Thursday, February 5, 2015

Book Review: Burying Water

Title Burying Water

Series Burying Water, book 1

Author K. A. Tucker

Release Date October 7, 2014

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.

K. A. Tucker is one of my favorite authors. Whatever she writes, I'll read.

I love K. A. Tucker's writing (that's not anything new, though!). I liked the alternating point of views between Jesse and Water, past and present respectively. I think it was a really interesting way to tell this story. While I liked all of the characters okay, I really loved Ginny. There was something about her crotchety demeanor that I found endearing. I enjoyed the story, but...

I wanted more from the ending. I just felt sort of let down. Throughout the entire book, we get this slow buildup (which I really liked) and then it just kind of ends. It wasn't a bad ending, but it certainly wasn't a spectacular one, either. Another chapter or two of actual story before ending the book would have been nice, but eh... I don't write these things.

Of course, I'll be reading the next book in the series, Becoming Rain. While I hoped that it would be about Jesse and Water, it won't be. Following the steps of the Ten Tiny Breaths series, the second book will be about a character from this book, Boone. While very slightly disappointing (hey, I'm being honest here!), I'm not really complaining.


4 out of 5 stars

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