We Run the Tides by Vendela Vida
.ePUB, 240 pages
Expected publication: February 5th 2021 by Ecco
About the Book:
Teenage Eulabee and her magnetic best friend, Maria Fabiola, own the streets of Sea Cliff, their foggy oceanside San Francisco neighborhood. They know Sea Cliff’s homes and beaches, its hidden corners and eccentric characters—as well as the upscale all-girls’ school they attend. One day, walking to school with friends, they witness a horrible act—or do they? Eulabee and Maria Fabiola vehemently disagree on what happened, and their rupture is followed by Maria Fabiola’s sudden disappearance—a potential kidnapping that shakes the quiet community and threatens to expose unspoken truths.
We Run the Tides is a fantastic novel that you won’t want to put down. The author paints pictures with her words allowing you to feel you are part of the story. It awakened memories, it brings to life ordinary lives and portrays how the bonds of true friendship help three young girls weather the storms and undercurrent of their lives. Get ready to meet characters both strange and endearing.
It was great being taken back to the '80s, I am about four years older than the young ladies in the book but I could SO relate to the time they were teenagers in. (The Psychedelic Furs "Pretty in Pink" reference.) The author does a masterful job of creating the environment they live in, and characters with real depth, who were completely relatable, if not always likable. I was eager to finish, so that I could figure out the "big" mystery, but I certainly wasn't ready to let go of these beautifully flawed friends. I found this book enlightening, thought-provoking and so very enjoyable.
Thank you NetGalley, Vendela Vida and Ecco for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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