Hello and welcome to our stop on The Wave blog tour!
Thank you very much to Emma @ Damppebbles and Virginia Moffatt for providing a copy of the book to [K]
The review below is 100% honest and all of her own views.
Tonight they’ll share their darkest secrets, but tomorrow, there is no escape…
A devastating tsunami is heading towards the Cornish coast. With no early warning and limited
means of escape, many people won’t get away in time.
While the terrifying reality of the news hits home, one young woman posts a message on Facebook,
‘With nowhere to run to, I’m heading to my favourite beach to watch the sunset, who wants to join
A small group of people follow her lead and head towards the beach; each of them are harbouring
their own stories, and their own secrets.
As they come together in the dying light of the Cornish sunset, they will discover something much
more powerful than they ever imagined. But there is no escaping the dawn … the wave is coming…
Published in paperback and digital format by One More Chapter on 5th September 2019.
An unthinkable natural disaster, a tsunami heading towards Cornwall.
No early warning system and a very limited means of escape for the hundreds of thousands of people that live and holiday there. Not everyone will escape in time.
One woman post a message on social media that she is not going to try to leave the county as she knows she will not be able to escape. So instead she is going to make camp on her favourite beach, extending the invitation to anyone who wishes to join her.
When I first read the blurb for this book it gave me goosebumps, telling a friend what I was reading gave me goosebumps, as I write this review now I it gives me goosebumps.
This haunting tale, was beautifully written about a small group of people who came together on a beach to live out their last hours together rather than stuck on motorways with no chance of escaping the wave in time.
I loved that each chapter we had the whole group telling their point of view on things on current events, how they were feeling and what they felt towards the other members in their group as revelations were made whilst the clock ticked down to the inevitable ending. By the last chapter I was in tears as I had become so attached to these characters I did not want to read the end.
It is not very often I have a book that affects me so profoundly, even as I finish writing this review I have tears in my eyes. I know this book will stay in my heart with my other favourites for a long time.
I will definitely be recommending this to everyone who asks me what to read
Virginia Moffatt was born in London, one of eight children, several of whom are writers. ‘The Wave’
is her second novel. Her previous publications are ‘Echo Hall’ (Unbound) and ‘Rapture and what
comes after’ (Flash fiction collection published by Gumbo Press). She also writes non fiction. Virginia
is married to Chris Cole, Director of Drone Wars UK. They have two daughters at University and a son
still living with them in Oxford.
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