Kieran Elliott’s life changed forever on a single day when a reckless mistake led to devastating consequences. The guilt that haunts him still resurfaces during a visit with his young family to the small coastal town he once called home.
Kieran’s parents are struggling in a community which is bound, for better or worse, to the sea that is both a lifeline and a threat. Between them all is his absent brother Finn.
When a body is discovered on the beach, long-held secrets threaten to emerge in the murder investigation that follows. A sunken wreck, a missing girl, and questions that have never washed away…
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I’m a huge fan of this author and always get very excited when I hear she has a new book out, waiting until I have lots of free time so I can enjoy it properly. I was not disappointed as I thought this was another absorbing, atmospheric read which I thoroughly enjoyed.
The thing I alway love about this author is her ability to draw the reader into the story and the setting so that the reader feels they are actually there following the action alongside the characters. The descriptions of the town were very vivid and helped me to imagine it in my mind. It’s certainly a beautiful place and one that I think I’d love to visit. I was especially intrigued by the caves and would love to have explored them myself to see what’s down there. The sky in the story, with the storm that’s threatening helped to add to the atmosphere in the story I felt as there was always a sense something was going to happen.
The story starts at a steady pace but steadily increases as the story goes on. I really enjoyed the gradual unravelling of the story which helped keep me guessing as to what happened. Just when I thought I had figured it out something would happen to make doubt creep in and send the story in a different direction. I was absolutely convinced I had figured it out at one point but was proven wrong at the end.
I thought the ending was brilliant very emotional and quite poetic in a way. It definitely left it’s mark on me and I’ve continued thinking about it long after reading. This is the author’s fourth book and I can’t wait to read more in the future.
Huge thanks to Little Brown publishers for my copy of this book via netgalley.
About The Author:
Jane Harper is the author of the international bestsellers The Dry, Force of Nature and The Lost Man. Her books are published in more than forty territories worldwide, and The Dry has been released as a major film in Australia starring Eric Bana. Jane has won numerous top awards including the CWA Gold Dagger Award for Best Crime Novel, the British Book Awards Crime and Thriller Book of the Year, the Australian Book Industry Awards Book of the Year and the Australian Indie Awards Book of the Year. Jane worked as a print journalist for thirteen years both in Australia and the UK and now lives in Melbourne.