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Monday, February 25, 2013

Swimming at Night by Lucy Clark

Swimming at Night
Release date: March 12th, 2013
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 384 Pages
Series: None
Format: Hardcover
Source: From publisher
Reason: For Review
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Katie’s world is shattered by the news that her headstrong and bohemian younger sister, Mia, has been found dead at the bottom of a cliff in Bali. The authorities say that Mia jumped—that her death was a suicide.

 Although they’d hardly spoken to each other since Mia suddenly left on an around-the-world trip six months earlier, Katie refuses to accept that her sister would have taken her own life. Distraught that they never made peace, Katie leaves her orderly, sheltered life in London behind and embarks on a journey to find out the truth. With only the entries in Mia’s travel journal as her guide, Katie retraces the last few months of her sister’s life and—page by page, country by country—begins to uncover the mystery surrounding her death. . . .

Weaving together the exotic settings and suspenseful twists of Alex Garland’s The Beach with a powerful tale of familial love in the spirit of Rosamund Lupton’s Sister, Swimming at Night is a fast-paced, accomplished, and gripping debut novel of secrets, loss, and forgiveness.

It seems like I have been suffering from Book Hangovers so often lately! When I first learned about Swimming at Night I was immediately intrigued, but I was never expecting how much I was going to love this explosive story!

If your looking for a book to keep you occupied during these winter months, a book to have you flying through the pages than this is the book for you. In fact, if you are a fan of riveting characters, a heart-pounding story line and transformation..and let's be honest, that's everyone! Than grab a copy of Swimming at Night!

Lucy Clark penned a moving, intense tale that had me reaching for the tissue on more than one occasion. You will laugh, cry and embark on beautiful travels. It's fair to say that I am in complete shock that this is Clark's debut novel. Her writing style was absolutely riveting. She crafted such a lovely reading experience, and built such a stunning world between the covers. She jumped into the Book scene with a bang, and she has made her mark! Lucy Clark has made a fan in me, and I can say with certainty that I will be reading her future work.

Tales of passion, regret, love, and most importantly, self discovery. Swimming at Night is a book that I am still reeling from. Katie is a character that will forever stay with you. In fact, the entire story will stay with you long after you've finished!


Lucy Clarke has a first class degree in English Literature, and is a passionate traveller and diarist.

She has worked as a presenter of social enterprise events and a creative writing workshop leader. Lucy is now a full-time novelist.
Lucy is married to James Cox, a professional windsurfer, and together they spend their winters travelling and their summers at their home on the south coast of England.

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  2. This book sounds really good and I love that it's set in Bali (I think?). And any book that gives people a book hangover automatically catches my attention.

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