2017/01/14

BOOK REVIEW:
CALL OF THE UNDERTOW BY LINDA CRACKNELL

Title: Call of the Undertow
Author: Linda Cracknell
Published: 2013
Language: English
Pages: 256
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
This is about a forty-something cartographer who moves to a small village on the coast of Scotland as a form of both escape and self-punishment.


Review:
This was a lovely read.

My favorite thing about this book is how atmospheric it is. The author manages to thoroughly bring to life the setting of the harsh coast, the dunes and the beauty of it all. I also loved the mention of myths and lore of the place this is set.

This is a quiet story in a lot of ways. It deals with grief, the idea of home, motherhood in different forms and questions unanswered. It's mysterious, intriguing and ambient.

I also really enjoyed the different relationships explored in this book, but I didn't find myself as moved by it as perhaps I should have. I do wonder, however, if this will impact me more if I reread it. Either way, it's worth checking out if you think it sounds like something you would like. I'm definitely going to check out more of this authors work.
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