A Single Breath by Lucy Clarke

 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…
This is a beautiful tale of love, loss and discovery. As Eva sets about on a journey to discover more about Jackson, her husband who was sadly taken by the sea.
I have been eagerly awaiting the publication of ‘A Single Breath’, since reading Lucy Clarke’s debut novel ‘The Sea Sisters’ .
Lucy has a beautiful writing style that allows the story to flow with smooth fluidity.
The tensions of the pages rise like the crashing of the waves as the need to read consumes you.
With a split narrative from Eva and sometimes Saul the story allows us a chance to glimpse the feelings of important characters. As well as something extra special when we hear how Jackson felt as Eva reminisces.
You can’t help but love Eva, she’s grieving for the love of her life and in her need to be close to him she goes to where he grew up. She just wants to keep their connection. It makes for extremely touching reading, as Eva embarks on the journey to stay close to her husband.
This captuvating read is beautifully descriptive in the way in which Tasmania’s shown to the reader. I love how Lucy can whisk your mind to another time zone and leave you hearing the waves in the distance.
I can’t express enough times how beautiful A Single Breath is.
With revelations and intrigue felt throughout you are about to embark on a tale of love that will have you captivated from beginning to end.

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