I tend to stick to a certain genre and this did not seem to fit in with the genre, so I was a bit reluctant to read it. Normally, I like fast-paced thrillers and mysteries and this story did not seem to fit in.
That being said, I was completely wrong about this book. It was fast-paced in its own way, weaving an intricate view into the four characters’ lives in the snippet of an eventful vacation. The four characters were two married couples: Finn and Taylor and Michael and Lizzie. The characters couldn’t be any more different, yet they connect together for this time period. The relationships and dynamic between each person is explained from telling the story of the vacation from each person’s point of view.
At times, the same part of the story is repeated from a different character’s perspective. While this sounds like it may be redundant, it is a fascinating look at how each personality interprets events.
The ending was completely unexpected to me and I absolutely loved how that happened. The pages turned, for me, as fast as they would when I’m reading a very good thriller. I am impressed with Ephron’s character building and deep understanding of different people, how their view on the world is different, and not to mention her deep understanding of relationships and how fragile they are, how much work they require.
Overall, I am extremely impressed with this book. I highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a thought-provoking read.