I won a Goodreads giveaway for THE INVISIBLE HUSBAND OF FRICK ISLAND by Colleen Oakley for an honest review. Thank you to Berkley Publishing Group!
Publication Date: 5/25/2021
Rating: 4 / 5
THE INVISIBLE HUSBAND OF FRICK ISLAND follows Anders, a young reporter sent to cover an event on Frick Island, a small out of the way fishing town on an isolated island which is slowly crumbling away due to climate change. On the island is Piper. Piper’s husband Tom’s boat was lost at sea, but one day he returned. Though no one else can see the Tom that she sees and interacts with, the community of Frick Island has rallied around Piper and has continued to treat Tom as if he was still there.
Anders is fascinated with this phenomenon, trying to get answers to what happened to Tom and why the community is supporting Piper in her delusional state. Are they helping or are they hurting her? He begins to focus on this for his fledgling podcast, hoping that this story will boost his career. As he spends more and more time on the island with the people there, his feelings on the story become conflicted.
I really enjoyed this book! On the one hand, Anders made some pretty big blunders when it came to handling the invisible Tom and the very real Piper, I loved following him as he learned about this unique community. It sounds like a lovely place to visit to disconnect for a bit from the world. The island was full of side characters that I really enjoyed, each with distinct personalities and different takes on the situation.
The author did a great job of leaving the reader questioning what exactly was going on with Pier and what happened when Tom was lost. Though not a mystery genre read, it did include some investigation and questioning which added to my enjoyment!
I highly recommend you add this one to your TBR! THE INVISIBLE HUSBAND OF FRICK ISLAND is out on 5/25/2021!