The Weight of Water
4 journalers for this copy...
In March 1873, two Norwegian-born women who lived on the desolate Smuttynose Island were brutally murdered. Maren Hontvedt, a sister of one of the victims, survived by hiding in a sea cave until dawn.
I broke one of my rules when I read this book: "If you don't like it in the first fifty pages, quit reading." I kept reading through the end, and I'm very sorry I did. I liked Maren's memoir better than Jean's narrative. Both ended badly.
I hope the next reader enjoys this book more than I did.
I offered this book as part of booklady331's Already Book Crossed VBB.
To be honest, the story was intriguing: Jean, her husband Thomas, their daughter Billie are spending time on a sailboat with Rich, her brother-in-law and his new girlfriends Adaline. Jean, a photographer, who is researching a century-old crime.
As the present plays out with suspicions of infidelity and jealousy, the past is also revealed with similar issues. What was difficult was following the abrupt switches between the past and present. At times, it made the reading difficult.
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Via media mail along with a couple other books (two promised, and two others),
Thanks for sending this my way!
I went to Goodreads to look up this book and in the summary, there was this - "researches the lurid and sensational ax murder of two women in 1873" - Yep, that's enough for me!
Adding to Mt. Toobie.
This could have been a good story but the way that it was written was so confusing, and I had to keep flipping back because I'd get lost on whose point of view was being told, that I found it more annoying than pleasant to read.