Dead in the Water by Simon Bower

 

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About The Book

Was it murder, suicide or an accident? Who will be next to die?
Six international friends all appear to be successful, albeit to different levels. A human rights’ lawyer, an IT geek, a businessman, a waitress, a phone guy and a physiotherapist. None of them are known to the police.
One of them must know what happened that fateful night on the catamaran.
Agent Georges Fournier is assigned the case in the French resort town near Antibes. He’s short on time, with a growing health problem and a District Attorney who just wants the case closed as accidental. But he’s not letting go.
Chrissie is a single mother and respected flight attendant in New York. When she finds out who her father is, she’s ecstatic and wants to meet him.
But within a week she’d wish she’d never known.


My Thoughts

This is not just one story, it’s the lives of real people, with their own faults and problems, don’t wait to like them or sometimes understand their motives, people tend to be impulsive (I am sure that you are aware of it!) so be prepared for a mystery with twists but real.
With a lot of characters (in the beginning was a little bit difficult to follow their stories) and travelling from past to present on the story, it felt a little bit confusing to understand what was happening; but when you enter to the story you can not put it down!
This fast-paced mystery is twisted and different, I didn’t like all the characters, but I think this was the intention of the author, all of them seem to be toxic on some levels. Being involved in a “murder” is not something that should surprise the police, even if none of them had any police records, all of them have a motive to kill. Of course, you will have to read the book to discover the truth!
Ready for a twisted story full of toxic and ambitious characters?


About The Author

Simon Bower is a British and Canadian author born in Berkshire in 1973. Since 1998, he’s adopted a global lifestyle, setting up home at times in Europe, Africa and North America. In 2016 Simon turned to writing full time, which led to his first published work, Dead in the Water, being released in paperback and eBook by Middle Farm Press in 2018. Simon currently lives in France, near the Swiss border, where his young family, mountains, acrylic paint and sharpened skis keep him in regular
mischief.