Sheerwater by Leah Swann
Authors
Leah Swann
ISBN
9781460758632
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Paperback
 
 

Emotional, powerful, unforgettable. From a stunning new literary talent, you won't be able to put down this novel about a mother's love for her children - it will break your heart.

Ava and her two young sons, Max and Teddy, are driving to their new home in Sheerwater, hopeful of making a fresh start in a new town, although Ava can't help but keep looking over her shoulder. They're almost at their destination when they witness a shocking accident - a light plane crashing in the field next to the road. Ava stops to help, but when she gets back to the car, she realises that somehow, among the smoke, fire and confusion, her sons have gone missing ...

From a substantial new Australian writing talent, Sheerwater is tense, emotional, unforgettable. Perfect for readers of Mark Brandi's Wimmera and Stephanie Bishop's The Other Side of the World, this is a beautifully written, propulsive, gut-wrenching and unputdownable novel - an aching, powerful story of the heroic acts we are capable of in the name of love.
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Emotional, powerful, unforgettable. From a stunning new literary talent, you won't be able to put down this novel about a mother's love for her children - it will break your heart.

Ava and her two young sons, Max and Teddy, are driving to their new home in Sheerwater, hopeful of making a fresh start in a new town, although Ava can't help but keep looking over her shoulder. They're almost at their destination when they witness a shocking accident - a light plane crashing in the field next to the road. Ava stops to help, but when she gets back to the car, she realises that somehow, among the smoke, fire and confusion, her sons have gone missing ...

