Thursday, February 18, 2016
Patty Pick for 2/18/16 is "The Last Anniversary" by Liane Moriarty
Sophie seemed to have it all, a good job, a handsome boyfriend and a zest for life.
After she dumped Thomas on the night he was going to propose, her life suddenly
took a 180 degree turn around. Suddenly she is an older woman in a dead-end job
while she watches her biological clock tick away.
Then Aunt Connie, Thomas' aunt that Sophie has only met a few times, dies and
leaves Sophie her house on Scribbly Gum Island. Sophie is welcomed by most of the
family and taken in as one of their own. The family operates the Munro House with
it's tale of disappearing parents and a baby left behind. Connie and her sister, Rose,
adopted Baby Enigma and have raised her as their own.
Now with Scribbly Gum Island her home, Sophie is seeing more of the family members that live there. She is drawn to Callum, but he is married to Grace and has a brand new baby. While Sophie is intimidated by Graces' beauty, she senses that there is something going on behind the scenes. There is something behind all the closed doors in this family. They all seem to harbor their secrets.
As Sophie settles into life on the island, she will discover a few secrets of her own and
her life will change directions a few times. As usual, Liane Moriarty delivers us another well-written, engrossing novel about family life - some conventional and some not so much. You can count this one as a good read!