I've read a couple of Anita Shreve's books before and enjoyed them very much (The Pilot's Wife was the first, and I can't for the life of me remember the other - which suggests that perhaps it wasn't that good after all...)
Anyhoo, Body Surfing has been sitting in my unread (non-cosy) bookcase for a while now. I got it from Read It Swap It, but I've no idea what I swapped it for or when. In an attempt to read some of the 'been there for a while, keep getting passed over' books every once in a while (in between bouts of reading cozy crime after cozy crime) I get hubby to choose which book I'm going to read next. And if he picks one that I REALLY don't want to read, then it gets dispatched to the charity shop because, let's face it, if I actually don't want to read it, what's it doing in the bookcase (other than making me look like someone who has a lot of books)? So that's how Body Surfing got chosen as book no.2 of 2014.
When I first started on the book I thought the style of writing might annoy me; there are lots of 'pauses' in the narrative which are denoted by line spaces in the type. These can be pauses during conversations (as shown in the example below) or in the flow of the story - ie jumping between characters or the flow of time. So, I thought it would bother me, but it didn't. It's a great way of moving between characters and/or time without things feeling too choppy.
Overall I would still say that I enjoyed this book and it certainly wouldn't put me off reading another of hers (especially when I recall how much I enjoyed The Pilot's Wife), but there are plenty of other books that I would read first.