I read this one and thought it was decent. A bit too much explanation around some of the technology and it was a little hard to understand the motivation of some of the characters but it was all right for a beach read, which is where I am.Just finished Something in the Water. It’s a Reese Witherspoon book club pick, who knew there was such a thing? It is in the mold of gone girl and girl on a train - British woman sorta maybe a tad deranged. I enjoyed it just as much as the others.
I felt the same way about the part in spoilers, which is probably one reason why Maggie’s story is about the only one I liked. The other reason is that Maggie was the only one of the four women who I would want to spend any time with - the other three seemed like awful shrews even when the story was told from their point of view. So it made it hard to get into the book.I also read Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan, a book about three different generations of an Irish Catholic family who summer at their beach cottage in Maine. There's a lot of family dysfunction in this book and interactions between family members are loaded with hurts and resentments from the past.Sullivan has a good hand for writing emotion that rings true.And the book doesn't really resolve. It's like you eavesdrop on this family for three months and at the end of that time, the story is over, with (mostly) nothing having changed or been resolved. Maybe, Maggie's storyline ends neatly, but no one else's does. So on one hand, it's a lot like real life, and OTOH, it's unsatisfying because there usually is some conclusion in literature.