April 17, 2022

The Shore Review

The Shore Review

Title: The Shore
Author: Katie Runde
Style: Contemporary
Rating: 4/5

Thank you NetGalley and Scribner for the arc in exchange for my review.  The Shore comes out May 24th.

Brian and Margot live in Seaside.  They have rental homes on the boardwalk that they rent to tourists. They live with their teenage daughters, Liz and Evy. Things take a turn when Brian is diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor. The Shore tells a story of a family trying to enjoy the last summer as a full family unit.

The Shore is about family bond, survival, friendship, hope, sisterhood and grief.  In this story you get a glimpse of how each family member handles the heartbreaking loss of their husband/father as he deteriorates before their eyes. Each character handles this illness and loss in their own ways which I think allows the reader to connect to the characters in an authentic way.  The story is packed full of emotion and at times a tear jerker.  A beautiful and fantastic debut novel.