haunting and luminous novel that explores the dark secrets lurking beneath the stunning natural beauty of a dying timber town.
A mysterious beachcomber appears one day on the coastal bluffs near Carverville, whose best days are long behind it. Who is he, and why has he returned after nearly forty years?
I did not enjoy this one. There were a lot of easily researched errors and a lot of long and convoluted conversations! Comma, after comma and so on. I think the one character spoke a full sentence that took up an entire page and by that time I didn’t care about any of them.
The mysterious man isn’t at all mysterious and by the end of the book I was just angry I had wasted hours on reading it. There really was no garden or Eden. He just trimmed a few bushes for the long winded lady at the motel. Very disappointing.
Would I recommend it? No.
Netgalley/ March 5th 2019 by Pegasus Books