I don’t remember if I got this e-book free through BookBub or Amazon’s First series. I had loaded up my Kindle with all kinds of free books in anticipation of the CannonBall Read, many in genres I don’t normally read or by completely unknown writers. That’s how I ended up with this book and because it was on my Kindle, I didn’t have any blurbs, reviews or whatnots to jog my memory as to what this was about. Honestly, it was kind of fun diving into a book with NO information.
Lilian and her mother-in-law Margaret are hurrying to catch a plane to take them from Fiji to a small private island. Margaret has won an all-expenses trip in a sweepstakes run by a yogurt company (you know, the kind that helps you poop). They board the small jet and are met by Theresa their flight attendant and then later, Dave, a representative from the yogurt company. Soon they are in the air, for another week of fun in the sun. Only it turns out not so fun. 45 minutes from their destination, one of the engines flames out and they have to reduce altitude. That puts them in the middle of a vicious storm. The plane goes down and three long days later, the survivors make their way to an unhabited island. The book shifts back and forth in time and between Dave and Lillian, doling out the story peicemeal. Wrapped up in this as well, are the interviews Dave and Lillian are doing with an archly unpleasant Nancy Grace-type journalist for her news channel.
While on the face this book was solidly in Lifetime Movie territory, it wasn’t a bad read. The prose was clear and not too overwrought, the back and forth in time and viewpoints kept me turning the pages.