Book to Review: A Serpentine Affair
Stars: ★★★★ (3.5/5)
Source: c/o NetGalley
Synopsis: A group of female friends who met in college get together for a reunion in Hyde Park, near the Serpentine River. Emotions boil over. The friends haven’t buried their feelings and hurt from past indiscretions between each other. One particular woman in the group is the despised, and the scene ends in tragedy, yet no one knows how or why.
Review: I liked this book. It was a quick read. It was a simple read. The characters were fairly complex, but their motivations were pretty transparent. If I were to categorize this, I would say it was a typical chick-lit book but with a bit of an edge. This would make a great read for a plane trip.
But, I’ll be honest, I expected a bit more. I expected to really despise one character or another based on the book description, and I just didn’t get that. I kind of just felt sorry for them all. I honestly think there was just too many of them. Seven stories to follow was a bit much. And I think their ”personalities” were lost with me trying to keep track of who’s who.
The closest I felt to a character was Sissy. I felt really sorry for her having to deal with her husband’s skin cancer on their honeymoon, and I was really glad he made it through that experience.