Monday 13 July 2015

A Single Breath by Lucy Clarke

The deeper the water, the darker the secrets..........

Meet Eva who has been happily married to Jackson for the past 8 months.  Jackson is a fisherman and decides to leave that morning to go down to the rocks and make a start on catching fish but the weather is horrendous, a huge wave comes in and sweeps Jackson out to sea where he tragically drowns.  Eva has to eventually face up to the reality that Jackson is gone but his body never found.  She is devastated, the man she adored has now gone and left her alone.  She met Jackson on a plane, he is from Tasmania. They lived together in London, as happy as can be until the fateful day.

Eva never met Jackson's family so she decides to leave everything behind including her mother and job and travel to Tasmania to find out more about her husband's life, family and friends, she never got to meet anyone and is looking for closure in whatever way she can.   Will she find the truth?  Will she find the answers and the closure she is looking for?   Will her heart heal?  What impact will all these events have on her as a person and her life?

I really enjoyed this book…..a lot!  I could visualise myself sitting in a beach-hut in Tasmania soaking up the sun and the heat while looking out at the sea.  This was no way a chic-lit book, more of a thriller as the chapters gathered pace and webs of lies were spun and secrets kept that they all hoped would be kept that way forever.  I would recommend this for readers who like thrillers or mysteries with a twist but if you're looking for a read about love, family, friendship and how far people will go to keep secrets buried then grab this book, curl up on the couch with a glass of wine and a large bar of chocolate and sink into the story.

This is Lucy Clarke's second novel, the first been Sea Sisters which I thoroughly enjoyed.  I'm really looking forward to Lucy's new novel, The Blue which is due to be published in August 2015.

A Single Breath is available on Kindle and in all good bookstores.

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