16. The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve (1997)
Length: 288 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 5 August 2009
Finished: 6 August 2009
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 1 August 2009
Why do I have it? I like Anita Shreve as an author and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.
In 1873, on the lonely, windswept islands of Isles of Shoals – a group of islands off the coast of New Hampshire – two women were brutally murdered. A third woman was found cowering in a sea cave at daybreak. More than a century later, Jean, a photographer working on a photoessay of the murders has arrived with her entire family – her husband, Thomas, and five-year-old daughter, Billie – on a boat skippered by her brother-in-law, Rich, and Rich’s girlfriend Adaline. As Jean is immersed in the 19th-century murders while working on the photoessay, Thomas and Adaline find themselves drawn together – with potentially ruinous consequences. I thought this was a brilliant book, riveting storylines. I give it an A+!
Till we Meet Again, Glow Brightly as Moonlight