At the Water's Edge is the second book I have read this year. What is even happening to me? Oh, right! I have a kid now!
This is one of those books that is hard for me to review. I saw it when I was looking at ebooks on my library website, and noticed it was the same author who wrote Water for Elephants, which I thought was interesting. I didn't know anything about the plot of this new book, so I went in with no expectations.
The framework is that during WWII, a woman ends up on a crazy trip with her husband and his best friend to find the Loch Ness Monster. This is all just a setup for the actual plot which is all drama. I honestly felt like the meat of the plot was similar to Water for Elephants (Spoilers in white -lady is married to mean guy so she is allowed to have affair with a nice guy. Did we mention how mean the husband is? SO MEAN!).
This book was definitely interesting, but I hated all of the main characters. They were whiny jerks and I didn't particularly care what happened to them. I would have much rather read more about the supporting characters. So how to rate a book that you can't put down, but don't particularly like?
I probably won't pick up anything else by this author.