Blurb; Ethan Scofield returns to the place of his birth to bury his father. Hidden in one of the upstairs rooms of the old man’s house he finds a strange manuscript, a collection of stories that seems to cover the whole of his father’s turbulent life.
As his own life starts to unravel, Ethan works his way through the manuscript, trying to find answers to the mysteries that have plagued him since he was a child. What happened to his little brother? Why was his mother taken from him? And why, in the end, when there was no one else left, did his own father push him away?
Swinging from the coral cays of the Caribbean to the dangerous deserts of Yemen and the wild rivers of Africa, Turbulent Wake is a bewitching, powerful and deeply moving story of love and loss … of the indelible damage we do to those closest to us and, ultimately, of the power of redemption in a time of change.
My Review; This is the first book I have read by this author so I cannot compare to his previous books, but this was bloody brilliant! Different. Unique. A breathe of fresh air from those everyday thrillers…
This book will take you on many different, amazing journeys. I learnt a lot from this book and feel like I’ve travelled beside Ethans father. We find a lot out about Ethan and his family through the short stories his father has written each very different. Eye opening. Beautifully written. I really enjoyed it. Makes you look at life with a new set of eyes.
The story told this way through short stories is unique but works well. Could easily have read it in one sitting if life didn’t get in the way. Very impressed. This story will be a tough one to forget.
I awarded a well deserved four stars. Highly recommend. I look forward to reading more by this author in the future.
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