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.
An immensely powerful, and ultimately uplifting, debut 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.
I’m Stephanie Butland and I write books and tell stories. I’m thriving after cancer. Welcome to my website, where you can find out more about what I’ve written and what I’m doing.
1 I have a teeny idea for a book (‘what if I write a book based around a committee, it will give me lots of scope’) and think of a great title: ANY OTHER BUSINESS. I feel like a writer.