Published by Simon and Schuster, Simon Pulse on May 13, 2014
Genres: contemporary, Love & Romance, mystery, Suspense/Thriller, Young Adult
Source: ecopy from Author
Reading Challenges: 2014 Summer Reading Challenge, COYER
A British nanny looking for a low-key summer finds buried secrets, murderous attention, and unexpected romance when she visits the Nantucket Sound.
The Nantucket Sound is a beachfront playground for the privileged and elite, where the sunny days are filled with scenic bike rides, backyard picnics, and bonfire parties.
But all Ren Kingston - a visiting Brit still reeling from heartbreak - really wants is a quiet summer as a nanny for one of Nantucket's wealthy families. Getting acquainted with handsome Jeremy and his young group of trust fund, private school kids was not part of the plan. Neither was befriending the local bad boy whose reputation is more dangerous than charming.
After a dead body is found next to The Sound's postcard-perfect view, Ren starts to wonder where the real threat lies. Because it's becoming clear that her newfound 'friends' are much more than they seem. They're hiding secrets. Secrets that Ren wants no part of.
But once The Sound has you in its current, it won't want to let you go.
The Sound blew me away. It is such a beautiful book. It deals with a serial killer (in part), so I know that may sound strange, but it is. Sarah Alderson did a fantastic job telling the story of The Sound. I loved it so much. This book just kept growing and evolving into more and more. It exceeded all of my expectations.
Ren gets way more than she bargained for when she arrived in Nantucket to nanny for the summer. She was looking to get away from a bad breakup, just have some time to relax and to work on her music blog. I loved Ren. She is like a breath of fresh air. She is interesting and real. She hates labeling people and she has no problem befriending both the rich kids and the townies. I enjoyed how she was her own person.
The Sound is both a really sweet romance, as well as so much more than that. There are multiple side plots that all worked together in unexpected ways so well. There was the mystery of the nanny killer, the mystery of what happened between Jesse and the rich kids, as well as another storyline that I didn’t even see coming at all. I called the romance in this book from a mile away, but the mystery part of the book had me guessing right until the very end. It was great!
I even enjoyed the relationship that Ren had with the kids she nannied- Brodie and Braiden. Brodie was so cute. (And I am not a kid person, so that is really saying something.) I read the sound in one sitting because I just couldn’t put this book down. Sarah Alderson has a fan in me. She is a very talented writer. The Sound is a fantastic book- romantic and mysterious. It will leave you swooning and your heart pounding as you try and figure out who the killer is.
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