Instaread Summary of Here’s to Us by Elin Hilderbrand
Five out of five stars
It is immediately clear from the summary that this is a novel packed with characters engaging in extreme behaviors. The rapid-fire moving from major event to major event leads the reader to believe that the action is just too busy to be processed. At the conclusion of the summary you have the impression that it was read to you by a fast talking auctioneer. With everything from substance abuse to several levels of infidelity, betrayal and rivalry, every character exhibits and/or is reacting to some form of extreme behavior.
The author of the summary supports this impression in the author’s style section, where structural problems in the delivery are pointed out. “The technique is superfluous in that it’s not in service of a purpose like maintaining secrecy, juggling discrete subplots, or managing complicated action.”
If you are a fan of novels with many characters that deal with complex problems, then this summary will probably persuade you to read the book. However, if you dislike stories that overwhelm you with action, then you will likely be convinced to pass on it.
This book was made available for free for review purposes.