Heartbreaking, insightful, gripping and beautifully crafted.
A remarkably moving read.
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.
Brilliantly compelling from the first page to the last.
An immensely powerful, and ultimately uplifting, debut novel.
Outstanding – I highly recommend this novel.
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.
Stephanie Butland at her best: tender, wise and intimate. Wonderful.
A delicious, emotional, wistful book about missed chances and finding new hope.
an extremely well-written debut
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Last Monday, I Finished The Book (with caveats). I blogged about it (and a shawl) here. In the intervening week, I’ve – well, I’ve reset, I guess. A couple of people asked me how it feels to finish a book – whether it’s a bit sad – and I’m going to take that question and […]