Meredeth Martin Delinn is a woman who has lost everything because of her marriage to a sleazy Wall Streeter of the Bernie Madoff variety. She comes off in the beginning of Elin Hilderbrand's Silver Girl like Madoff's wife Ruth. You quickly find out she is not. She comes from an average kind of family you can relate to with a father who simply adored her. Her best friend Connie O’Brien and she are the beauties of the school, Meredith a smart jock who is pretty enough and Connie the gorgeous sort of home coming queen. Meredith has a brief relationship with Connie’s brother who eventually is brought back into the story. He is not an old Wall Street guy either but a sexy free spirit. She eventually heads to college and meets Freddy. The story takes you back and forth through early high school years to the present.
The reader will find that Silver Girl is not only about Meredith. The story weaves through the relationship of two friends who after years of not speaking to each other come back into each others' lives. I love this because as 45-year old woman I am now meeting friends who I connected with so many years ago. There is a certain amount of pain in some relationships that most seem to forget about, so trying to develop or reestablish a relationship can be difficult.
The friends do have an enormous amount of pain in their relationship but when Meredeth had absolutely no one to help her she called the first and only friend she truly had. Connie O'Brien Flute is Meredith's oldest friend who comes to the rescue in a cleverly written way. It's a reunion not of hugs and kisses but one met with no-nonsense pronouncements to "get in the car and don't say a word until we get to the beach house."