Title: The Invisible Husband of Frick Island
Author: Colleen Oakley
Release Date: Mya 25th, 2021
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Find it here: Goodreads
Synopsis from Goodreads: 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
My Review: I loved how quirky this story was. I really enjoyed it. It was a bit of a sad story line but it was a really interesting look at grief. I really enjoyed the love story and I loved the town and all the people in it. The story has a lot of emotion and really makes you feel for the characters. This is teh kind of book where you really want to root for all the characters.
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*