Sheerwater by Leah Swann

Lee and Vic weren’t the only ones to love Sheerwater by Leah Swann… Here is a book review from the QBD crew:

This is my book of the year. Ava and her two young sons are driving to a new life in Sheerwater. But along the way, they witness a light plane crash and Ava rushes to help only to return to the car to discover her boys are missing. Told through the perspective of four of the key players, the last 90 pages are unputdownable. This is a book that stays with you long after you’ve read the final word.

– Melanie, QBD Marion

Ava and her two sons are hoping for a new beginning in Sheerwater, a small Victorian town. On the way, they witness a plane crash. Ava goes to help, but returning to her car realises her boys are missing. What begins as a mystery ends in an emotional commentary on relationships, domestic violence and revenge. Leah Swann’s debut has a sense of urgency and pace you won’t be able to put it down!

– Megan, QBD Traralgon

Sheerwater was supposed to be a fresh start for Ava. Sheerwater was supposed to let her get away from HIM. But when Ava stops to rescue a family from a plane wreck, she returns to an empty car, devoid of the only important people in her life; her two sons and Sheerwater becomes a tragedy. A heart-wrenching tale of a mothers love, Sheerwater’s hauntingly beautiful story lingers within you.

– Kale, QBD Brisbane City


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