Beneath the Marigolds by Emily C. Whitson

Beneath the Marigolds

Emily C. Whitson

320 pages first pub 2021 (editions)

fiction mystery thriller dark mysterious tense fast-paced


Ann, a successful lawyer, infiltrates an exclusive single’s retreat on a remote island off the coast of Hawaii, risking everything to find her close friend Reese, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances, only to realize that she herself may...

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Community Reviews Summary of 21 reviews


mysterious 100%
adventurous 57%
dark 57%
tense 57%
challenging 28%
emotional 28%
sad 28%
hopeful 14%
reflective 14%


medium 71%
fast 28%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 66% | Plot: 33%

Strong character development?

No: 50% | Yes: 50%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | No: 16% | Yes: 16%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | Yes: 20%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

It's complicated: 40% | Yes: 40% | No: 20%

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