A Page Turner
Where the Water Flows by Romola Farr is an intriguing novel that consumed me as I read.
The reader is drawn in at the start as we witness a natural disaster before the action goes back in time a few weeks, in order to see just what led up to that moment.
The village is made up of an eclectic mix of characters. There are residents and visitors as we share life’s ups and downs.
An outbreak of COVID reminds the reader of the unprecedented times that we have lived through. Mentions of injections and ppe remind us of the seriousness of the situation.
Life has dealt blows. All the characters have pasts. Some are consumed by them. Others are looking for justice. And still others are seeking atonement.
Daily life continues through illness, crises and normal events. We witness how some live in fear, still hiding from social interactions with others for fear of COVID.
There is a wonderful dog, Hector, who is as much a beloved character as the human ones.
Where The Water Flows was a unique read and one that I could not put down. It is definitely a page turner.
I received a free copy via Rachel’s Random Resources. A favourable review was not required. All opinions are my own.
Where the Water Flows
It had been a long, hot summer followed by a very wet autumn. The River Hawk, lying to the north of a former little mill town, was in full flood but nobody imagined the catastrophe that lay ahead.
Not the elderly couple who created a beautiful memorial garden that would become a lake.
Not the opera singer who found a friend who would risk all to save her life.
Not the owner of Wax Polish who would battle to rescue her first love.
Not the new parents who would be overwhelmed and torn apart.
And certainly not two drama students whose lives would change forever.
Author Bio –
Romola Farr first trod the boards on the West End stage aged sixteen and continued to work for the next eighteen years in theatre, TV and film – and as a photographic model. A trip to Hollywood led to the sale of her first screenplay and a successful change of direction as a screenwriter and playwright. Bridge To Eternity was her debut novel, and Breaking through the Shadows and Where the Water Flows are standalone sequels. All three novels are set in the fictional town of Hawksmead.
Romola Farr is a nom de plume.