The Castaways

The Castaways

A Novel

Book - 2009/07/07
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Vacationing together in accordance with their tight-knit friendships, four Nantucket couples are shattered by a boating accident that kills two of their number, an event that sends the island into mourning and reveals unexpected truths about their private lives.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2009/07/07
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316043892
Characteristics: 359 p.


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Feb 22, 2016

A quick, easy read. Interesting enough to keep me reading, nothing spectacular, but entertaining for a weekend read.

Jun 15, 2014

A great summer read, both funny and sad.

gramaval Sep 06, 2013

I really loved this story. A little confusing at first getting into the characters but once the story got going I couldn't put it down. This was my 3rd Elin Hilderbrand book and am looking forward to reading the rest of her writing as I have enjoyed reading all of them so far.

eschulz Jun 10, 2012

Yawn. What a boring read!

Junglequeen Aug 07, 2011

My second Elin Hilderbrand book. An enjoyable light summer read about love, romance, mystery, betrayal, and questions. Why did this couple drowned? Was it an accident?

The four popular couples on Naturcket called themselves the Castaways because they take trips together. When one couple tragically drowned at the beginning of the story, the friends and their trials and tribulations were described so well that I felt like I was there with them at the favourite restaurant, the Begonia, or on the beach. Each friend has a story to tell, a bare it all that accumulate into a surprising ending.. A nice little story.

Mar 21, 2011

I expected a fluffy novel about a group of rich friends and their lives but instead found it to be a very engaging story about how a tragedy unravels the lives of 8 friends and the truth comes out.

A married couple in this group die in a boating accident and the aftermath is told by each of the surviving friends in their attempt to deal with the tragedy. The characters are well developed and the complexity of their lives is revealed as the novel progresses.
I was very pleasantly surprised by the depth of emotion and the weaving of their lives and feelings.

Mar 03, 2011

I really enjoyed this book. It was my first by Hilderbrand and I will definitely be checking out other books written by her. I thought that the characters were well defined and realistic and that their relationships were intricate and layered, like real group friendships. I thought that the individual stories wove together in an effetive way to provide the whole picture. My only wish is that I was on the beach on the east coast while reading this!

Jan 24, 2011

I loved this book. I haven't read Elin Hilderbrand before but I will definitely be seeking out her other books. A story of 4 couples and how the 3 couples cope when tragedy strikes. So many layers to the relationships, a beautifully drawn character study.


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