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
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.
Stephanie Butland at her best: tender, wise and intimate. Wonderful.
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.
Outstanding – I highly recommend this novel.
Thought-provoking and moving… not to be missed.
A remarkably moving read.
Peopled with characters who matter and layered with love in all its forms.
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Well, hello, world, on this lovely frosty Tuesday (in my corner, anyway). I am sitting by the fire and drinking tea and thinking about how I told you, last week, that I’d tell you a little bit about what I’m writing, this week. And that’s what I’m here to do. When I’ve figured out how. […]