Ocean State

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Readers find out at the beginning of the book that one of the characters, Angel, assists in the killing of someone. Ocean State is about two sisters, Marie and Angel. Angel, the older sister, has been dating Myles for three years now, however Myles has been cheating on Angel with a girl named Birdy. This love triangle continues throughout the book with Birdy secretly going to meet Myles for champagne and an evening of romance here and there. In the meantime, Marie, the little sister, narrates the story from her point of view. I found the premise of the story to be good, but there were also too many uninteresting parts in the book. The family is very dysfunctional with the mother, Carol, dating all sorts of men. Marie is coming-of-age and loves snooping around in her sisters stuff. Angel is your typical rebellious teenager. Myles is a wealthy rich boy that all the girls want. And Birdy is one of them. The climax of the story appears suddenly with very little detail as to the murder itself. I feel that this book fell flat in so many areas and had potential to be so much more.

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Author Stewart O'Nan
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 240 pages
Publisher Grove Press
Publish Date 15-Mar-2022
ISBN 9780802159274
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Issue April 2022
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller