Review: BURYING WATER by K.A. Tucker

By K.A. Tucker
Release Date: October 7th 2014
Publisher: Atria
IBSN: 1476774188 
Paperback, 368 pages
Source: Net Galley
Rating:  ♥♥♥♥♥

The top-selling, beloved indie author of Ten Tiny Breaths returns with a new romance about a young woman who loses her memory—and the man who knows that the only way to protect her is to stay away.

Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?

Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.

The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.

My Thoughts: 
I just finished reading BURYING WATER by K.A. Tucker and am beyond amazed at how utterly compelling this book was.  K.A. Tucker has outdone herself with this new series opener, further cementing her status as a top notch author who only gets better with each passing novel.

BURYING WATER is unlike any of K.A. Tucker's preceding novels. It begins with a horrific start then slowly unfolds into an unraveling mystery told in two separate POV's. I was instantly drawn into this story from the start, eager to uncover the mystery of "Jane Doe" and how her story intersected with the enigmatic Jesse. Each well paced chapter reveals another piece of the puzzle and although the end result was not a complete surprise I could not stop reading this book until it's ultimate conclusion and what I witnessed was mind blowing, intense and insanely romantic. 

Jane Doe/Water is one of the main characters in this novel. Left for dead and awakens with no memory of her past she must start life anew and slowly moves forward with the help of some new friends. Despite her memory loss she finds herself strangely attracted to a handsome stranger that she feels that she knows somehow, but how can that be when she can't remember anything.  In comes Jesse the other main character whom Is a bit of a mystery himself. Son of a the local sheriff with a bit of a past and he cannot seem to stay away from the beautiful stranger that does not seem to know him. That fact is a relief for him and as their mutual stories unfold and come to light you will understand why and it makes you adore Jesse more than you could know. 

Besides having two entrancing main characters that keep you riveted to each page BURYING WATER also has a very memorable and endearing cast of characters that help round out this story and give it a bit of heart that you cannot easily forget. Ginny is the most memorable of these characters and her story makes my heart ache and I enjoyed seeing her slowly come around and change. It reinforced the idea of second chances and hope that this novel seemed to have at it's core. 

Fans of K.A. Tucker's will be blown away by this new novel. It is raw, intense and at moments shocking but it is also a story of second chances, hope and love. I guarantee that you will be drawn into this story from the very beginning and will be left clamoring for more.


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  2. Unfortunately this one just wasn't working for me...
    Maybe I'm still hung up on my last read, but I don't really think that's it. It's not that it was bad, just that the whole 'mystery' was revealed way to early, there was no suspense.Everything felt too predictable, so I could find to energy to keep trudging forward.
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