SilverGirl (2011) a novel by Elin Hilderbrand, is beach reading at its best–a moving story of loss, friendship, love and forgiveness. When the Feds nab Meredith Delinn’s husband Freddy for orchestrating the largest Ponzi scheme in history, she finds herself under investigation. She flees New York for Nantucket and the comfort of her closest friend, Connie, now profoundly lonely after the death of her husband and the estrangement of her daughter.
The lifelong friendship of the two women fell apart three years earlier and their grief brings them back together. Much of the novel is told in flashback as Connie and Meredith work through their crisis. But the talent of the author keeps these memories resonant and alive as the present day.
review by Peter at the Vernon Branch