The deeper the water, the darker the secrets
There were so many times I thought about telling you the truth, Eva. What stopped me was always the same thing…
When Eva’s husband Jackson tragically drowns, she longs to meet his estranged family. The journey takes her to Jackson’s brother’s doorstep on a remote Tasmanian island. As strange details about her husband’s past begin to emerge, memories of the man she married start slipping through her fingers like sand, as everything she ever knew and loved about him is thrown into question. Now she’s no longer sure whether it was Jackson she fell in love with – or someone else entirely…
The truth is, it was all a lie . .
About The Author
Lucy Clarke has a first class degree in English Literature, and is a passionate traveller and diarist.She has worked as a presenter of social enterprise events and a creative writing workshop leader. Lucy is now a full-time novelist.
Her debut novel, The Sea Sisters (UK), was a Richard and Judy Summer 2013 Book Club choice, and was published in ten countries.
Lucy is married to James Cox, a professional windsurfer, and together they spend their winters travelling and their summers at their home on the south coast of England.
Lucy is represented by Greene & Heaton Literary Agency
I loved how this novel pulled me in, from the beginning to the end. I had to turn the page, read a little further, and know the answers! The setting of this book is first England, at the ragged coast, where you can feel the cold, and smell the freezing spray. Then a bit more exotic, we travel to Tasmania, where we do see the Dragon Horse Fish, which I’ve never heard of, but no Devils!
I can’t imagine all of the things that Eva, the main character in this story goes through, and we literally walk in her shoes. We travel on the plane and are there with her first meeting with Jackson, we are there with the frantic search of the coast, hoping beyond hope for his survival. Never expecting all that is about to come, and never remembering the old saying about deceiving and the tangled web we weave.
We go with Eva as she does her first and subsequent free dives, you’ll feel the water flowing by your body, and your breath about to explode, as it craves air. I could almost feel the peace she felt and she was down there in that magic world. Above on the land were all the hurts and unraveling secrets, dealing with death, and finding out more and more. How could you be so deceived? Easily?
As you go through this book you are not going to want to put it down, and when it ended, I still wanted more.
I received this book from the Publisher Touchstone Books, and was not required to give a positive review.