Tuesday, July 7, 2009

THE CASTAWAYS by Elin Hilderbrand

What happened between Greg MacAvoy and April Peck?
On the tiny island of Nantucket, everybody's business is everyone's business. When the charming music teacher Greg MacAvoy shares a rainy Sunday night with high school senior April Peck, rumors swarm the island like tourists on Memorial Day. The stories strain the marriage of Greg and his wife Tess. She herself is torn between the love for her husband and a secret of her own. The MacAvoy's head out on their boat to celebrate their anniversary but mysteriously both end up drowned. Their close friends are devastated and together they set out to answer the question: What happened to Greg and Tess MacAvoy?
This was a fun loving book that I envisioned myself reading at the beach under the warm sun. Back to reality and living along good old Lake Michigan, it's quite cold out so I'm reading this while soaking in the tub. Nantucket, boats tied in the harbor, best friends hanging out together with everybody knowing everyone else's business is similar to here in my home town. Don't be sneaky, someone is gonna see or hear. Who cares if nothing happens, the talk is great for those not affected. Secrets just harbor heartache as we see in this story for both Greg and Tess, their children and their friends. Those left behind pick up what's left and carry on. Mindless passion and tragic suspense causes reader to continue reading to get the answers to the questions.
4.25 stars