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I bought this because of the hype and it didn't disappoint! The writing was so sharp and clever, with hilarious and/or insightful turns of phrases that made me want to highlight the entire book. The story was engaging and I really enjoyed the characters. Just the right mix of intrigue, fun, and shiny things for a beach book. It's a story about privilege, family, desire, & desperation. Loved it. I look forward to more from this author.
I absolutely loved this book. I’ve found myself reading lots of deep, dark books lately and needed something light but engaging. A friend suggested it and I’m so glad I bought it. The story follows a number of connected characters in Orient, a lesser known area of Long Island near the Hamptons. It ticked all the boxes for me: adult love and loss, teens wading through tricky relationships, celebrity and art-World intrigue. I couldn’t put it down and now wish there were a sequel!
Once I got into this book, I literally couldn’t put it down. I read it on the train and at night when I got home, and finished it during my lunch hour. The book has great characters who are beautifully developed and a setting to match. It was a wonderful, fun read.
Refreshingly original, thoroughly enjoyable, and impossible to put down! Blundell’s writing quickly draws you in with engaging story lines and characters so real you’ll feel as if you actually know them. To call this a summer read only tells half of the story- yes, it is an engaging page turner that had every member of my hard to please book club hooked from page 1, but The High Season is also head and shoulders above the typical summer release- and one of the few that won’t lose its luster after Labor Day.
Suprising,great reas.ruthie,mom,museum curator ex wife living in the out skirts of wealth.trying to hang on to her house. Jenna her daughter.doe,survivor,social climber this story is about their summer in Orient. It's about art,good love and friendship.it's also about lies,betrayal and a giant bouncy house. It's a great read.
Beautifully written and great fun to read. Just the right amount of humor and great descriptions of people we may know. Even if yo are unfamiliar with the Hamptons and the super-rich this book keeps you engaged and is wonderfully relatable.