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Oh my!! This was quite a different read with most unexpected twists that had me gaping. The human psyche was thoroughly explored with three flawed characters.
Sebastian, a civil engineer in charge of a project connecting Gibraltar to Africa, fiancée Eva, a deep sea diver, and sister Mimi a 17 year old, lived together in an apartment where an old lady had hung herself. Mimi started liking the downstairs neighbor, a 40-year old man, and Sebastian’s mental health gradually started unraveling. Then Mimi went missing….
Told in 3 POV, Kitty Sewell has written a crisp tale of human psyche where the fault line in their thoughts soon started spiralling downwards making them see what sometimes wasn’t there. It was quite fascinating to read about the way they lived together. They were like waves, they came together on the shore and then moved away. The hidden friction and occasional fights made me realize that perhaps all wasn’t well with them.
The characters were unlikable, I honestly didn’t know why they were with each other. It was more of a need of the circumstances than genuine emotions. They coasted the book in the initial 30%. Then came a twist which brought a storm of events, a tornado which sucked me in. Their inner nature soon was revealed as the pages turned.
My niggles too swet in, more cohesive plot line and better connection between the chapters would have helped me understand the story more. But that could just have been the author’s intention for creating such a confusion. And I wanted more diving experiences. The beautiful cover needed to have more scenes depicting it, written in the prose.
I loved the turns the story took in the book, and they made the prose come alive. They started early, and they hit hard. The book was a twisted conundrum where half-lies and secrets seemed to be the way of life of these characters, and therein lay the intrigue and the core of the story.
One of my midnight reads which revealed the fault, both in the depths of the sea and human mind. What was supposed to be a teaser of a read soon became the entire book, the magic of a thriller.
I received a free ARC from Emma and the publisher Honno Press, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
All my reviews can be read here
Kitty Sewell was born in Sweden, and has had four successive nationalities, living in the Canary Islands, Central and South America, Canada, England, Wales and Spain where she now lives in the mountains of Andalucía. She is a successful sculptor, and bestselling author. Her books have been translated into 15 languages and she has been short-listed for the CWA New Blood Dagger Award, the Wales Book of the Year, Winner of the “People’s Choice” BBC Radio Wales Prize, and the Bertelsmann Book Clubs International Book of the Month. She also writes as Kitty Harri. With Honno she has published Ice Trap (2005, later bought by Simon & Schuster) and Hector’s Talent for Miracles (2007) as Kitty Harri.
Chilling thriller set on Gibraltar – at the heart of The Rock are secret tunnels, hard to navigate and even harder to escape. Sebastian is a civil engineering prodigy and his latest project is his most ambitious to date: to build a new city on the sheerest face of The Rock. His fiancee, Eva, a diver, is entranced by the penisula’s hidden depths and concerned that her lover doesn’t push himself beyond human limits in his desire to see his dream realised. Mimi, still in her teens, is desperate to spread her wings and chafing at the limits placed on her movements by her overprotective older brother.
When Mimi gets into a relationship with a neighbour intent on fighting the new development, Sebastian’s precarious mental health spirals out of control putting them all in danger. When Mimi is lost amidst their twists and turns the race is on to find her before the water rises.
Publication Date: 18th July 2019
Publisher: Honno Press