At the Water’s Edge

At the Water’s EdgeAt the Water's Edge by Sara Gruen
Published by Spiegel & Grau on March 31st 2015
Pages: 348
ISBN: 0385523238
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four-stars

This book started slow for me but then it suddenly started picking up and got interesting fast.

Disgraced socialites travel to Scotland in search of the Loch Ness Monster in this historical piece. Didn’t sound like it would be very interesting to me but it was. Guren is a masterful storyteller who has the trio go to Scotland during wartime. The best friends (Ellis and Hank) cannot serve in the war and go in search of the Monster that Ellis’s father took a picture of years ago. Along for the adventure is Maddie who is the wife of Ellis. A wife he won in a coin toss with Hank.

They are an unlikely trio of adventures and they settle into an Inn. Maddie is left alone for periods of time while the men go on their search for the Loch Ness. Maddie begins to make friends with the people who work in the Inn. As the search for Nessie goes on, Maddie and Ellis grow farther apart as Maddie grows closer to another.

Great storytelling. Gruen is at her best when she is showing people at their worst. We see some bad behavior, romance, secrets brought to light, and danger. This made for an enjoyable read.

four-stars