What Sea Change is about:
For as long as she can remember, Ava Whalen has struggled with a sense of not belonging, and now, at thirty-five, she still feels stymied by her family. Then she meets child psychologist Matthew Frazier and thinks her days of loneliness are behind her. After a whirlwind romance, they impulsively elope, and Ava moves to Matthew's ancestral home on St. Simons Island, off the coast of Georgia.
But after the initial excitement, Ava is surprised to discover that true happiness continues to elude her. There is much she doesn't know about Matthew, including the mysterious circumstances surrounding his first wife's death. And her new home seems to hold as many mysteries and secrets as her new husband. Feeling adrift, Ava throws herself into uncovering Matthew's family history and that of the island, not realizing that she has a connection of her own to this place--or that her obsession with the past could very well destroy her future.
When I see the name Karen White, I immediately get all excited to get my hands on her newest creation. Karen has a way of writing about the south that rings true to me and also makes me want to pack my bags and experience it for myself. This story was put together meticulously and with special attention to the little details. I thought the three POV's were written seamlessly and I liked each woman and their story equally. What I really enjoyed was this little hum of malice that was written behind the story. I couldn't wait to turn the page and get to the end of the story so that I could not only find out all of the secrets, but to also relax from the tension!!
Recommend? Absolutely! White delivers another great story with characters that you can easily imagine and care about. This is the perfect summer read and the ending....Wow!! Loved it!!!
Disclaimer: Thank you to Jennifer@ NAL/Penguin for sending me a review copy. I was not compensated for my review. My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel.