I received an ARC of Sara Gruen’s “At the Water’s Edge”. Having read and liked one of her previous novels (“Water for Elephants”) I was looking forward to reading this novel, and I was not disappointed. “At the Water’s Edge” is a great story about a trio; Maddie, her husband Ellis, and their friend Hank, who go hunting for the Loch Ness monster during WWII in an attempt to redeem themselves to their disapproving families. Neither man was able to serve in the war, a point that has not gone unnoticed by society in a time when everyone is expected to do what they can. After a harrowing boat ride to Scotland, they land only to find that their problems have followed them. Things come to a head after attempts to find the monster don’t go as planned and Maddie begins to worry that things are not what they seem.
Sara Gruen’s writing is so descriptive and it is easy to picture these characters in my mind. The flow of the writing sucks you into the story and I devoured this book in one sitting! I was expecting a good read, but in my opinion this was the better of the two books of Gruen’s that I have read. I highly recommend this book to someone who likes reading a romance/adventure/dramatic story. There really was something for everyone. Pick up your copy of “At the Water’s Edge” when it goes on sale March 31, 2015.
At the Water’s Edge by Sarah Gruen
Publisher: Random House
Hardcover, 368 pages
Jennifer is a bibliophile living in the ‘burbs, but remains a city girl at heart. When her nose isn’t in a book she is crocheting up a storm. Oh, and one time a Starbucks barista invited her to their wedding solely based on the fact she goes every morning for a decaf mocha. So, there’s that.