“The Page Turners,“ a book club co-sponsored by Princeton Public Library and the Friends of the Library, meets on the second Thursday of every month in The Matson Meeting Room, 6:30–8:00 p.m. The March meeting will be Thursday, April 13, and the book to be discussed is Carolina Moonset by Matt Goldman.
Both suspenseful and deeply moving, Carolina Moonset is an engrossing novel about family, memories both golden and terrible, and secrets too dangerous to stay hidden forever, from New York Times bestselling and Emmy Award-winning author, Matt Goldman.
Joey Green has returned to Beaufort, South Carolina, with its palmettos and shrimp boats, to look after his ailing father, who is succumbing to dementia, while his overstressed mother takes a break. Marshall Green’s short-term memory has all but evaporated, but, as if in compensation, his oldest memories are more vivid than ever. His mind keeps slipping backwards in time, retreating into long-ago yesterdays of growing up in Beaufort as a boy.
At first this seems like a blessing of sorts, with the past providing a refuge from a shrinking future, but Joey grows increasingly anxious as his father’s hallucinatory arguments with figures from his youth begin to hint at deadly secrets, scandals, and suspicions long buried and forgotten. Resurfacing from decades past are mysteries that still have the power to shatter lives―and change everything Joey thought he knew — Especially when a new murder brings the police to his door.
The action is propulsive, the relationships explosive, and the complications add a twist to the story that you might not be expecting. Recommended for mystery Southern fiction fans intrigued by family and small town dynamics.