Mini Thoughts

I love a book about friendships, and this one is about four friends.  Hannah, Maya, Blue and Renee.  Going to Blue’s Nana’s house in Montauk was a summer tradition they looked forward to.  One summer tragedy strikes involving Hannah’s boyfriend, Henry, who is in a coma, and has been since they were teenagers.  The chapters alternate between Hannah, Blue and Maya.  Most of the story is present day, but throughout the book we are taken back to the night everything changed.

I think I went through every emotion while reading.  Anger, sadness, anxiety, and excitement.  The author did a good job with the build up to finally learning what happened that night, and that is what made this one a page turner.  So many ideas of how Henry ended up in a coma went through my mind, but the truth was worse than I ever imagined.

While the ending didn’t play out like I thought it would, it was the right one to do.  When I read a non-thriller I like a good happy ever after ending, and in a way the ending was closure for the girls.  Make sure you have tissues nearby!

This one is out now! Thank you @bookclubbish #MIRA for the copy!

Book Rating: 4/5

Wine Pairing:  Shannon Reserve Chardonnay 2016

 

Goodreads Synopsis

Childhood friends Hannah, Maya, Blue and Renee share a bond that feels more like family. Growing up, they had difficult home lives, and the summers they spent together in Montauk were the happiest memories they ever made. Then, the summer after graduation, one terrible night changed everything.

Twelve years have passed since that fateful incident, and their sisterhood has drifted apart, each woman haunted by her own lost innocence. But just as they reunite in Montauk for one last summer, hoping to find happiness once more, tragedy strikes again. This time it’ll test them like never before, forcing them to confront decisions they’ve each had to live with and old secrets that refuse to stay buried.