Review of "Sea Changes"6:25 AM
by Gail Graham
Paperback: 412 pages
Publisher: Jade Phoenix Publishing (May 1, 2009)
Newly widowed, Sarah tries to drown herself, only to discover an impossible, alternative world. Back on the beach she asks herself, Did that really happen? Or am I losing my mind? Her attempt to make sense of what happened involves her in an alleged kidnapping, and Sarah ends up being accused of murdering someone from a world that doesn't exist. Or does it? .
This is an interesting novel. Set in Australia, this is the story of Sarah who is reeling from the death of her husband. Overwhelmed with grief Sarah decides to end her life and instead finds an underwater alternative world where she finds comfort and friendship. She comes back wondering if it was real or if she imagined it. When she attempts to return, to see if it was real, she ends up bringing someone from that world back with her. The ensuing actions of Sarah and everyone around her as she tries to make sense of everything keep you on the edge of your seat. It's not always a comfortable ride either. As everyone close to her starts to back away from her, believing her capable of kidnapping and murder, her life spirals more and more out of control. I thought this book was a terrific read and the story stayed with me after I was done. I really found myself getting caught up in the frustration and fear that Sarah experienced in the story. This one gets 5/5 stars.
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