5 of 5
WARNING – Abuse and rape are subjects in this book.
Book Blurb: “Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?
Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.
The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.”
INTENSE! An absolutely captivating book that I could not put down. Oh my heart!
This book is everything. Love, loss, heartbreak, heartwarming and hope all bundled together to make a story that will make you think days after reading. K. A Tucker knows exactly how to craft a story that is complex yet flows effortlessly, making an emotional impact on the reader. Just WOW.
What really makes this story work is the detailed backstories in juxtaposition with the current story line moving forward. K. A. Tucker uses flashbacks and alternating chapters for the two main characters in a way that makes sense and doesn’t make the story confusing. It adds all the information needed for the reader to follow along while creating suspense and mystery.
Water is a complex and well developed character that is relatable, although her situation is extreme. She is smart and sweet, making it very easy to like her. I was rooting for her in the very beginning and to the very end. She has to overcome some extremely difficult circumstances/situations, grow as a person and learn from her past…and she does! How inspiring!
This book was a great read – hard at times to read but overall worth every second. Check it out. I can’t wait to read even more K. A. Tucker. She made me a fan in Ten Tiny Breaths and continues to do so in her extraordinary writings.