First Sentence Friday
Unexpected obstacle. Please don’t come till thirtieth. Anna.
That’s the perfunctory telegram that sets in motion the gripping story of deceit in Edith Wharton‘s The Reef, the most suspenseful novel I’ve ever read in which almost nothing happens.
I read The Reef this past week, and I kept gasping and chuckling to myself, and Rick asked a couple of times what was happening in the story, but what was happening was generally just a conversation in a sitting room. All I could say was, “It’s complicated.”
I loved this book.
The Reef is in the public domain, so the entire novel is available for free online.