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 immensely powerful, and ultimately uplifting, debut novel.
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.
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.
I’m drawing towards the end of Novel 3 (yes, the same novel that I’ve been saying I’m nearly finished for the last four months). I’ve even charted a plan so I now know what happens in the end (unusual for me), and I’m trying to think about things like structure and flow and Not Too […]