Read It: The Castaways by Elin Hildebrand

This picture probably looks a LOT more saucy than it actually is ... I was wearing a bandeau top that was perfectly concealed by my book. Whoops!

So, I read a book from START TO FINISH on our trip, which -- for me -- is the hallmark of a great vacation. Start a book on the plane there, finish it on the plane home. 

From a girlfriend's recommendation I picked up a copy of The Castaways by Elin Hildebrand (on Amazon here). 

The summary, from Amazon:

"One couple's secrets cast six friends adrift... 

With rumors of infidelity straining Greg and Tess MacAvoy's marriage, the couple head out on their sailboat one early summer day to celebrate their wedding anniversay, hoping the roughest waters are behind them. But in an accident off Nantucket, they mysteriously drown, leaving behind two small children as well as the three couples who have long been their closest friends. 

Tragedy brings to the surface long-simmering conflicts and emotions, and the MacAvoys' six grieving friends find themselves unprepared for the revelation of secret upon secret as they struggle to answer the question: What happened to Greg and Tess? 

The Castaways probes the boundaries of friendship and forgiveness as it tells a page-turning story of passion, betrayal, and suspense, filled with the perfect details of summer island life that have made Elin Hilderbrand's novels beloved bestsellers."

The story was really interesting, a true page-turner, and I loved the peek into Nantucket life (to my girlfriends: moms' trip, anyone?!).

The chapters switch from narrator to narrator, giving a nice rounded perception of the events that transpired and the history that led to the fateful sailboat trip.  

I highly recommend this if you're looking for a great summer read. 


  1. I love all of Elins books. I've read them all but two, and those two are sitting on my dresser waiting to be read. The Castaways was one of my faves!

  2. Oooh I cannot wait to read this!! Have you read any of her other books? x

  3. Read this over the weekend, it was super!!

  4. Will definitely be picking this up and I can be packed in an hour! 🙋🏼

  5. I have this book on my bedside table just waiting to be read!! Glad to hear you loved it!

  6. I will be sure to add this to my books to get and read

  7. This was my very first Hildebrand book years ago and I've been reading ever since. So, so good.

  8. I have a place on Martha's Vineyard if you want to girl trip it there!

  9. I enjoy her books! I think it's my love of Nantucket that sells me! I LOVE the island!!


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