Friday, June 14, 2013
AFLOAT by Erin Healy
Dark waters are rising. Who will stay afloat?
Architect Vance Nolan has crafted a marvel—shining apartments floating in the peaceful cove of a winding river. The project is partially occupied and about to make investors rich when a sinkhole gives way.
Torrential rains quickly flood the cove, leaving a handful of builders, investors, and residents cut off from the rest of the world.
The motley group is bitterly divided over how to survive.
Vance insists they wait for rescue. Developer Tony Dean wants to strike out into the darkness. And single-mom Danielle Clement, obligated to each man and desperate to protect her young son, Simeon, isn’t sure which one is wiser.
Power failure, an unnatural daytime darkness, explosions, and a murder expose hidden intentions and dark histories. Then Simeon spots something strange underwater—beautiful, shifting lights in the dark depths.
In this watery world, everyone’s secrets will eventually come to light. And deliverance may mean more than just getting out alive.
Healy's novels are known for their supernatural flavor, AFLOAT is the latest and it doesn't disappoint. Vance Nolan is an architect who has constructed apartments floating on a river. After copious amounts of rain a sinkhole opens up, the few residents along with investors find themselves floating in the middle of nowhere. Disagreements arise on how to get back to dry land with the rest of the world.
Strange things begin to happen... total darkness in the daytime... lights coming from underneath the water. After two deaths occur they are at their wit's end. I'll stop there as I don't want to give away too much of the story.
This is an awesome book, with enough suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat. The characters are so different that they actually fit well together! Well written, fast paced, eerie...you'll love it! 5 out of 5 stars!!
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.