Published: March 1, 2015
Format: Audio/Library Book
Lillian Linden is a liar. On the surface, she looks like a brave survivor of a plane crash. But she’s been lying to her family, her friends, and the whole world since rescue helicopters scooped her and her fellow survivor, Dave Hall, off a deserted island in the South Pacific. Missing for almost two years, the castaways are thrust into the spotlight after their rescue, becoming media darlings overnight. But they can’t tell the real story—so they lie.
The public is fascinated by the castaways’ saga, but Lillian and Dave must return to their lives and their spouses. Genevieve Randall—a hard-nosed journalist and host of a news program—isn’t buying it. She suspects Lillian’s and Dave’s explanations about the other crash survivors aren’t true. And now, Genevieve’s determined to get the real story, no matter how many lives it destroys.
In this intriguing tale of survival, secrets, and redemption, two everyday people thrown together by tragedy must finally face the truth…even if it tears them apart.
Wreckage by Emily Bleeker tells the story of the pain and unexpected consequences of surviving a plane crash and ensuing life on a deserted island with only a stranger to depend on. Told through the eyes of two survivors, Lillian and Dave, the novel fluidly moves between a present day interview of the event and key periods in the past to fully divulge all of the details of the story.
Besides offering an interesting character study of two individual’s behavior when convinced that they will live the rest of their lives disconnected from society, both Lillian and Dave have multiple secrets to keep in order to protect themselves and their families at home.
At the end (which answered all questions a little too perfectly) Lillian revealed all her secrets to her husband and Dave’s wife learned of the one that was most important.
A wonderful read.