This is the first book in the By the Sea series and I really enjoyed it. There is family drama, emotional distress, developing relationships, and domestic violence. Lots of things to have you invested in the lives of the characters and keep you turning the pages.
Maggie and her best friend, Quinn, are each dealing with their own emotional issues. But you don’t get so tired reading about these…you are slowly walked through their situations and learn how they’ve reached this point in their lives. And you are cheering them on as they mature and develop into strong women.
I love the information that is shared about the culture and folklore of Hawaii. That was an added bonus that made the book even better.
Thank you to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for my advanced review copy. All opinions and thoughts are my own.