July in Martha’s Vineyard Reveals Secrets

July is high season in Martha’s Vineyard. Tourists and summer folk are everywhere. Year round residents sigh, gripe, or enjoy the influx of people as their natures demand. They know the island looks nothing like it will in a few months, when winter comes. They know where the secrets are buried.

July’s book choice was an easy one: Mudge chose a thriller that is sure to give the summer folk a reason to check the shadows behind them as they walk about the island. Here’s why, in his own words:

When it is my turn, I like to pick something that will pull back the lace curtains and show a side of the island that we don’t usually talk about to the summer folk.

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Have you read The Caretaker yet? If so, proceed scrolling for some very real comments by the members of the BBG.

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There may be spoilers, otherwise!


Blythe (proprietress of Blythe Cove Manor): I always love it when Mudge tries to convince us that the world needs to be met with suspicion and wariness. I must admit, I will look at some of the caretakers here a little more closely, though..

Helen (director of the local library): Mudge, I will recommend this book to summer patrons. Maybe it will make them look both ways when they cross the road. Who knows, a little less complacence might prevent an accident or two.

Mudge (excursion boat owner/operator): People have secrets. If you think this piece of fiction was disturbing, you should know some of those secrets–

Aggie (owner, Sandpiper Restaurant): Okay, Mudge. Secrets are not always meant to be told. Or, if they are, they are best told in fiction. And that’s all I’ll say about this book other than it kept me up all night finishing it.

Fred (island taxi driver): I’m with you Mudge. A little more suspicion never hurt anyone. I almost missed picking up a guest because I was at the end of the book and couldn’t put it down until I finished it. She forgave me, though, when I gave her the book and turned her into a fan.

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