Peopled with characters who matter and layered with love in all its forms.
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.
Outstanding – I highly recommend this novel.
an extremely well-written debut
Heartbreaking, insightful, gripping and beautifully crafted.
An immensely powerful, and ultimately uplifting, debut novel.
Thought-provoking and moving… not to be missed.
A delicious, emotional, wistful book about missed chances and finding new hope.
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.
A remarkably moving read.
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Write Words: Write Up April 8th-13th 2016 at Gladstone’s Library in North Wales Working on a novel? Whether you’ve just started out or are hitting your stride, take time to supercharge your writing at the Write Words: Write Up retreat in April. ‘The retreat was utterly brilliant. There aren’t enough superlatives.’ The course – in […]