Synopsis: On a hike during a white-hot summer break on the Greek island of Hydra, Naomi and Samantha make a startling discovery: a man named Faoud, sleeping heavily, exposed to the elements, but still alive. Naomi, the daughter of a wealthy British art collector who has owned a villa in the exclusive hills for decades, convinces Sam, a younger American woman on vacation with her family, to help this stranger. As the two women learn more about the man, a migrant from Syria and a casualty of the crisis raging across the Aegean sea, their own burgeoning friendship intensifies, and when a simple plan of revenge goes horrifically wrong, Faoud must go on the run while the women come to terms with the terrible consequences they have set in motion.
My Thoughts: The premise of this story was great but it just wasn’t executed the way that I prefer. The pacing was slow and the writing, although beautiful, had too much of a literary quality for my liking.
The book deals with current issues and dilemmas that people are faced with today in an interesting way, which I found interesting. I also liked the characters, they were very well fleshed out and developed.
If you like a slow burning story with some drama, then this would be the book for you.
I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.