- Lillian Linden and Dave Hall were stuck on an deserted island after their plane had crashed in the South Pacific. They have been missing for over two years, they have been found, and they're on the spotlight now. Everyone wants to know what happened on the island, and how they survived. Genevieve Randall is hard-headed journalist who wants to get her story and needs to get the actual facts on what happened. Now secrets are exposed.. I was quite excited to read this novel because it has adventure, and I've said it numerous times - survival stories are always my most favorite. I did like how Wreckage started out, it's told from past and present tone - it's something that you can easily engage yourself with.
- Lillian Linden is a married woman with children. Dave Hall is married as well, however, he does not have children. I believe his wife is infertile which causes chaos in his family because his wife is bit dumb as well. Which stable human being needs reminders for hormonal injections? You're not a child honestly. Mark it on your calender, set a date or something and yet his wife has the audacity to blame her husband for not reminding her.. Right. Both of the characters Lillian and Dave are appealing, they're strong yet vulnerable which gave a realistic twist to the book. The character development was great as well, and the humor part of the novel was interesting. The romance wasn't that bad, and I mean the romance between Lillian and Dave. I still would have liked more depth. I couldn't connect to their feelings, although, I could understand their actions.
"Sometimes you have to lie. Sometimes it's the only way to protect the ones you love."
- Wreckage could have easily been five stars for me, it was five stars for me until more than halfway to the ending. The first half was fantastic, but I didn't like the second half at all which brings the book down quite a bit. The survival and action part as usual was wonderful, I couldn't wait to see what happens now. I did learn a thing and two from it as well. The ending is not what I was expected, it's not what I expected of their partners to all mushy gushy still. The partners were being ridiculous, that's NOT how normal people react. It's not believable.. Moving on, Lillian and Dave are married.. just not to each other. There is cheating in this novel, it's obvious with the synopsis there was a romance of some kind. It's understandable why they turned to each other because they had no one else, they had no hope on the island.. I'm trying not to judge them though, but that's not an excuse really. If I was a married woman with CHILDREN, I would think atleast twice before turning to another man. The concept of the book is wonderful, and I could understand why the characters had to lie to the whole world except they shouldn't have lied to their partners. That was overall something different from a lot of survival novels I've read. Wreckage has a fascinating concept, although, the story fell short from being fantastic.
Recommended for fans of On The Island.
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“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” —Nora Ephron