Body Surfing by Anita Shreve

Having enjoyed several of Shreve's previous novels, and on an enthusiastic recommendation from Nat, I picked up this newest novel from bestselling author Shreve.

It did not disappoint.

I absolutely adored this novel - the writing, the style of the storytelling, the characters, the setting - everything about this novel sang to me. Sydney works as a tutor/live in help for a family summering on a New England beach, and quickly finds herself pulled into the family dynamics, complete with treachery, love, hate and everything in between.

I so enjoyed Syndey's journey through this novel, and the way Shreve deftly told the story in short bursts, and then brought it all together in the end - complete with some twists I did not expect.

I can't recommend this luminous novel enough...

(link to Crucial Pop review)