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Afloat by Erin Healy

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Dark waters are rising.
There’s sabotage lurking in the waters of Eagle’s Talon, an elite floating community designed by gifted architect Vance Nolan. There’s also something else in the water—a mysterious presence friendly to some and hostile to others. And when disaster strikes, not even the saboteur expects it to be the first in a series of crushing blows.
Stranded by a flood and surrounded by unnatural darkness, a limping band of residents, builders, and investors set their sights on escape. Single mom Danielle Clement will do whatever it takes to save her young son Simeon, but she doesn’t know who to follow: her charismatic lover and aspiring politician Tony Dean, who dotes on her and her boy, or the selfless Vance, who promises protection for everyone who stays with him—based on a vision and a faith she doesn’t share.
In this watery world where everyone’s secrets will eventually come to light, survival might have more to do with uncovering the truth than with getting out alive.

Goodreads Summary

I love books concerning scary mysteries.  This book made me read it straight through...I literally couldn't put it down.  This book is filled with disasters-everything from sinkholes to mysterious presences that are both dangerous and benevolent depending on who the character is.  As people struggle to survive in the midst of these problems secrets emerge that affect the group as a whole.  The reader will find him/herself glued to the pages as the secrets unfold.  

I really loved the plot of this story.  Some readers (like myself) may find the book initially confusing, but it soon becomes easier to read as the backstories clarify themselves.  I didn't like all of the characters, but I wasn't necessarily supposed to.  Many readers will find themselves torn between the two love interests.  It was easy to get caught up in Danielle's life.  I really wanted to slide in to the story and make the decision for her.  Overall, this book is ideal for adult readers.

4 Stars

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  1. Chelsea B. said...:

    Sounds chillingly delicious! I'm in!

  1. bn100 said...:

    This sounds suspenseful

  1. Anonymous said...:

    The cover is creepy in a subtle way. Love the description. And your review. Thanks!

  1. Unknown said...:

    Ooh I've been wanting to read this one! I just finished a dark mystery book and would love to read another one :)

  1. Unknown said...:

    It reminds me of Water World only a bit more sinister. I'm definitely curious!

  1. Unknown said...:

    I totally agree with joyous and misti.

  1. I love the cover! This book sounds exciting and I love a good scary mystery (:
    I agree with Joyous too, although I didn't think of Water World until I saw that comment.
    Thanks for the review!

  1. Berenice said...:

    I love how dark this cover is. This one definitely sounds a little scary. I love scary and mysterious books. I'll have to check this one out. Thank you! =)