Monday, April 26, 2010

Book 24- The Castaways

In Elin Hilderbrand's book The Castaways readers meet a close-knit group of four successful Nantucket couples; Greg and Tess MacAvoy had what everybody wanted: the looks, enough money, a happy marriage, a seemingly loving relationship, and 2 adorable twins. Or so it seemed to their friends:

  • Delilah Drake, the voluptuous free bird married to sturdy and steady farmer Jeffrey.
  • The wealthy and affluent Addison and his drug addled wife Phoebe Wheeler
  • Andrea, cousin- stand in mom- big sister and best friend to Tess and her solid and stoic husband Chief of Police Ed
Tragedy and mystery abound when Greg and Tess sail to Maratha's Vineyard to celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary and mysteriously drown. Their deaths reveal tons of secrets among the 8 friends who had dubbed themselves the Castaways.

Author Elin Hilderbrand looks deeply into the hearts and minds of each of the six surviving friends, revealing old flames and new affairs, and secrets of the two dead. Was Greg involved with high school student April Peck? Was Tess going to leave Greg for Addison? Who would get custody of the kids?

Set on the beautiful island of Nantucket, with wind and surf and money and vacations and flashbacks, this fictional novel will reveal the answers to all questions and tie up all the secrets, regardless of who may or may not get hurt.

Interesting story, an easy read, a little mystery but certainly a look at the hearts of minds of f couple friends and their inner workings.

I liked this beach read!

1 Comment:

The Prodigal Tourist said...

You started another blog, you clever girl! How do you do it all? (And books, you know I love books--almost as much as tea!)