All the Salt in the Sea by Tammy L. Harrow

Book Genre Block - "General Fiction" Person holding book
Person in dark woods titled "Suspense"

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This is quite the fantastic story! It’s a great mix of emotion, suspense, action, and surprises, and I found myself unable to put it down!

We follow Abby who is on a trip to look for a friend of her grandmother’s. She is stepping away from a terrible husband, so the story has a really emotional aspect as the reader learns more about her marriage and husband. Finding her grandmother’s friend takes Abby on a journey to find the strength to leave her husband. When she heads home, things go sideways, and this turns from an emotional growth story into quite the action-packed story of suspense!

I really found myself dropped into this story. The author’s descriptions bring things to life, and I felt like I was there eating the food and looking at the horizon. There are quite a few fascinating locations that the MC visits, and I found myself pausing the read to quickly look something up because I was so intrigued!

I thought this was a fast-paced story that was quite difficult to put down. It slowed a little at just one point in the middle, but then picked back up, and kept going! It’s a great mixture of character growth and suspense, and I would recommend it for readers that are interested in that!

Where to Find This Book:

Amazon ~ Goodreads

In her first year of medical school, Abby West’s goals for the future were derailed by an unexpected pregnancy. Reluctantly, she discarded her dream of becoming a physician in favor of being a wife to one.

Nineteen years later, Abby discovers her powerful, well-connected husband has been keeping a secret—an eight-year-old son from an old affair. Devastated by the betrayal, she flees to her grandmother’s hometown on the Amalfi coast.

There, Abby meets Daniel Quinn, a former American soldier turned photographer. As she travels across Europe with him, she begins to imagine a new life, one without a controlling and unfaithful husband.

Empowered by a newfound sense of freedom and courage, Abby returns to St. Augustine to settle things with her husband. But nothing goes as planned, and what awaits may very well destroy her.

Just the Facts:

All the Salt in the Sea by Tammy L. Harrow
Genre: General Fiction
Publisher: Red Adept
Pub Date: January 11, 2022

Tammy Harrow is an international solo traveler, writer, and photographer. She’s spent much of her life in the publishing industry, the first half in newspapers and more recently working for various Florida magazines.

Every couple of months, she escapes to a new city or country in search of adventure. Along the way, she often finds interesting stories to share with the world.

With dreams of domestication and finding satisfaction within the continental US, she and her husband recently bought a commercial high-top van named Vincent Van Gogh. They’re in the process of converting it into a campervan for cross country travel.

Tammy’s work has appeared in Woman’s Day, Budget Travel, Social, and Old City Life magazines, Bacopa Literary Review, and on CNN, MSNBC, and National Geographic. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland.

Tammy lives in historic downtown Saint Augustine, Florida, with her husband, two freeloading cats, and one disobedient dog. Her three children have flown the nest but still visit frequently.

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