I really enjoyed this book, hence the fact I read it in 3 days. Set in a lovely little idyllic seaside town the descriptions just make you want to jump right in the sea and start splashing around. Just pages in and your caught up in the Bauer and Chapman families escapades.
Both families have seaside retreats next to each other and the families have spent long happy and tragic summer vacations together. Set in both 1962 and the current day the author reflects back on the events of one fateful summer that tears everyones life apart. Filled with intrigue, passionate love affairs, racism and most of all family and the strength of the family bond.
This book was a real page turner and you couldn't help but warm to Julia whose been carrying a heavy burden of guilt for the last 40 years. With a letter from the blast bringing old memories to the surface is she strong enough to deal with the issue as well as a wayward teenage daughter and a recent divorce.
My only criticism of this book is I did actually work out half way through some of the twists and turns that were about to happen but never the less I enjoyed this book from start to finish.