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A Single Breath by Lucy Clarke

How would you deal with the love of your life drowning just eight months after your marriage?

Now, how would you feel if someone told you he might not be the man you thought he was?

“There were so many times I thought about telling you the truth, Eva. What stopped me was always the same thing…

Eva met Jackson on a flight to London two years prior, and their romance blossomed into intimacy very quickly. Falling in love took her by surprise with both its strength and suddeness, so unlike the steady relationships she'd ambled through previously. 

Jackson’s family (a father and a brother) live on a remote Tasmanian island and weren’t able to make it to the wedding -- supposedly because of the distance -- so, Eva never met them.

Jackson told her that in Tasmania he was a marine biologist and she was captivated by his stories about working off a dive boat in the Great Barrier Reef, where he led tourists in coral restoration projects.

Now, she decides to take a journey of discovery to Tasmania to meet her father- and brother-in-law and learn more about Jackson’s childhood in the process.

What she discovers will start to question everything she had known to be real.

What follows is a poignant story that pulls you in from the beginning and keeps you captivated till the end. The setting is beautiful. It will make you want to go diving into the deep seas of Tasmania.

The plot is tight and because of the intricacies of the story, I am hesitant to give too much away. However it is a great read by a writer who knows how to weave an emotional tale of loss and discovery in an artful way.

The deeper the water, the darker the secrets.


4 out of 5 Sukasa Stars

A Single Breath is published by Simon & Schuster, Inc.

Review by
@ShilpaRaikar for @SukasaReads (a division of @SukasaStyle)