Snake Island is a novel by local author, Marilinne Cooper
A seemingly uneventful father/son beach-camping vacation on the Puerto Rican island of Culebra spins alarmingly out of control when Tyler Mackenzie’s sixteen-year-old son, Tucker, goes missing after being last seen with Chloe, a winsome young woman, at a weekly conga drum performance in a local bar. Supported by a group of colorful campground cohorts, Tyler teams up with the girl’s unconventional mother, Elle, in a search for their teenage children. Soon he is not only seduced by her steamy sexuality but is sucked into an adventure much more complex than he ever envisioned, involving two dead men, a lot of Caribbean island hopping, a host of suspicious characters and several serpentine plot twists. An evocative page-turner right up to the action-packed climax, Snake Island is a delicious tropical cocktail that blends a generous jigger of passion with a double shot of suspense, garnished with a slice of island life and a dash of classic bad parenting.