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Expected publication date: October 7th 2014, Atria Books
My rating: 4.5 stars
"Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?
Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.
The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface."
K.A. Tucker will release a new novel on October 7th and it is completely new story, not another Ten Tiny Breaths sequel. I was curious about Burying Water after I had read the book summary and even more so because she finally decided to write something new. I wasn't the biggest fan of her first novel, but this one was a pleasant surprise.
What can you expect? Definitely a darker story. That is probably what caught me of guard because I still expected it to be more like typical new adult romance. It was not. Told from dual point of view, Burying Water is a captivating tale about a girl who wakes up in the hospital with no memories about her past and identity. When they tell her about all horrible things that were done to her, she is not even sure that she wants to remember. I had to take few seconds to process that part - I am not sure that I would want to know too.
Water moves in with old lady called Ginny and tries to continue with her life. She is brave - it wasn't easy to believe to complete strangers and accept their help.
My favorite part of the story is Jesse's point of view. It was so different from Water's, you really feel as if you switch from seeing things trough the eyes of two different persons. He is not the best guy out there, but also he tries to do a right thing.
Burying Water will probably be a great choice for anyone who is reluctant to read new adult novels. It does have few cliches, but I don't think there is a book out there that is completely free of them. Just make sure that your schedule for the day is clear because you wouldn't be able to put down this book until the last page.
***Copy of this book was provided by publisher, Atria Books, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.***