Still Water by Amy Stuart

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Still Water

Summary: From The Globe and Mail bestselling author of Still Mine comes a new thriller featuring Clare and Malcolm, this time on the hunt for a missing mother and son in a town that is drowning in deception—Clare may be in her gravest danger yet.


Clare has to find them.

Sally Proulx and her young boy have mysteriously disappeared in the stormy town of High River. Clare is hired to track them down, hoping against all odds to find them alive. But High River isn’t your typical town. It’s a place where women run to—women who want to escape their past. They run to Helen Haines, a matriarch who offers them safe haven and anonymity. Pretending to be Sally’s long-lost friend, Clare turns up and starts asking questions, but nothing prepares her for the swirl of deception and the depth of the lies.

Did Sally drown? Did her son? Was it an accident, or is their disappearance part of something bigger?

In a town where secrets are crucial to survival, everyone is hiding something. Detectives Somers and Rourke clearly have an ulterior motive beyond solving the case. Malcolm Boon, who hired Clare, knows more about her than he reveals. And Helen is concealing a tragic family history of her own. As the truth surges through High River, Clare must face the very thing she has so desperately been running from, even if it comes at a devastating cost. Compulsively gripping and twisty, Still Water is a deep dive of a thriller that will leave you breathless.

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

After reading Still Mine previously, I was delighted to see that Amy Stuart would be back with another book and absolutely loved the cover of Still Water.

I find Amy’s writing to be not exactly slow to start, but she takes a lot of time setting up scenes- sometimes setting up things for further down the bookish road. I appreciate that and I also kinda dislike it- mainly because I’m usually so eager to get to the SECRETS 🙂 Much like in Still Mine, the twists are subtle at times- not OMG twists, but ones that fit with the tone of the book.


What I liked:

The cover. I love covers that are atmospheric and this one is. It fits in with the whole tone of the book.

Discovering more about Clare. Clare is an enigma wrapped in a box. I still think we’re just scratching the surface of Clare.

The setting. Clare works best in a place where secrets are hiding and this setting worked for her character.


Bottom line: I enjoyed Still Water and can’t wait to hear more from Clare.


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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