Thicker Than Water - Rachel McLean

4 Stars

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?

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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A very good story that started out slow for me. The last half of the book definitely makes up for the first. I don't know if it was character building or if I just wasn't into it yet, but the first half was confusing and slow. I kept feeling like I was missing something. I wanted more explanation as to what was going on and how they got there. I'm not real good with books that leave too much to the imagination.

Finally half way through it kicks in and starts getting exciting and very suspenseful. From here on out - an excellent story. I wasn't really into any of the characters too much at first but then I did start liking them towards the end. I normally love these kinds of books but like I said I always felt like the huge explanation was missing and that's the part of the story that I love.

Even with all that I still liked reading this, it was exciting and well written and definitely worth the read!

This is my first book by this author. I think it would be interesting to read something else by her just to see what her normal style is.

I voluntarily posted this review after receiving a copy of this book from Rachel's Random Resources Thank You!!


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