Eva 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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