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  • Audio Download
  • Listening Length: 11 hours and 48 minutes
  • Program Type: Audiobook
  • Version: Unabridged
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • Release Date: 27 Mar. 2014
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IZ6G7R6

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Format: Paperback
Eva is so in love with her husband Jackson, so when he dies in a tragic accident she is left devastated. Needing closure and wanting to know more about Jackson’s life before he met her, Eva takes a journey to Tasmania to meet his estranged family. But when she arrives, things are not all they seem…

Oh my…I was left utterly speechless by this book. I know I had high hopes after my LOVE for The Sea Sisters, and A Single Breath exceeded my hopes for a brilliant story! Wow.

I was drawn in from the very first lines, and along with Eva I quickly had many questions – Why aren't things as they seem? What was going to happen when Eva reached Tasmania and found Jackson’s family?

A Single Breath is fascinating and surprising all at once. With every chapter I discovered something new and unexpected, and Lucy’s writing is so fantastic because although I had ideas of what might happen, I was wrong and I was left gasping in shock at all of the twists and turns I came across. I loved that I had no idea what would happen next, and I enjoyed that I was discovering all of these revelations along with Eva, so it helped me feel close to her and left me urging her on to uncover the truth about Jackson and his life.

The descriptions are STUNNING. I loved the scenes of fishing and diving in Tasmania, and when I was reading these scenes it felt as though I had been transported there and I was living those moments with the characters. Lucy’s writing had me looking up these beautiful places and wishing I was heading there myself!

A Single Breath is an intriguing story that pulled me in from the first page, and had me racing through desperate to know what would happen. I couldn’t tear myself away from this book, the words are stunning, the plot is complex and gripping and it is a story that has stayed with me since finishing. Wow.
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Format: Paperback
Lucy Clarke's debut novel The Sea Sisters was one of my favourite reads of 2013 - highly engrossing and filled with complicated family dynamics, exotic locations and a good dose of intrigue, it made for a perfect addition to my summer reading list. It was also a memorable novel and one that I have been recommending extensively to my friends since. So when I heard about Lucy's newest novel I couldn't get my hands on a copy quick enough!

Once more the story is set in an foreign location, Tasmania this time around. This was particularly fascinating and exciting for me as I spent a few weeks on a road trip across the island as part of a wider Australia trip and so it was wonderful to get the chance to return to this beautiful and lush location without having to dig deep into my pockets the funds to buy a plane ticket. Plus I could see if Lucy would do a place I had actually been to (opposed to the mostly foreign to me locations in The Sea Sisters) justice on paper and she most certainly did.

This is the story of a young British woman called Eva. She loses her husband Jackson in a tragic accident and in an attempt to find closure she impulsively books a flight to Australia to connect to her late husband's estranged family and to get the chance to explore the place he grew up. They'd only been married for a short while and she knew little of his life back in Tasmania, but what Eva hadn't expected was that on her journey she would discover that she didn't really know her husband at all.

Almost each chapter there is new shocking revelation, putting everything Eva thought she knew about Jackson in a new and more sinister perspective.
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Format: Kindle Edition
A Single Breath is Lucy Clarke’s second novel and one I have been eagerly awaiting after reading her stunning debut Sea Sisters last year.

After Eva’s husband Jackson drowns she is left heartbroken and feeling the need to be with his family over in Tasmania. There is one problem, Jackson’s family have never met Eva, so when she arrives she doesn’t receive the welcome she was hoping for and as her time on the Island increases more secrets are being discovered.

This was yet another masterpiece by Lucy Clarke. I was unsure if this author was going to be able to bring us another book like Sea Sisters but this was fantastic and in my honest opinion this book blows Sea Sisters out of the water.

The book quickly grabs your attention from the first chapter and manages to hold it all the way through. The best thing though for me about this book is the suspense. I cannot tell you the last time I read a book where I had absolutely no idea as to what secrets were going to be uncovered, this book had me clueless right until about 50 pages before the end so it was well and truly a compelling read. The author has a clever writing style where although she leaves a trail of crumbs of clues along the way it isn’t until you know the secrets that you look back and see the clues.

The book covers a variation of topics from secrets, lies and deceit to tragic events to heartbreak and romance so there really is a lot packed into this book for everyone to enjoy.

Eva was a very plain, ordinary character but this actually worked well with this book, I think because she seemed so normal it made the storyline feel more realistic which then helped with the shocking discoveries.
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