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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

BOOK REVIEW: Burying Water (#1) by K.A Tucker

Synopsis from Goodreads  
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.  
Published October 7th 2014 by Atria
ISBN13: 9781476774183
Series: Burying Water Book One
Source: Christmas Present!


(5 Stars)

Amazing dramatic start which really captures your attention. This book alternates between two time periods which are hugely contrasting. One following the self named 'Water' as she settles into the quite country life; while the other follows Jesse in his city life as a mechanic as he finds himself in the wrong circles and falling for the 'wrong' girl. It took me a little while to confirm my suspected link between these two time periods, but once I did make the connection it make the story all the intriguing. As each chapter ends you can see the two time periods drawing into a more complete story one step at a time.

I don't want to talk too much about the specific's of this book, as I think the mystery and the unknown is one of the major drivers of this book. However, I enjoyed the two different ways in which the variety of characters meet, and the romances develop in the two time periods. I specifically loved how Water fits into the families lives and it was a joy to watch her chip away at Ginny's walls, and see those walls come down and her heart open (to something not called Felix anyway!), after so many years of hiding away from the world.

There were a few things which I wasn't so enthused by: firstly there was a particular death which I felt was a bit to convenient. Secondly I wanted more than the epilogue, I can't fault the author for moving onto different character for the rest of this series ( I mean I want to know more about some of these characters). But I have fallen in love with these main characters, and their story, and I would love to follow them for more time, more books.

This book was just an amazing read, what enjoyed the most was the mystery of Water's history, and trying to guess the events which lead up to her memory loss, slowly discovering clues, while also waiting for her to grasp hold of those memories she had shut out.