A Single Breath Blog Tour – Review

A Single Breath by Lucy Clarke

Single BreathEva and Jackson are married, happy and in love but when, on a trip to Dorset, Jackson falls into the sea and drowns, Eva’s life is shattered. She knows that she can’t live without him. She decides to go to Tasmania, where Jackson grew up to meet his family, friends – the people who knew him as well as she does but when she arrives, she starts to find out more about Jackson’s past and that things are never as they seem.

From the first chapter, I knew this book was going to make me cry and I was right. Eva looses everything that she loves in one moment and the tone of the book really helps convey the grief she is feeling in an honest way. As a character, she’s fairly lost and doesn’t know what to do in order to get to the end of each day and I really did empathise with her. I wanted to give her a hug. We can all relate to loss in some way.

There were moments of this book that were truly heart-breaking (hence the making me cry part,) and I really wanted to know what happened at the end. I finished the book both liking the resolution and wanting to know what happened further. There was one moment that did make me shout out loud in disbelief. There was a good twist.

The events in this book seemed real without the book becoming too heavy for the reader. Now I’ve read the description of Tasmania, I also want to visit. It sounds beautiful.

The plot is well mapped and it’s great at not revealing too much too soon, keeping you guessing right up until the end and there was never a moment where the story got a little slow which I find can happen sometimes.

I liked The Sea Sisters and this had the same thread of mystery along with good characters. It’s beautifully written.

I couldn’t put this book down and read it in almost one session. A great second novel from Lucy Clarke and I am looking forward to reading book three.

A Single Breath is published by Harper and was released on 27th March. It’s available in Paperback and e-book.

The tour stops off tomorrow at One More Page.

You can also find out more about Lucy on her website – http://www.lucy-clarke.com/

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Laura
I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

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