The thing I liked most about this book is the isolation of Tuckernuck Island. I wasn't a total 'fan' of the characters and their attitudes towards one another; a bit childish at times. There were mother-daughter & sister dynamics, as well as marriage, divorce, death and love thrown into the mix. I've seen it said in another review that "the author makes you love & hate the characters".....this is totally true! With that said, it was definitely believable and not far-fetched, but be prepared for some drama!