Sunday, February 6, 2011

Learning to Swim: a novel By Sara J. Henry

I won this book from Goodreads as an ARC book.

Let me start out by saying that I LOVED this book!  I'm an avid mystery/crime reader, so this book was right up my alley.  The way that Ms. Henry allows her readers to really connect with her characters is amazing.  Without giving too many details away, I will try to review this without getting too excited!

Troy Chance is a female freelance writer who lives in Lake Placid, NY.  She was on a ferry to go visit a male friend, when she thought she witnessed a small child falling off or being thrown off another ferry going in the opposite direction. Without thinking, she immediately dove into the cold waters of Lake Champlain to potentially rescue this child, which she does successfully.  What comes next is a series of twists and turns that will keep a reader glued to this book. Troy finds the boy's (Paul) father, Phillipe, and goes about trying to solve the attempted murder by herself. Troy finds out that Paul and his mother, Phillipe's wife, were the victims of a kidnapping that had been kept out of the media for various reasons.  This leads to Troy's suspicion that someone who was close to the boy and his mother had been involved in the kidnapping/attempted murder of Paul. 

This is a fast-paced, intriguing and enjoyable read.  As I mentioned, the author has a talent for connecting her readers to the characters of this story.  I see that this is Ms. Henry's first novel; I am looking forward to reading more from this author.  I have nothing but good things to say about this book, and I would recommend it to everyone!!

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