Delighted to be on the book blitz for Thicker Than Water today by Rachel McLean…..this book had me gripped!
Six years after floods made her family homeless, Jess Dyer has found safety on the wild North Yorkshire coast. Her sister-in-law Ruth is forging a role as doctor to their community of refugees and the rock around which the family revolves.
But the family is haunted by memories of the journey north and the loss of their mother Sonia. And their community is under attack from the local population.
When Jess answers a distress call at sea, she brings strangers to their village and puts Ruth in jeopardy. Jess must calm the community, mount a rescue mission and keep her brother Ben from tipping into insanity.
Will she succeed? And will she find Ruth before it’s too late?
‘Thicker Than Water’ is a gripping thriller about family, belonging and revenge.
This book is set in the UK after devastating floods have wiped out a lot of the country and forced people to venture up North to find refuge. We meet Jess and her family and friends in their village, where they are pretty much self-sufficient and have to protect their community from outsiders.
Jess has been newly elected to look after her village when she spots a boat off the coast that’s in trouble. Although the Villagers aren’t keen on a rescue mission, they go ahead and bring back the three men they’ve rescued…..with dire consequences…..4 of the women from the village are kidnapped, including Jess’ sister-in-law Ruth.
There are a lot of angry and worried people in the village, and Jess has to work out the best way forward…… They have no choice but to head off and try to find the missing women…..but will they be successful? Where are the being held? What is happening to them? And why were they kidnapped in the first place?
I wasn’t sure about this book to start with but got completely sucked in….and then couldn’t put it down! I just wanted to find out what happened and get to the end!! And now I can…not…WAIT to read the next book by McLean! I will most definitely be looking to read more from her!
If you’re looking for a book that will keep you turning the page, with excitement, suspense and drama then you need to check this out!!
About the author….
My name’s Rachel McLean and I write thrillers that make you think.
What does that mean?
In short, I want my stories to make your pulse race and your brain tick.
Do you often get through a thriller at breakneck pace but are left with little sense of what the book was really about? Do you sometimes read literary fiction but just wish something would damn well happen?
My books aim to fill that gap.
If you’d like to know more about my books and receive extra bonus content, please join my book club at rachelmclean.com/bookclub. I’ll send you a weekly email with news about my writing research and progress, stories and bonus content for each book. And I’ll let you know when my books are on offer.
Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources and the author for providing a copy of this book in return for an honest review. All views are my own. I am not affiliated with any of the links in this post in any way.