Thicker Than Water
Six years after floods made her family homeless, Jess Dyer has found safety on the wild North Yorkshire coast. Her sister-in-law Ruth is forging a role as doctor to their community of refugees and the rock around which the family revolves.
But the family is haunted by memories of the journey north and the loss of their mother Sonia. And their community is under attack from the local population.
When Jess answers a distress call at sea, she brings strangers to their village and puts Ruth in jeopardy. Jess must calm the community, mount a rescue mission and keep her brother Ben from tipping into insanity.
Will she succeed? And will she find Ruth before it’s too late?
‘Thicker Than Water’ is a gripping thriller about family, belonging and revenge.
UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thicker-Than-Water-gripping-belonging-ebook/dp/B07CVKXGRD
US – https://www.amazon.com/Thicker-Than-Water-gripping-belonging-ebook/dp/B07CVKXGRD
My thoughts and review:
This was a fast paced read. Set in a Britain that has suffered dramatic flooding in the southern half of the UK.
The book opens with the floods hitting London and then switches to Yorkshire six years later. Where a group of survivors have settled in what is known as the village. This is where they eke out a living and things can only get better. Well maybe?
The main characters are Ben, Ruth his wife and Jess Ben’s sister. Early on disharmony visits the village when Ben loses the stewardship of the village to his sister Jess. This is further increased when three strangers are rescued from a stricken trawler and enter the village. Suspicions abound.
The writing is top class and the characters are all well drawn. The tension between Ben and Jess is well illustrated and she also has to face hostility from the some men in the village as she is a woman in a position of power.
This was a tale of suspicion, hostility, betrayal and lies. Very dystopian and shows how living on the edge, where the normal rules of polite society break down and people impose their own rules and beliefs. I enjoyed this book and if dystopian fiction is to your taste I would urge you to read it! Thanks to two Rachels for the chance to read this book.
Author Bio –
My name’s Rachel McLean and I write thrillers that make you think.
What does that mean?
In short, I want my stories to make your pulse race and your brain tick.
Do you often get through a thriller at breakneck pace but are left with little sense of what the book was really about? Do you sometimes read literary fiction but just wish something would damn well happen?
My books aim to fill that gap.
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