Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand

This was kind of a repeat of the previous book: anticipation, disappointment, disgust. It's even set on Nantucket.
Tess and Greg McAvoy decide to sail from Nantucket to Martha's Vineyard for their anniversary. Something terrible happens and they drown, leaving behind two young children and their closest friends. The friends all cope with the tragedy in different ways, one being the Chief of Police, another had been having an affair with Tess. In fact they all seemed to be having affairs at one point or another and none of them are very likeable characters except for maybe the police chief who doggedly goes about doing his job. Ugh. I know that if books were all about perfect people doing the right thing they wouldn't be very interesting but neither do I want to read about sleazy people doing whatever they can to sabotage friendships and marriages. Again, I was happy to stop reading due to profanity and wouldn't have liked the book even if it wasn't laced with the f-word. Such a disappointment. Rated R.

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