AUTHOR: Sarah Goodwin
GENRE: Thriller, Myyster, Suspense
PUBLISHED: September 16, 2021
PAPERBACK: 200 pages
A secret you’d kill to keep.
When eight people arrive on the beautiful but remote Buidseach Island, they are ready for the challenge of a lifetime: to live alone for one year.
Eighteen months later, a woman is found in an isolated fishing village. She’s desperate to explain what happened to her: how the group fractured and friends became enemies; how they did what they must to survive until the boat came to collect them; how things turned deadly when the boat didn’t come…
But first Maddy must come to terms with the devastating secret that left them stranded, and her own role in the events that saw eight arrive and only three leave.
A gripping, twisty page-turner about secrets, lies and survival at all costs. Perfect for fans of The Castaways, The Sanitorium and One by One.
Stranded by Sarah Goodwin is a very compelling read. A group of people are chosen after a series of interviews for a reality show called End Of The World. 8 participants are taken to the island where they’ll live for a year before being rescued, while all this time, they are shown live to the viewers.
From the beginning, the journey seemed exciting. I like the MC, Maddy. She is quite different from other characters, very unique in her own way. Having been brought up in a secluded environment, growing up with no friends and becoming very Antisocial, she was very different in the group. The other participants were all lively, carefree and jovial while she sort of remained alone.
It definitely reminded me of Lord of the Flies. The way people can change within a short period of time. Maddy, being very realistic and a forager, tries to help the group, but gets scolded. As time passes, it becomes clear that help wouldn’t arrive anytime soon and they get frustrated. With nothing else to do, they turn their attention to Maddy and she becomes their prey.
All of them against her, she is forced to hide in a cave.
I love the setting and realistic attitude of Maddy. She is very relatable even though she could be really timid, I like her character. It was very interesting, full of drama, suspense and entertaining in general.
Thanks to Netgalley, Avon books and Sarah Goodwin for the Arc copy.