quiet and peaceful.
A new discovery leaves Olivia even more uncertain about her future, and Ellie finds herself falling for a handsome local musician named Pat. The unexpected arrival of Olivia’s older brother, Charlie—who happens to be Ellie’s ex-boyfriend—adds further complications as she navigates her new relationship. Meanwhile, Olivia grapples with the deteriorating relationship with her husband, Daniel, while finding herself undeniably attracted to Ben, Pat’s charming roommate. Just when everything seems to be falling into place, a tragic accident shakes them all. Ellie and Olivia must rely on their friendship more than ever as they face the unthinkable.
Set against the backdrop of the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry, The Lights Out Club is a story of love, loss, and the unfailing devotion between two best friends.