Outstanding – I highly recommend this novel.
Thought-provoking and moving… not to be missed.
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.
An immensely powerful, and ultimately uplifting, debut novel.
Heartbreaking, insightful, gripping and beautifully crafted.
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.
an extremely well-written debut
A remarkably moving read.
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.
Brilliantly compelling from the first page to the last.
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Mammogram Day is here again. Yes, my friends, today I will strip from the waist up and watch as a woman I’ve just met arranges each of my breasts in turn onto a sheet of something cold and see-through. (I will be positively discouraged from assisting, and must just stand and watch, as though my breasts are appearing in a school play.)