North Haven

512tnaFmSuLI received North Haven by Sarah Moriarty as a Kindle First option for May. Since we have been lucky enough to spend a few weeks in North Haven, Maine the past few summers thanks to the generosity of good friends, it seemed like it would be a good choice. The beginning was a bit of a disappointment – shallow character development and jumping around through history and present. And, while when some of the mysteries were revealed, the plot became more interesting, in the end, this book was not really for me. I didn’t really like any of the characters, and they weren’t developed enough to care much about them or their story. Additionally, the book didn’t take place on North Haven, as far as I can tell. It seemed to take place on nearby Vinalhaven, which meant that, through the entire story I was annoyed about the title. While the scenery is undoubtedly the same (and was well, though not often described), there was nothing tying the book specifically to North Haven and a few references to Vinalhaven. I did finish, since it was a short book, but I can’t recommend this one.
two-stars

2 thoughts on “North Haven

  1. I had the same reaction to the title! She specifically says they are on Vinalhaven, yet the descriptions certainly sound like they’re on the north side of the Thoroughfare (North Haven). It is so annoying. I’m spending more time trying to figure out which island they’re on than on the plot (such as it is….)

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