Jul 102021
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The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley

Sometimes all you need is one person to really see you.

Piper Parrish’s life on Frick Island—a tiny, remote town smack in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay—is nearly perfect. Well, aside from one pesky detail: Her darling husband, Tom, is dead. When Tom’s crab boat capsized and his body wasn’t recovered, Piper, rocked to the core, did a most peculiar thing: carried on as if her husband was not only still alive, but right there beside her, cooking him breakfast, walking him to the docks each morning, meeting him for their standard Friday night dinner date at the One-Eyed Crab. And what were the townspeople to do but go along with their beloved widowed Piper?

Anders Caldwell’s career is not going well. A young ambitious journalist, he’d rather hoped he’d be a national award-winning podcaster by now, rather than writing fluff pieces for a small town newspaper. But when he gets an assignment to travel to the remote Frick Island and cover their boring annual Cake Walk fundraiser, he stumbles upon a much more fascinating tale: an entire town pretending to see and interact with a man who does not actually exist. Determined it’s the career-making story he’s been needing for his podcast, Anders returns to the island to begin covert research and spend more time with the enigmatic Piper—but he has no idea out of all the lives he’s about to upend, it’s his that will change the most.

When I first read the synopsis for this book I thought “Wow, that’s different, I want to read it!”, so I got a copy of the audio and patiently waited until it moved up my tbr list. It was SO worth the wait!

I loved everything about this book. The storyline was creative and very different from anything I’ve ever read. Each character was well written and played an important role in the book. There wasn’t one character that I didn’t like. Yes, I liked some more than others, but they were all very interesting.

The book led me to believe that the story was going in one direction, but nope, it went somewhere else. I loved that, it kept me engaged in the story, trying to figure it out.

The ending wasn’t exactly what I wanted, but it was very close. And after thinking about it, I decided it was an ending that could make it possible for a book #2. I would love that!

This was the perfect book to bring me out of my last reading slump. I’d recommend this to all my book loving friends!

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  22 Responses to “The Invisible Husband of Frick Island by Colleen Oakley”

  1. Wow, what a great plot idea!

  2. Sounds very interesting, will have to check it out.

  3. This sounds great. I hope to listen to it in a month or so.

  4. I’m so glad you liked it! I did too.

  5. That’s a great review and you certainly have me interested. My last book The Green Road was just so-so. I’d skip it, but this one sounds great!

    • It’s so disappointing when you’re really looking forward to a book and then didn’t love it. Thankfully this one was very good.

  6. This is such an unusual premise and I’m intrigued! Glad to hear it’s good on audio… adding to my list.

  7. I’ve seen this cover around but didn’t think too much about it but this sounds wonderful. This sounds like one I really need to read! I love books where I like all the characters (even though some may annoy me a time or two).

  8. Ah, this sounds like a fun summertime read!!

  9. I have heard only good things about this book and recently got a copy for myself. Now I am looking forward to reading it even more.

  10. I admit I was sort of skimming the last bit of your review just because I’ve just started this one. It is a really fun read so far and I love the quirkiness of it. So glad you loved it and very curious to see how it will end!

  11. Yes!! It loved it. It was such a sweet story and I really loved everyone on the island. I want a sequel as well!

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