Summary: “After a tragic accident on Martha’s Vineyard, keeping secrets becomes a way of life for the Tangle family. With memories locked away, the sisters take divergent paths. Callie disappears, Mimi keeps so busy she has no time to think, and Ginger develops a lifelong aversion to risk that threatens the relationships she holds most dear.
When a whispered comment overheard by her rebellious teenage daughter forces Ginger to reveal a long-held family secret, the Tangles’ carefully constructed web of lies begins to unravel. Upon the death of Glory, the family’s colorful matriarch, and the return of long-estranged Callie, Ginger resolves to return to Martha’s Vineyard and piece together what really happened on that calamitous day when a shadow fell over four sun-kissed siblings playing at the shore. Along with Ginger’s newfound understanding come the keys to reconciliation: with her mother, with her sisters, and with her daughter.”
I feel like I was reading this book for soooooo long and not really in a good way.
The beginning of the book goes back and forth with a chapter of Ginger’s life in present day where she is dealing with her aging mother and rebellious daughter and then a chapter of her childhood with her 3 siblings. For a while you are unsure of how the two stories are connected (other than the fact that it’s the same people).
This part of the book was on and off interesting. I wasn’t hooked enough that I wanted to keep reading every chance I got. The past storyline then comes to an end at this big moment and some things start to make sense and it connects with what is going on in the present. At this point I was into the book and wanting to read more, but it still didn’t become what I was hoping it would.
While loose ends were tied up, there were still a lot of questions and parts of the story that were made to seem like a big deal but weren’t really. The summary for the book makes it sounds dramatic and cool, but the way all the secrets are in this family isn’t really mysterious it’s more like, oh yeah something happened, but oh look at that. And then no one questions it…I don’t know.
The second half/end of the book does have some great moments, but not enough to make up for the so-so first half.
If you got the book for free from Amazon’s First thingy like I did, it’s not a bad read to give a try, but I’m not sure I would recommend buying this one.