It’s a story as old as time – big shot investor illegally invests millions, cons dozens of his loyal customers, and ends up in a jail cell, the media clamoring for anything they can get. What no one really hears about, however, is the Ponzi-scheme wife. Silver Girl, by Elin Hilderbrand, tells the unknown story.
Meredith Martin Delinn, wife of newly incarcerated swindler Freddy Delinn, swears she had no idea that her husband was shuffling millions illegally. As expected, no one believes her. The opening chapter finds Meredith in a car, on the way to Nantucket, with her former best friend Connie. She’s on the run from the press, desperate for a quiet corner while the authorities decide whether or not to charge her for assisting her husband.
What follows is a tale of friendship, love, and second chances. Meredith and Connie re-discover their friendship and hurdle over old stumbling blocks with surprising grace. Hilderbrand gave a definite voice to each character, and constructed a realistic and entertaining story. I found myself picking up the book, even when I only had a few moments to read. I stayed up late, desperate to reach the end of the book, to find out Meredith’s fate. You’ll find yourself cheering for her by the last chapters, rooting her onward.
Silver Girl is a well-written piece of literature, a book perfect for the beach or a quiet Saturday night. Hilderbrand constructed a realistic and heart-felt world, and we should all spend some time in it. Pick up this book today.