'Shark Club' Is A Promising Debut Novel
The Florida Times-Union (jacksonville.com) has posted a review of The Shark Club.
By C. F. Foster
For the Times-Union
When they were 6, twins Maeve and Robin Donnelly lost their parents in a plane crash and moved in with their grandmother, who owned the Hotel of the Muses, a quaint, literary-themed hotel on a small Florida Gulf Coast island.
At 12, Maeve was bitten by a shark. After 33 stitches, she was left with a 13-inch scar and an obsession.
Now 30, Dr. Maeve Donnelly, the “shark whisperer,” travels the world studying the feared predators as a marine biologist.
“The Shark Club,” Marco Island author Ann Kidd Taylor’s debut novel, will fool you. Wrapped in the trappings of a marine thriller, it’s a classic love story full of betrayal, broken hearts and flawed characters with a bit of adventure thrown in.
You’ll find yourself falling in love with the well-drawn supporting cast, especially Perri the book lover and Hazel the shark teeth collector, as well as searching the travel guides for Perri’s extraordinary hotel.
Taylor, the daughter of best-selling southern author Sue Monk Kidd (“The Secret Life of Bees”), has created the quintessential “beach read,” one to lay back with on a sandy shore and lose yourself, and, of course, shed a tear or two.
C.F. Foster lives in Riverside.