The deeper the water, the darker the secrets
There were so many times I thought about telling you the truth, Eva. What stopped me was always the same thing…
When Eva’s husband Jackson tragically drowns, she longs to meet his estranged family. The journey takes her to Jackson’s brother’s doorstep on a remote Tasmanian island. As strange details about her husband’s past begin to emerge, memories of the man she married start slipping through her fingers like sand, as everything she ever knew and loved about him is thrown into question. Now she’s no longer sure whether it was Jackson she fell in love with – or someone else entirely…
The truth is, it was all a lie . . .
Praise for THE SEA SISTERS
“a terrific summer read” Richard & Judy Summer Book Club
‘Essential reading if you have a sister, as Clarke has totally nailed the complexities of that relationship. It’s perfectly paced …oh, you’ll want to quit your job and go travelling’. HEAT
‘You don’t have to go on your hols to appreciate this amazing beach read – the captivating story will send you to far-flung, exotic destinations… A gripping, unpredictable page-turner.’ NOW
‘Lucy Clarke’s debut novel had me hanging on its every word. It manages to be both an interesting and dramatic story and also beautifully written. I found it extremely thought-provoking… With this absorbing, heartbreaking novel, Lucy Clarke shows she’s a writing force to be reckoned with. Bring on novel number two!’ FABULOUS (The Sun on Sunday)
‘It’s a thrilling and perceptive debut which captures the complex relationship between sisters and loss at its rawest. Trust us, you won’t be able to put it down.’ COSMOPOLITAN
‘This may be set in sunny places like Bali and Maui but underneath lies the darker story of two sisters…deeply moving’ STAR
‘Moving back and forward between past and present, London, Australia and Bali, this is an atmospheric and enjoyable page-turner that makes good use of the exotic settings.’ SUNDAY MIRROR
‘This beautifully written story of secrets and sisterly bonds is twisty and intriguing – a total page-turner’ CLOSER
‘I thought this book w as quite gripping and read it in two days. I think that book clubs would find plenty to discuss on many levels; sibling rivalry, how death can divide or bring together families and the way travel can help to develop a person.’ NEWBOOKS magazine
About the author
Lucy Clarke has a first class degree in English Literature and is a passionate traveller and diarist. She has worked as a presenter of social enterprise events, a creative writing workshop leader, and she is now a full-time novelist. Lucy is married to James Cox, a professional windsurfer, and together they spend their winters travelling and their summers at their home on the south coast of England.
In this lackluster romantic suspense/gothic romance m lange, tragedy strikes when Eva and Jackson Bowe visit the windy, rocky coast of Dorset, England, for a birthday celebration with Eva's mother. Though he is an experienced fisherman and swimmer, Jackson is swept out to sea and, after scouring the water all day in dangerous conditions, the Coast Guard calls off the search and Jackson is presumed dead. Eva and Jackson were married for less than eight months and had known each other for little more than that and Eva's grief at her husband's death is all-encompassing. In her need to understand, she travels to Jackson's home in Tasmania to meet his family and search for closure. Instead, Eva finds herself in the midst of a tortuous family situation that only adds to the confusion surrounding Jackson's death. Clarke (Swimming at Night) valiantly tries for grand passion and high drama, with lamentable results.
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I have read both of LC's books and thoroughly enjoyed reading them both from beginning to end!