After having read countless psychological thrillers, I would call The Shortest Way Home a great palette cleanser.
Hannah, thirtyish, is graduating from a top business school, starting a highly coveted job and living with her boyfriend in an expensive Manhattan loft. Could life get any better than this? That is the million dollar question in this book.
The story could have easily taken a turn down Hallmark/Lifetime movie script, but it didn't. It was well written and since it takes place in a winery, the descriptions are superb. Every time I picked up the book, I wanted a nice glass of something!
While the book was a bit on the side of cliché, there was quite a bit of depth in the characters, written in a great setting, and not everything was wrapped in a nice pretty bow at the end. Great quick read for weekend or vacation. - Rosanna (Admin)