Book Review: “Afloat” by Erin Healy

June 16, 2013 at 4:44 pm | Posted in Books | 1 Comment
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Erin Healy in her new book “Afloat book coverAfloat” published by Thomas Nelson gives us a wonderful thriller.

From the back cover:   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.

The Seventies were a time of great disaster movies.  We had burning skyscrapers, upside down cruise ships, earthquakes and even airplanes underwater.  The common thread was there were a handful of survivors that were fighting for their lives.  Erin Healy has given us a very creative 21st Century disaster.  The Dictionary defines “Cove” as, “a small sheltered inlet or bay”.  For something that is supposed to be sheltered the inappropriately named, “Eagle’s Talon” floating homes is the scene of the disaster.  First there was the saboteur, then came the flood and now the survivors are cut off from land with no means of communication.  Who will survive?   “Afloat” is most definitely a  thriller and, I would say, Ms. Healy’s best work to date. Be prepared to have your nerves stretched to the breaking point as you read this book.  “Afloat” is a really enjoyable read that makes you root for the wonderful characters.

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group.   I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 <> : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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  1. Thanks for the great review, Vic! I sure appreciate your taking the time to read and comment on my work.

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