This was one of my most different but wonderful reads. The book was a cacophony of different voices luring me on even when the book was from Rose’s POV. There was a hidden song which was being played in the entire book; a lost melody of hidden secrets and past life.
The book was the beginning of a series, an appetizer for things to come. Rose led a normal life, working in her friend’s restaurant, visiting her mother who had dementia in the nursing care, making googly eyes at the new cop Shane, and having a love-hate relationship with her sister Rene. Till a young girl with long black hair jumped off the pier, and Rose was the only witness…
My first book by Katlyn Duncan, it certainly won’t be my last. Her words resonated deep within me where my imagination resided. A book which appeared to be a bundle of family secrets soon turned out to be something which pushed the realms of this known world. Katlyn’s hints of possibilities in the story brought out a hidden nugget of magic in me.
And then came my teeny tiny niggle, the book wasn’t a complete story and did end with a cliffhanger. So now I gotta wait for book 2, and I hate waiting. I want all the 3 books right now to immerse in the complete story.
This book was a siren’s song which pulled me into the depths into the sea of the story, but being book 1, I just coursed its surface. An enjoyable read.
I received a digital copy of the book from the author, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!!
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Like everyone raised in the idyllic seaside town of The Burrow, the ocean played a large role in Rose Barros’ life. She lived her life to the rhythm of the tides until a near-death experience changed her love for the water to a soul-deep terror, driving a wedge between herself and her sister, Reen.
Now, the only thing threatening to drown Rose is a mountain of bills and the burden of caring for her mother. She needs her sister more than ever, but rebellious Reen has skipped town and shows no interest in returning.
But that all changes when two strangers arrive in the quiet seaside town and turn her life upside-down… The first, a girl who leaps from the pier before Rose’s eyes; the second, the handsome new Chief of Police who doesn’t take kindly to Rose interfering in his investigation of the girl’s disappearance.
As they dig into the girl’s past, secrets are revealed, including a connection to Rose herself. Can Rose face her deepest fears, or will the truth lead her into deeper waters than she can handle?
Publication Date: 10th October 2018
Publisher: HQ Digital
Wonderful review!!! Happy New Year!! 💜
Lindsay happy 2019 💞 💕 😘 with all my love. Thank you so much..
Ack! Cliffhangers are vile!
Oh this has a good one… Wait till all are released by end of the year.. This one had a good cliffhanger fantasy and family secrets all intertwined
It’s why I liked the Ahriman Omnibus so much. The author bundled it together so all the short stories and novels were in one location and it read like one continuous story. I also have just started to wait until at least three books in a series are out since most authors break their stories down into arcs of three books.
Yes I understand. Even I hate that. I generally wait for all books to be published then get all 3
Another lovely review, Shalini! Hope you are doing well. Have a fabulous weekend, my dear! 🙂
Oh yes, it is the weekend. I forgot…. Hahaha.. Happy Friday to you Leslie sweets 💕💞
Yay! Way to start of the year. Great review, Shalini!
Thanks Jonetta this was quite a different unexpected read
What a wonderful review! I’m glad you liked it and I hope you get your hands on the other books ASAP so you can let us know how they all end up!
Yessss…. The author liked the review… And I liked the book so now I have to read the rest when she writes them😂💕
Your reviews are always so wonderful!
Thank you so much darling 💞 what are you reading now?
I just finished two. I’m reading three more right now. Keeping Lucy (ARC), Soul Suites (Physical ARC) and Pekoe Most Poison (For a book club).
Oooh all seem like different reads Wow
I know I sometimes stick with YA sometimes, but I try to read a variety. Just depends on how good the story sounds, you know?
Shalini, your use of words and orderly presentation of events makes this review most interesting.
Wow😍😍 thank you for your kind words. I really don’t know how these words have come about… I am surprised too. The book triggered these words💕😘
Sounds fabulous, glad it was so wonderful for you!💕
It was simply great. Waiting for the next two
I haven’t read this author but you enjoyed it which is good – shakes fist at cliffhanger endings!
Hahaha Lyn.. I too don’t like cliffhangers.. I tend to forget the story by the time the second book releases😂
Great review Shalini. I love family stories, especially those with secrets. I know how you feel, I dislike when a story ends in a cliffhanger then the next book doesn’t come out for a year or so.
I agree.. I generally read these books all together… I hate cliffhangers too
I forget what happened and have to skim the book to reacquaint myself before starting the new one. The memory is not what it used to be.
This seems like a great series to get into!
This is a good book, fantasy with family secrets. I loved it
This book sounds so relatable! I’m putting it on my TBR right now 🙂
This was really good, Didi. But it is bits of fantasy in a family saga story.
There was something in the book which triggered my words. I have no idea how I wrote this review. A book trance
Lol a reviewers auto-pilot… you nailed it 😉😅
Oooh glad this one was a hit for you. But I feel your pain on the cliffhanger!
I will take a year for the complete series… Sighh
Anothe great review! But what words – cacophony – you are knowing? ***lol*** Michael
Hahaha Michael… How are you? I sometimes get these words in my brain suddenly
Thank you, Shalini! I am fine. Hope you are too?
Yp I am good 💞
Thats great! Now i am happy too, Shalini! 💞