The Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen

By the author of Water for Elephants (and if you haven’t read that yet WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?) – I enjoyed this book (but not as much as Water for Elephants) – I liked the characters – Maddie is dragged across the ocean during wartime in support of Ellis (her husband) who is in search of the Lochness Monster. He and his sidekick were entertaining albeit frustratingly shallow (as the author intended) – Maddie discovers layer upon layer of her “self” while in wartime Scotland and Ellis and Hugh never progress beyond adolescence. The story ticks along nicely and, although the ending is a little neat, it is a grand read.