Author: Sara Gruen
When I started listening to this audio-book, I really didn't know what to expect. I didn't read a synopsis before hand, I had just heard of this novel from when it was on the bestsellers list. Plus I had watched the movie Water for Elephants long ago, and since it's by the same author I thought I'd give it a go. W
Well, the book is pretty much about a young woman, who goes on a journey to Scotland with her husband and his best friend to search for the Loch Ness Monster. That's all fine and dandy, sound completely interesting. But the book is so much better than that. It's full of the main character finding herself, finding true love, and finding out the truth about her husband... all while being in a different country across the ocean from her home.
The author also takes the reader back to before Maddie met her husband. When she was a teenager, how her parents were and who they are now. Her mother was a melodramatic woman who commited suicide, and her father cared enough to get her in the best private school, but that was pretty much it. Once she met her husband and got married on a whim, their relationship seemed to dive quickly.
In Scotland, while the boys were off monster hunting, Maddie became close with the workers in the hotel/inn she was staying out. Learning their ways and becoming close friends. This is the part I liked about the book. It wasn't until she started expressing her attitude towards the locals and changing her attitude towards her husband that the book really got good.
Man did I hate her husband and honestly, I felt like the ending was perfect. At the Water's Edge was a good listen. I give it a 4/5 stars as it was not as exciting as some other things I've read. But still worth the read for sure!