Thought-provoking and moving… not to be missed.
An immensely powerful, and ultimately uplifting, debut novel.
A remarkably moving read.
Peopled with characters who matter and layered with love in all its forms.
I thoroughly enjoyed this.I was completely immersed to the point it no longer seemed like I was reading but discovering the truth and liesof these brilliant characters.
Heartwarming and beautifully written.
Brilliantly compelling from the first page to the last.
Surrounded by Water is a moving exploration of grief and love and the darker depths that lie beneath the surface of a seemingly idyllic marriage.
I read Surrounded by Water last night in one big gulp…It’s beautiful and sad, the characters so well-drawn, and the writing is gorgeous. I had to take a deep breath and let out a big sigh when I’d finished.
Heartbreaking, insightful, gripping and beautifully crafted.
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You know that novel I banged on about for all of last year? Performance poetry/Whitby/bookshops, and all? Well, it has found a home, and so has the book I am writing next/now/soon (depending on whether you consider lots of books with post-its in them and a noticeboard covered in more post-its and brightly coloured cards […]