Updated: Jul 1, 2021
By Jennifer Weiner
A DRAMATIC AND DESCRIPTIVE STORY OF REVENGE THAT WILL SPEAK TO MANY WOMEN.
Daisy Shoemaker has a full schedule, with a flourishing cooking business, volunteer work, and a beautiful home in the Philadelphia suburbs. But she is not happy. Her daughter, Beatrice is troublesome, her husband, Hal is distant and she has just lost her best and only true friend.
When Daisy, whose real name is Diana, starts receiving misdirected emails meant for a woman named Diana Starling she’s envious. Diana Starling seems to be living a glamorous and sophisticated single life, just like the life Daisy had hoped for. The two women correspond over the misdirected emails, which leads to an invitation for drinks and a friendship. But was that email connection really accidental? Who is Diana Starling, and how is her life so perfect? What does she want from Daisy? What is she really up to?
That Summer is a story of two Diana’s, their friendship, their past, and their future. The story is both heartbreaking and hopeful.
Author Jennifer Weiner”s writing hooks readers with an idyllic summer story that turns into something dark. She meticulously builds drama, while effortlessly juggling two main characters. The immersing dialog and the detailed descriptions make the story come alive. The food and cooking descriptions and the vintage clothing ensembles concocted by Beatrice are particularly intriguing. It's a perfect done-in-a-day, beach read.
Weiner has captured a realistic story that will speak to many women. It’s a story of the effect of an assault kept secret, and the power and impact of revenge. Thanks to Netgalley for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Published May 11, 2021