Still Water – Amy Stuart

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ARC requested through Netgalley, and kindly provided by Touchstone in exchange for an honest review.

This was a stellar follow-up to Amy Stuart's Still Mine. She knocked this one out of the park. Still Water read like fiction but with so much mystery surrounding tortured soul, Clare.

This story picked up not long after Still Mine ended. We found Clare on a new case, still in her bizarre work arrangement with the frustratingly secretive Malcolm. I had to keep putting aside my annoyance on his evasive techniques and instead focus on Clare and her search for the missing Sally and son, William.

Sally and Clare's stories intertwined so well together. The town of High River and all of the crazy secrets it held were the perfect backdrop for Clare's investigation. So many twists and jaw-drops along the way. Each "guess" I had along the way ended up being wrong. In addition to Clare's case, there were some very interesting developments around Malcolm and some breakthrough things that moved Clare's story to such an interesting point.

"It suited you to disappear into thin air"

Through Clare's steps to find Sally, the reader got to dive even further into her past and how she came to be in the situation she found herself in. I thought it was brilliant how the author was able to cast doubt in my mind over Clare's memories and how reliable they actually were, mirroring Clare's own doubts. So much that was left unanswered in the first book and for a good chunk of this book were revealed in a way that has me very hopeful that we will see another book in this series very soon. I won't give away any spoiler but will just say that the ending had me smiling and very excited to see what might happen next. It just goes to show how changing the narrative in your head can completely transform how you approach life.

Fantastic read.

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