It is rare that I find a book that engrosses me so deeply that I shirk tasks that need to be done, keep reading even though I am exhausted, and ignore my hungry stomach. It is often said that an exciting book is a “page-turner.” Afloat by Erin Healy truly is a page-turner. The book grabbed me before I got to page 15 and the suspense just continued to build, right to the end of the book.
Afloat is a book that showed the stark contrast between good and evil; and it showed that God is truly real. It showed the amazing strength that an individual trusting in God has even through the most frightening, darkest times of life.
Healy skillfully presents the hero, Vance, juxtaposing two different times in his life, revealing how he developed into the man that he became. She showed the process that the character Danielle went through, changing her as only God could. Healy’s descriptions of secondary characters gave an insight to how different people react to disasters and difficult times. It made me recall the two times in my own life when tornadoes struck the town I lived in. There were definitely people who totally lost it, while others were the types of people I would want with me if I ever have to go through a disaster again.
The book is a thriller; and I highly recommend it. I received this book from the publisher in return for a review. All opinions expressed are my own.
About the Book
Eagle's Talon is an architectural marvel-shining residential units afloat in a protected cove of the gorgeous Rondeau River. The project is nearly complete, partially occupied, and ready to make investors rich when a sinkhole gives way. Then torrential rains and a flood leave a ragged collection of builders, investors, and residents stranded in one floating building, cut off from the rest of the world.
They're bitterly divided over what to do next.
Architect Vance Nolan insists they should sit tight and wait for rescue. Developer Tony Dean wants to strike out into the darkness. And single mom Danielle Clement, desperate to protect her young son, Simeon, struggles to hold their motley band together.
Power failure, a pall of unnatural daytime darkness, explosions in the distance, then a murder ratchet tensions to a boiling point. But Danielle's young son, Simeon, has spotted something strange underwater-beautiful, shifting lights in the dark water below. In this watery world where everyone's secrets will eventually come to light, salvation may mean more than just getting out alive.
Another stunning exploration of the human spirit and supernatural possibilities from best-selling author Erin Healy.
About the Author
Erin Healy is the best-selling co-author of "Burn" and "Kiss" (with Ted Dekker) and an award-winning editor for numerous best-selling authors. She has received wide acclaim for her novels "Never Let You Go", "The Baker's Wife", "House of Mercy", and "Afloat". She and her family live in Colorado. Erin can be contacted through her website ErinHealy.com or through Facebook at erinhealybooks.
Find out more about Erin at http://www.erinhealy.com.
Erin Healy is celebrating the release of her latest novel Afloat (Thomas Nelson) with an iPad Mini giveaway.
- An iPad Mini
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- Afloat by Erin Healy