Margin Notes: Silver Bay
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
An easy, breezy summer read. I wasn't too invested in the characters, and that's ok. The plot was a little predictable, but not in an annoying way--the mystery just wasn't much of a mystery for me. I still enjoyed it. I liked the female characters for the most part, particularly the townspeople. The male characters all felt flat to me. (view spoiler)[I liked the elements of environmental concern and that we sort of learned about (those ghost nets, YIKES), but I didn't have lots of compassion for the main male character. His actions felt shallow--there wasn't enough exploration of why he fell out of love/was never in love with his wife and into love with Liza. I would have liked a little more background--he felt like a sociopath with no motivation, ha. I would have loved a little more about his relationship with his sister, and friends, if he had any. And did we have to turn Vanessa into a terrible person at the end? I would have liked the story a little more if she was left alone. But, it was still an enjoyable read! (hide spoiler)]
If you're looking for something to read at the airport, this would do the trick. If you're looking for your next favorite book, I'd say this probably isn't going to be it.
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