I read this one for my GoodRead, s reading challenge - book from a summer reading list. Well, all I can say is the truly best thing about this book is the cover. I love beach reads, summer reads and usually spend the month of February reading a ton of them so that I can get a taste of the beach. I was a little behind this year, having been sick, but I wanted to give this one a try.
Sad. That's all I can say. It's the story of Van who left Whisper Beach suddenly and with a secret. A funeral brings her back to face her past and come to terms with it. I'm all about things coming to a conclusion so that a person can move on but this book was a little heavy.
When I read a book about the beach, I have certain expectations. I want the magic of feeling the water kiss my toes, the wind on my face and the salt in the air. I want a little romance and memories of my youth - happy ones. In this book, even the beach was depressing with no one visiting it anymore. If you are looking for a light hearted summer BEACH read, this book is not for you. 2 out of 5 stars. While it is well written, it was just flat out depressing. No thanks.