Every August, four women would gather together to spend a week at the beach, renting a new house each year. The ritual began when they were in their 20s and their husbands were in medical school, and became a mainstay of every summer thereafter. Their only criteria was oceanfront and isolation, their only desire to strengthen their far-flung friendships. They called themselves the Girls of August. But when one of the Girls dies tragically, the group slowly drifts apart and their vacations together are brought to a halt. Years later, a new marriage reunites them and they decide to come together once again on a remote barrier island off the South Carolina coast. There, far from civilization, the women make startling discoveries that will change them in ways they never expected.
"One doesn't read Anne Rivers Siddons's books, one dwells in them." (Chicago Tribune"Bravura writing...This is Siddons's best, maybe the book she was born to write." (Stephen King)
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YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING!
Not after reading this book! I was so looking forward to reading a new book by Anne Rivers Siddons because I hadn't read a book of hers for a while and used to REALLY love her books. It was almost as if this was written by a different author. I was so disappointed......
The characters were flat.....lifeless....people you didn't really care about as there was no substance to them....nothing to interest you in them or their lives. It was a huge non-story. The ending was absolutely ridiculous. I'm not happy that I wasted one of my credits on this book. But, I did read it to the end just to see if it got any better. It only got worse. Bad characters, bad storyline and unnecessary bad language.
The narration was terrible....especially Baby! Just awful!
All of them!
There was no plot and the characters drew very little interest for me. The story went nowhere!!!
All the voices sounded the same, except Baby's and the narrator whined all the way through
I was very disappointed in this Anne River Siddons novel. In the past I have enjoyed her fiction, but I kept listening for some plot and story and there was none.
I would be interested to see what other readers say about this book
- Claire Wells