Review: The Invisible Husband of Frick Island

The Invisible Husband of Frick Island

The Invisible Husband of Frick Island
By Colleen Oakley
Berkley, 9781984806482, May 25, 2021, 368pp.

The Short of It:

This book was everything I wanted and needed in a story.

The Rest of It:

Piper Parrish lives on a tiny island in the Chesapeake Bay. She is well-loved by the island inhabitants and is overall, a very happy person. She works a few jobs and spends her days going back and forth between those obligations. But no matter how she keeps busy, she is constantly reminded of the one morning her husband Tom went out on his crab boat and never returned. The boat capsized, and his body was not found.

Anders Caldwell is a struggling journalist trying to garner a little bit of a following by hosting his own podcast and writing about local events. One such event takes him to Frick island. Frick is small, less than 100 people call the place home and it’s disappearing. Literally disappearing due to climate change and erosion. Anders decides to spend some time on the island to get the scoop but what he finds if much more interesting.

You see, Piper’s husband never returned but in her mind, he’s never left and is still by her side. The entire island goes along with it and Anders decides that this, THIS is his next big story. The story that will take his podcast to new levels and he’s not wrong.

Oh my word, what a book. I loved this book to pieces. It’s a sweet story about love, loss and moving on with your life. I could SEE these characters so clearly. Their quirkiness, their sense of humor but mostly the love they have for Piper. You could call this story a romance, but it’s so much more. It’s about community and loyalty and watching out for the ones you love. Do yourself a favor and get yourself a copy. It comes out this week! I highly recommend it.

Source: Review copy sent to me by the publisher.
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12 thoughts on “Review: The Invisible Husband of Frick Island”

  1. Sounds like a nice, uncomplicated summer read. I do have a copy so I will be looking forward to it – great review. I am almost done with a new release, Family Reunion, Nancy Thayer which I am loving – that too is one of those books that just lets you escape, relax and enjoy. I need that now:)

    1. I do hope you enjoy Frick. I think you will.

      Thayer. She is another author I’ve not read but I know she has a huge following. I think feel-good books are great right now. I need to ease into re-entry.

  2. Great review, Ti. I’m always on the lookout for “feel good” books and this sounds perfect. I’ll look for it at the library after I return from my road trip.

  3. This sounds like it’s Tangier Island in the Chesapeake Bay … it’s been sinking for awhile and all the inhabitants have a different accent — sort of British. It seems like a warm sweet story, nice! I’ll look for it.

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