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I love and have always loved reading. I usually read one at once but at times I will read two. I have a book end which states 'Caution! Bookworms bite when disturbed.

Surrounded by Water

Surrounded by Water - Stephanie Butland
I found Surrounded By Water to be a beautifully written account of grief and betrayal. Elizabeth's husband dies tragically rescuing a young girl but after his death she realises everything is not as she thought. There are only a handful of characters in it, but every one of them was believable and had their own place in the novel. I loved Mel, detested Rufus and my heart just ached for Elizabeth.
I have to say that the first quarter of this book I read just a few pages at a time. The rest of it I read in a day and found it a lot easier to read. It's not an easy subject matter and I found it an intense but captivating read.
 
Thanks to the publisher and the author for the copy via NetGalley