The Shimmer on the Water by Marina McCarron
.ePUB, 322 pages
Expected Publication: 04 Aug 2022
By: Head of Zeus, Aria
About The Book:
Maine, 1997. As the people of Fort Meadow Beach celebrate the Fourth of July, four-year-old Daisy Wright disappears and is never seen again. Maine, 2022. Fired from her job and heart-broken, Peyton Winchester moves back home for the summer. Bored and aimless, she finds a renewed sense of purpose when an ad for a journalism course reminds her of a path not taken. Returning to life in her home town brings back all kind of memories – including Daisy's disappearance when she was a young girl herself. As Peyton begins to search for answers about Daisy's disappearance, she finds that they might be closer to home than she thinks – and their lives become intertwined with irreversible consequences.
Told in two different timelines The Shimmer on the Water is a historical mystery that is both emotional and totally absorbing. We get chapters from both Peyton and Eualla's point of view, with Eualla's chapters starting in 1966 and Peyton's taking place in 2021. I just loved Eualla's chapters so much and she was my favourite character in the book. She was so young when the book starts and she had so much on her shoulders at the time. She is a whip-smart and feisty young lady who knows what she wants and goes after it. Eventually, the Eualla and Peyton stories merge in a somewhat surprising way and it begins to explain a lot. The mystery of the missing Daisy Wright, from 1997, doesn't really come into play until about halfway through when Peyton starts investigating. This is a multigenerational multi-layered story that kept me glued to the pages Many family secrets are revealed and there is plenty of drama to get wrapped up in. This was such a captivating story and my first by this author. I will have to check out The Time Between Us by Marina McCarron. That is the greatest compliment that this reader can give an author...that I want to enjoy more of their books.