The House on Fripp Island by Rebecca Kauffman


  

I often measure the quality of a good book by my willingness to put it down. This book is one I just wanted to keeping reading and reading! The story is set on Fripp Island, South Carolina when two childhood friends, Lisa and Poppy, join their families in a large home on the island for a long weekend. Lisa is married to Scott and they have two girls, Rae and Kimmy. This family is quite wealthy and fit in nicely with the other rich families on the island. Money does not buy serenity though. Lisa is constantly in fear of danger that may come her way, and learns of a local island handyman with a dark past. Poppy is married to John and they have a son Ryan, and a daughter Alex. John is recovering from surgery and Poppy watches over him with extreme caution. This couple does not have the wealth of the other, but have been invited to this all expenses paid vacation. The weekend is enjoyable - there is a pool, a beach and sun. There are also plenty of secrets. The synopsis also tells us that one of the guests will not be returning home.

The author does a great job of keeping the reader guessing on which guest will suffer their demise. The story is told from the POV of each of the characters and I really felt I knew a significant amount about each of them. I love a story which not only has you guessing on which character will die, but if this death was caused by another and who. I found the descriptions of the beach and its ecology to be insightful. There are definitely some surprises in this book and it was easy to stay engaged and to want more.

I listened to the audiobook edition of this book and I thoroughly enjoyed the narration provided by one of my favourite narrators, Susan Bennett. Her voice is pleasant and articulate and has an amazing story-telling quality to it.

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My rating: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️💫/5 stars.

8 comments:

  1. Sounds like an interesting book! I love the cover!

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  2. It is an interesting read! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. This sounds like a great book. The cover is very appealing too.

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    1. It's an engaging read for sure! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Great post and review! I'm definitely interested in reading and knowing more about how the story develops. Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words...and for stopping by!

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  5. This sounds like a really interesting book, I'll have to add it to the never-ending TBR pile. Thanks for sharing your review!

    Hayley | happilyeverhomebody.com

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