just finished reading

Now, this is a summer read. From the publisher:
Set against dramatic Mediterranean Sea views and lush olive groves, The Rocks opens with a confrontation and a secret: What was the mysterious, catastrophic event that drove two honeymooners apart so suddenly and absolutely in 1948 that they never spoke again despite living on the same island for sixty more years? And how did their history shape the Romeo and Juliet–like romance of their (unrelated) children decades later? Centered around a popular seaside resort club and its community, The Rocks is a double love story that begins with a mystery, then moves backward in time, era by era, to unravel what really happened decades earlier.

I did not anticipate the catastrophic event, at all. I was fully engaged in all of the characters, the families and the guests at the summer resort alike. I think I fell in love with Mallorca! The island is as much a character as any of the people are. Going back and forth through time reconfigures the story, kept me interested and gave much background to the whys of character behavior.

I'm excited to talk about it with my book group.

1 comment:

Cat. said...

WOW--this sounds awesome!! I'm adding it to my To-Read list on GoodReads right now!!