Book Review: Afloat by Erin Healy

Erin Healy is celebrating the release of her latest novel Afloat (Thomas Nelson) with an iPad Mini giveaway.

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 About the book . . . 

Who will you trust when dark waters rise?

 

Eagle’s Talon is an architectural marvel—shining residential units afloat in a protected cove of the gorgeous Rondeau River. The project is nearly complete, partially occupied, and ready to make investors rich when a sinkhole gives way. Then torrential rains and a flood leave a ragged collection of builders, investors, and residents stranded in one floating building, cut off from the rest of the world.

 

They’re bitterly divided over what to do next.

 

Architect Vance Nolan insists they should sit tight and wait for rescue. Developer Tony Dean wants to strike out into the darkness. And single mom Danielle Clement, desperate to protect her young son, Simeon, struggles to hold their motley band together.

 

Power failure, a pall of unnatural daytime darkness, explosions in the distance, then a murder ratchet tensions to a boiling point. But Danielle’s young son, Simeon, has spotted something strange underwater—beautiful, shifting lights in the dark water below.

 

In this watery world where everyone’s secrets will eventually come to light, salvation may mean more than just getting out alive.

 

Another stunning exploration of the human spirit and supernatural possibilities from best-selling author Erin Healy.

 

Purchase a copy here.

 

Click here to view the book trailer for Afloat.

 

About the Author           

Erin Healy is an award-winning editor and bestselling co-author (with Ted Dekker) of the supernatural suspense novels Kiss and Burn. Her solo debut, Never Let You Go, ushered in a  new brand of fiction, building on her work with Dekker, that melds supernatural suspense with female-friendly relational drama. Healy continues to deliver a unique take on suspense with a little decidedly feminine point of view, although she admits that Afloat has more of the male point of view than her previous releases.

 

Healy earned her bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in communication studies from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA. She began her career as an editor for Christian Parenting Today before serving as a book editor for WaterBrook Press. Healy founded WordWright Editorial Services in 2002 and specializes in fiction book development. She has worked with many popular authors in a number of genres such as Frank Peretti, James Scott Bell, Melody Carlson, Colleen Coble, Robin Lee Hatcher, Gilbert Morris, Lisa Samson, Randy Singer and Robert Whitlow.

 

While her interest in supernatural fiction grew she while working with Dekker (she edited 12 of his well-known, heart-pounding stories before collaborating with him as a co-author), her interest in the spiritual realm has always been a part of her. “The Irish girl in me is fascinated by the concept of thin places, a Celtic name for locations in the world where the veil between physical and spiritual realities is so delicate that a person can see through it. For me, thin places are revelations about what it means to be a spiritual creation in a physical world. I write supernatural suspense novels from a Christian worldview, with eyes open to God’s mysterious side and where His world world intersects ours,” she explains.

 

Healy currently resides in Colorado Springs, CO, with her husband, Tim, and two children. She is a member of International Thriller Writers and the American Christian Fiction Writers.

 

Visit her website at www.erinhealy.com to sign up for her newsletter and learn more about her books. She’s also on Facebook (erinhealybooks) and Twitter (@erinhealybooks).

 

 Reader review . . . 

 

Nestled in the protective cove of the Rondeau River, Eagle’s Talon is an architectural marvel of floating condominiums designed by Vance Nolan and owned by developer Tony Dean.  When a sinkhole opens under one of the unfinished units, a series of catastrophic events cuts the residents and workers off from civilization.  The group begins to turn on itself as it becomes more difficult to know whom to trust.  When five-year-old Simeon begins to talk to lights and underwater workers protecting their building, it is apparent that this natural disaster may be connected to the supernatural.

 

Ms. Healy’s previous work with Ted Dekker and Frank Peretti really shows in this novel.  While the supernatural elements may not appeal to all readers, it pumped up an otherwise run-of-the-mill disaster thriller storyline for me. It would have been nice if all of the storylines had been finished as this novel does not sound as though it will have a sequel, and somehow the ending fell a little flat for me, but it was still good. The history shared by Vance and Zeke was interesting, and was told in flashbacks very nicely.  I must admit that I did not see the revelation discovered by Danielle coming; that was a nice touch.

 

Overall, a gripping story that I could not put down.

 

4 stars

 

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