Found Near Water – Kathryn Hayton – 3 stars

Thank you to Netgalley for an ARC of Found Near Water in return for an honest review. A harrowing tale of mothers affected by the death or disappearance of their children, this book focuses on members of a support group set up by Christine, who now works in Victim Support after she could no longer face her job as a psychiatrist. The book is interspersed with the stories of the women and what happened to them, it is in these stories that the strength of the book lies. I found the rest of the book less compelling to read and struggled to find a connection to Christine, I found her quite cold and lacking in empathy, although the reasons for this are addressed later on in the book. As I said it is the women’s stories that are weaved into the book that compel you to read on. I would have liked this part to have been developed further which may have upped my rating to a four star, I have given it 3 as I found it hard to make a connection with the main character and would have liked more insight into the back stories of the women involved which would again have provided me with the connection I was looking for

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