Monday, April 12, 2010

Book Review - The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand

The Castaways The Castaways by Elin Hilderbrand

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Beautifully set in Nantucket, this story encompasses the lives and lusts of four best friend couples. But when Greg and Tess MacAvoy die in a boating accident on their wedding anniversary, the three remaining couples have to sort through their emotions and relationships as they try to determine what happened on that boat.

Best friend characters, but perhaps too much alike as I kept losing track of who was married to whom and who was in love with whom, which one had the farm, who was the real estate tycoon, etc. About the only character that felt truly unique to me was the Chief. I kept finding myself flipping back to figure out who each character was when the point of view shifted in the story. The story itself had some interesting twists and turns, making it an enjoyable enough read.

I received this book complimentary. Unfortunately, I am not sure who sent this book to me, and the shipping label did not provide any information. Several other books were forwarded to me at around the same time, and I am very behind on posting my reviews. I hope to remedy that soon. My thanks to whomever sent this book.