I read this book last week. It had been sitting on my kindle since Christmas, but somehow I forgot about it even though Anita Shreve has always been one of my very favorite authors. I loved, loved, LOVED The Pilot’s Wife and Fortune’s Rocks (highly recommend this if you haven’t read it yet–you’re in for a treat; it’s one of my favorite books ever!) and assumed I would really love her newest novel just as much.
Well, I’m here to report that Rescue was good…but not great. It was a quick read and kept my attention but didn’t grasp me like her previous books. The characters actually mad and at times I wanted to shake some sense into them. I probably could have put the book down and not picked it back up, but since I really like the author I kept going.
Moral of the story: if you like Anita Shreve’s other books, this is worth a read. However, I recommend Fortune’s Rocks because, unlike this novel, it will keep you up reading all night long and is a book you will want to read over and over again (I’ve read it three times).