Outstanding – I highly recommend this novel.
A remarkably moving read.
Profound, insightful, rich and sensual, exquisitely written . . . One of those novels that haunts and tugs at one’s own corners, long after you’ve sadly laid it to rest.
an extremely well-written debut
Thought-provoking and moving… not to be missed.
A delicious, emotional, wistful book about missed chances and finding new hope.
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.
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.
Heartbreaking, insightful, gripping and beautifully crafted.
An immensely powerful, and ultimately uplifting, debut novel.
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