What I’m Reading: The Castaways

I just finished up listening to The Castaways: A Novel Elin Hilderbrand.

Here’s what Amazon has to say about the book, “One couple’s secrets cast six friends adrift…

With rumors of infidelity straining Greg and Tess MacAvoy’s marriage, the couple head out on their sailboat one early-summer day to celebrate their wedding anniversay, hoping the roughest waters are behind them. But in an accident off Nantucket, they mysteriously drown, leaving behind two small children as well as the three couples who have long been their closest friends. 

Tragedy brings to the surface long-simmering conflicts and emotions, and the MacAvoys’ six grieving friends find themselves unprepared for the revelation of secret upon secret as they struggle to answer the question: What happened to Greg and Tess?

The Castaways probes the boundaries of friendship and forgiveness as it tells a page-turning story of passion, betrayal, and suspense, filled with the perfect details of summer island life that have made Elin Hilderbrand’s novels beloved bestsellers.”

Here’s what I have to say…the book isn’t bad.  I’ve read several other of the authors books and like them better.  For me the web was just a little too tangled.  How do four couples be “best friends” when at least one member of each couple has strayed with one of the other best friends?  And I don’t know about any of you readers out there but I just don’t think couples would stay friends if all that spouse swapping was actually going on.  It was good enough that I stuck with it and finished reading…but I can’t say I’m particularly excited that I did which makes me sad to say because I have enjoyed other books by this author.

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