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The Day Of The Wave: A romance novel based on real-life events by [Wicks, Becky]
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4.7 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1311 KB
  • Print Length: 279 pages
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  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00WT6SBZY
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews
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This a love story set against the backdrop of the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2014. Well written with believable characters I couldn't put it down. In fact I enjoyed this book so much I've now read it twice! The book also sparked my interest in learning more about the Tsunami and I'm really glad I did. Looking forward to reading more from Becky Wicks.
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A really lovely, moving and emotional story about Isla and Ben. Having met at 16 years old and being caught up in the tsunami and separated they are reunited 10 years later through a chance encounter. This is a heart warming tale about love, loss and family.
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I was asked to read this by TBC on Facebook in exchange for an honest review and thought it would be a change from my current favourite genre which is thrillers. I remember watching the news after the Boxing Day Tsunami hit Thailand and other surrounding countries and seeing on screen that huge wall of the wave coming in, being filmed by the people that were in buildings facing it and thinking OMG how did anyone survive that? The Day of the Wave is told by Ben and Isla (Izzy), both of them caught up in the tsunami, losing loved ones and each of them believing the other is dead, only to find out by a chance meeting 10 years later that this is not the case. It is a heart wrenching story, which the author has researched thoroughly and by listening to people's accounts of what happened on that fateful day, has brought us, the readers, a truly amazing insight into how much devastation it caused to many villages and communities but it also shows how the survivors came through it the other side and pulled together to rebuild those communities and the strength it took to do this. It took me less than a day to read this book, a definite CPID story which I spent half of it smiling and half of it crying my eyes out! The author has produced a truly brilliant story which I would have liked to have given many more stars than the five that Amazon will allow me to, absolutely loved it. Well done Becky Wicks, hope to read more of your work in the future.
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The Day Of The Wave is a fiction story based on the real life tsunami that happened in Thailand on boxing day in 2004.

The story alternates between Ben and Izzy who met while on holiday in Thailand at the tender age of sixteen. Just as the their relationship is just starting to blossom their life is literally ripped apart by events from that fateful day.

To start with it feels like the story is going to be a typical love story and to a certain point it is but it is also so much more. It's a story about having to come to terms with your past and learning to live again.

Even though the story switches between Ben and Izzy and also between the lead up and to events on that horrific day, as well as the present day which is ten years later, the story flows really well and is easy to keep up with. The authors descriptions in the book brings Thailand direct to the reader and makes them feel like they are almost there experiencing the places and sounds and smells for themselves. My only issue with the story is that I would personally have liked the author to have written more about the actual day of the tsunami itself as it only makes up a very small percentage of the story and I don't feel like I got the full impact of the horrendous atrocities that took place. Otherwise than that this really is a very beautifully and well written story.

The main characters Ben and Izzy are wonderful characters that are so realistic and you can't help but get drawn into their world whilst routing for the pair of them. Their story in this book I found totally believable and could easily imagine it being a true story.

The Day Of The Wave truly is an inspirational story and one I feel that everyone should take time to read.

Many thanks to The Book Club and the author for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Gifted from Netgalley for an honest review – 5 stars

Where to start? I was quite apprehensive going into this book as I knew for sure it was really going to tug at my heart strings due to the content. In fact just the dedication gave me the shivers. Within 4 chapters I had to put this book down for a second to compose myself. Yes, it’s a hard read in places but for me that just intensified my reading pleasure. I absolutely love a book, no matter how disturbing it is, that can pull my emotions to the fore. This did, not so much for the story of Izzy and Ben but more for the history and their circumstances. The really difficult parts to read are the “memories”, the scenes in which there’s very graphic and descriptive text as to what occurred that day in 2004. We’ve all seen it on the television and that was hard enough, but you don’t quite fathom the experiences that people had until you read something like this. I haven’t seen the Ewan MacGregor film (though it’s very much on my to watch list) so I can’t/won’t make comparisons but I imagine that some will.

“A horror movie boat with glassy eyes and perpetual shock on a blue-gray alien face.”

Clearly location is key being what this book is and I think Becky did an absolutely fantastic job bringing the reader to a place where they felt comfortable, almost in awe of their surroundings as they read. It is interspersed with not so beautiful imagery and when you happen upon them it really does catch you unaware. This book is indeed like a wave itself, capturing tumultuous, memorable and enjoyable emotions throughout. It peaks and troughs just as a wave does and I found that absolutely amazing. How an author can capture that and envelope the reader at the same time is truly magnificent.
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