Wow! This book was so interesting! There were so many things that twisted random pieces into a well-placed story!
“FIVE STRANGERS IN FLORENCE, EACH WITH A DANGEROUS SECRET. AND AN APOCALYPTIC FLOOD THREATENING TO REVEAL EVERYTHING.”
And reveal everything it did! The five strangers each have a point of view in the story, but there is one more POV that I found so intriguing! The River. It got to speak to the reader about what it was doing, what it wanted.
The five strangers each give the reader a chance to see what is happening in their lives, alternating chapters from each POV. These people are strangers, and yet their lives begin to intersect in little pieces here and there, then a little more, and more. It created an all-consuming story that I absolutely could not put down!
This flood is absolutely horrific, and the terrors just don’t stop coming as one thing after another happens. The writing was wonderful, drawing the scenes in my mind in a way that made me forget my surroundings and focus solely on the story.
I loved the addition of the River’s perspective. A river is not a character, and yet in this story, it truly was. Reading about the river’s thoughts and anger brought life to the body of water. I loved it!
The story was fascinating. In the beginning, I was intrigued by these separate characters and what they were each doing. Then, as they started to bump into one another, I was sucked into what was going on! There was only one conclusion to one character’s story that I was a bit confused by. There is a paranormal element that didn’t quite fit with the rest of the story. It was still interesting, it just felt like it didn’t flow with the rest of what was happening.
Overall, I thought this was an exciting story that kept me glued to the book. The writing was great, and the storytelling was excellent!
To Read or Not To Read:
I would recommend