Burying Water by K.A. Tucker
Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?
Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.
The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.
Jane Doe has woken up in a world that she doesn’t remember, with no memories of what life was like before, she starts on a journey to discover herself, but first she needs a name.
As Water, she finds work, a home and friends she can call family.
But why can’t Water remember and does anyone near by know some of the answer?
Before we start let me warn you, Burying Water will flood your thoughts and emotions as every word within this intriguing New Adult read starts to consume you.
I foolishly started reading this before I went to bed and honestly once you’ve read the prologue, you can’t put this book down.
The harrowingly written prologue will pull you in and not let you go. K.A.Tucker allows the story to unfold beautifully and the events of past and present flow perfectly through the narratives of Jesse and Water.
Water was a wonderful character to discover, she deals with so much within the pages but carries on with a strength that is inspiring, I think some of that strength comes from being surrounded by a fantastic group of people.
From Meredith and Amber, her doctor and nurse duo who become firm friends to Ginny, the lady who opens her home to her.
I love Ginny, I love her feistiness and tenacity but Ginny isn’t the bitter old lady she comes across as, she’s someone battling her own demons and through helping Water we are able to dicover the real Ginny.
Then there’s Jesse, you will fall in love with Jesse through the eyes of Water and also through the past narrative he shares with you.
Jesse isn’t all good but admittedly, who is? What he is though is a character who will go to extreme measures for the ones he loves.
The empathy that’s ripples through the pages Is a credit to Tucker, to feel every tear, pain and loss the characters experience shows the depth of emotion that is flooded within the words.
I LOVE everything about this book except the way I miss it, the characters are described so vividly that they became friends and after the epilogue I was left longing to discover more about them.
There are characters who I long for their stories to be told.
This may be my first foray into the writings of K.A.Tucker, but it definitely won’t be the last. I can already tell she is going to become a favourite of mine!