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A poignant, thoughtful, and powerful standalone story from an author previously noted for his ‘Claymore Straker’ thriller series. There is most definitely a darkness to be found, some heart in mouth moments too, yet this centres on family, the things left unsaid and hidden. After the death of his father Ethan Schofield finds a manuscript detailing a life he didn’t know his father had experienced. It took a little while for me to settle in, to find my way, yet once I had, I found myself completely and utterly hooked. Two stories emerge and twist together… as Ethan finds his own life imploding, the manuscript travels alongside his story, revealing, testing, pushing. With his work as an engineer and scientist Paul E. Hardisty has travelled some of the worlds most remote areas, living with regimes and the chaos before war, all of his experience can be felt as the manuscript comes to vivid life. Turbulent Wake is moving, it caused me to ache deep inside, oh, and it is also a rather beautiful read too.
A stark, stunning and emotive new novel from the bestselling author of the Claymore Straker series.
Ethan Scofield returns to the place of his birth to bury his father. Hidden in one of the upstairs rooms of the old man's house he finds a strange manuscript, a collection of stories that seems to cover the whole of his father's turbulent life. As his own life starts to unravel, Ethan works his way through the manuscript, trying to find answers to the mysteries that have plagued him since he was a child. What happened to his little brother? Why was his mother taken from him? And why, in the end, when there was no one else left, did his own father push him away? Swinging from the coral cays of the Caribbean to the dangerous deserts of Yemen and the wild rivers of Africa, Turbulent Wake is a bewitching, powerful and deeply moving story of love and loss ... of the indelible damage we do to those closest to us and, ultimately, of the power of redemption in a time of change.
`This is a remarkably well-written, sophisticated novel in which the people and places, as well as frequent scenes of violent action, all come alive on the page...' Literary Review
Publication date: 16/05/2019
Publisher: Orenda Books
|Publication date:||16th May 2019|
|Author:||Paul. E Hardisty|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|