Review: Nelika McDonald – Deeper than the Sea

Deeper than the Sea
Nelika McDonald

Theo is hiding just a single secret from her adopted daughter Beth. But that single secret is going to catch up with her, and Theo will be ripped from Beth’s side. Both of them are adrift at sea at the mercy of the courts for something that Theo did 16 years ago. Will they be united?

Sometimes I think that laws are made to be broken. Seriously, I get that a 16 year old isn’t necessarily a full adult. But at the same time, someone should have asked Beth how she felt, and let Theo talk to her. How could Theo talking to her possibly put her at risk? Beth is old enough to look after herself, in many countries she would have children of her own already, or could even be going to college!

I didn’t get the importance of the woman that jumped off the cliff. I feel like there was some sort of symbolic meaning there, but I didn’t get it.

Again, I brought this novel with me on vacation thinking that it would be a flop and so I’d be happy to leave it behind when the time came. However it ended up being way more engrossing than I thought it would be. Sigh. I hope I can find it a good home here in a Little Free Library.

About half-way through this novel I thought to myself that it was going to be either a semi-failure of 3 stars, or a really solid 4.5 stars, but it was going to come down to the ending. And I was not disappointed by it! It is worthy of 4 stars for a satisfying and perfect ending after a thrilling build-up.

Pan Macmillan | 1st July 2017 | AU$29.99 | paperback

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