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5.15.2013

Afloat ~ Review

Afloat
By Erin Healy

Afloat was a book I just couldn't put down and stayed up late just because I wanted to know what happened next.  While some might find it difficult to get into this wasn't the case for me.  This is definitely an attention grabbing book - it grabbed mine and wouldn't let go.

Afloat is a story of redemption and second chances and is a contrast of hope and hopelessness and selfishness and selflessness.

How do we see the world and the events that shape it?  For one suffering is cause for cynicism but for another it is cause for hope.  Afloat takes a look at just such a situation when a series of events cause a group of people to be stranded on a floating residential complex.  A fluke of nature or deliberate negligence brings the construction aspect to Vance Nolan's dream to a sudden halt.  As
 they attempt to leave the work site a sudden and unprecedented storm begins flooding the area.  As everyone scrambles to get to safety another tragedy strikes.

Vance urges everyone to stay in the completed complex which has been constructed to withstand the situation that they now find themselves in.  But Tony Dean, the projects financial backer, is determined that everyone get out as soon as possible.  As the group tries to decide whom to follow, friendships and alliances are tested when it comes to trust.

Strange lights beneath the water may hold the key to what is happening to them, but not everyone can see the light.  Deceit can blind us to the truth and this is the case in Afloat. This is a battle between truth and deceit and the choice you make will determine whether or not you live.

After reading The House of Mercy, I was looking forward to Afloat and I was not disappointed and would recommend this title to anyone who likes books with suspense and the supernatural.  Sometimes you just need to trust in what you can't see rather than what your eyes tell you.

I was provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review by the publisher through BookSneeze.



Book Description

Who will you trust when dark waters rise?
Eagle’s Talon is an architectural marvel—shining residential units afloat in a protected cove of the gorgeous Rondeau River. The project is nearly complete, partially occupied, and ready to make investors rich when a sinkhole gives way. Then torrential rains and a flood leave a ragged collection of builders, investors, and residents stranded in one floating building, cut off from the rest of the world.
They’re bitterly divided over what to do next.
Architect Vance Nolan insists they should sit tight and wait for rescue. Developer Tony Dean wants to strike out into the darkness. And single mom Danielle Clement, desperate to protect her young son, Simeon, struggles to hold their motley band together.
Power failure, a pall of unnatural daytime darkness, explosions in the distance, then a murder ratchet tensions to a boiling point. But Danielle’s young son, Simeon, has spotted something strange underwater—beautiful, shifting lights in the dark water below.
In this watery world where everyone's secrets will eventually come to light, salvation may mean more than just getting out alive.
Another stunning exploration of the human spirit and supernatural possibilities from best-selling author Erin Healy.