From a substantial new Australian writing talent, Sheerwater is tense, emotional, unforgettable. Perfect for readers of Mark Brandi's Wimmera and Stephanie Bishop's The Other Side of the World, this is a beautifully written, propulsive, gut-wrenching and unputdownable novel - an aching, powerful story of the heroic acts we are capable of in the name of love.
ISBN:
9781460758632
Publication Date:
23 / 03 / 2020
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Sheerwater follows the story of Ava who is trying to escape her exhusband and start a new life with her two sons. However things don't go as planned and Ava has to decide just how far she will go to get the new life she wants. Prepare for a gut-wrenching, emotional read. A book that you won't want to put down. - Katelyn (QBD)
, 02/04/2020
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"Sheerwater" is a gripping Australian drama which is equally as compelling as it is heartbreaking. Ava and her two sons have fled an abusive relationship in hopes to enjoy a life along the water. However, on their drive to Sheerwater the unthinkable happens to Ava and her sons. It's a story of the relentless power of a mother's love during a time of emotional turmoil. - Maddie (QBD)
, 02/04/2020
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Sheerwater starts with an act of selflessness and ends with a visceral attack on your senses. What starts as an act of protection comes to haunt Ava as everyone around her comes to question everything she holds dear, her mental state and her wellbeing. A small town that should have been a refuge for her and her two small sons, quickly becomes everyones most dreaded nightmare. - Nathan (QBD)
, 02/04/2020
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Imagine leaving your life behind and taking your kids to protect them. Imagine that things don't work out properly no matter how hard you planned. What if your children vanished?...... This gripping read will have you understanding how hard life can be in an abusive relationship, and the strength it takes to start over whilst always watching your back - David (QBD)
, 02/04/2020
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Faced with a parent's worst nightmare of their children going missing, Sheerwater is a gripping tale of emotional turmoil that won't let you go until the very last page. - Amanda (QBD)
, 02/04/2020
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A psychological thriller, guaranteed to pull you in and refuse to let go, Sheer Water is a novelisation of a mother's worst fears. Full of intrigue, twists and turns, this tale of kidnapping, domestic violence and a mothers struggle to retrieve her babies, it will leave you shaken to your very core before hitting its gutwrenching finale. - Natasha (QBD)
, 01/04/2020
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This debut from an Aussie author properly took my breath away. The story was tense, relentless and also beautifully written. AND THE ENDING. My poor heart. Read it to find out. - Amy (QBD)
, 01/04/2020
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I read this book from cover to cover in one sitting... It was haunting and compelling, beautifully emotional, tense and gripping - everything you could want! From the first word you will feel the urgency for the story to reach it's conclusion! Highly recommended for readers who want to get lost in a truly extraordinary novel. - Chelsea (QBD)
, 01/04/2020
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Some novels pull you deep, drawing you in to a gut-wrenching tide of emotion, as you lose yourself in their ebb and flow. This is one of those novels. What begins as a mystery of two, missing children develops into a deep look at relationships, fear, abuse, and a mother's love for her children. Prepare to be swept away by the sheer beauty of 'Sheerwater'. - Alyssa (QBD)
, 01/04/2020
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Running from the life she once had Ava is looking ahead to a fresh start with her two young boys. On the road to their new life they witness a small plane crash, Ava despite her worries runs to help those injured, in the chaos Ava's boys go missing. A gripping and emotional read perfect for fans of Peter Watt and Mark Brandi. - Caitlyn (QBD)
, 01/04/2020
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A mother's love knows no boundaries & a fighter will never give up to get back what they love. Courageous Ava escapes an abusive relationship to start a new life with her boys in beautiful Sheerwater. Witnessing a terrible accident, Ava runs to help only to find when she returns that her boys are missing. Swann delivers a breathtaking read that once you start you won't be able to stop. - Jodie (QBD)
, 01/04/2020
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A mystery debut encompassing a mothers journey to find her kidnapped sons. I loved the Australian elements and also the added Aborignal spirit in this story. - Yvonne (QBD)
, 01/04/2020
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Thought provoking and emotionally charged, this book will stay with you long after you've read the last page. Skillfully told from the perspectives of alternating characters, this page-turner punches home that there is always multiple sides to every story. - Alison (QBD)
, 01/04/2020
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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, deviod of the only important people in her life; her 2 sons, and Sheerwater becomes a tradegy. A heart wrenching tale of mothers love, Sheerwater's hauntingly beautiful story lingers within you. - Kale (QBD)
, 31/03/2020
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Get the tissue box ready. Australian author Leah Swann makes a gut-wrenching debut with crime-thriller Sheerwater. When Ava and her two sons witness a nearby plane crash en-route to their new home, Ava offers help. What she returns to is every parent's nightmare. The boys are missing. No trace. No sound. Join readers on this haunting journey where a mother's commitment is pushed in every way! - Kaitlin (QBD)
, 31/03/2020
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This beautifully written debut novel by Leah Swann, will keep you holding your breath. A heart-stopping moment, a Mothers worst nightmare, her boys...simply gone. Ava's desperate search and emotional struggle to find her children, to protect them from harm, to re-build their lives, and escape the life she never expected to have to run from. What evolves, will shatter them and leave you gasping. - Melanie (QBD)
, 31/03/2020
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Ava has made the decision. She will take her children away, somewhere safe and away from prying eyes. But has she left the frying pan for the fire? Danger is closer than she thinks and she should be afraid. - Kylie (QBD)
, 31/03/2020
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An unforgettable story of a mother's love and the lengths you will go to keep your children safe. When a light plane crashes, Ava is one of the first to the scene to assist. When she gets back to the car, her children are gone. Where did they go? Did someone take them? A thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat till the very last page. - Julie (QBD)
, 31/03/2020
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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. Seen thru 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)
, 31/03/2020
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Leah Swann takes us on a whirlwind of a journey as we accompany Ava who is making a fresh start to Sheerwater. But then her sons go missing. This is a genuinely heart-breaking read, one that you won't want to put down. Lovers of Australian writers will love this too. I cannot recommend this enough. - Justine (QBD)
, 29/03/2020
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In a civilised world, most people would gladly go to the aid of someone else. But when it backfires on you, it makes you question everything. Ava stops to help when a light plane crashes. She leaves her sons in the car. When she returns , they are gone. A great crime thriller set over three days. Beautifully written and one of those books you won't want to put down once you start. - Peter (QBD)
, 28/03/2020
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Sheerwater is the story of a Victorian mother tracking down her two young boys after they go missing from her car whilst she responds to a light plane crash. This novel depicts the truth of domestic violence in a very real and emotional way, my heart was racing from start to finish. The book is so important and doesn't shy away from the raw pain domestic violence creates. - Eleanor (QBD)
, 27/03/2020
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Sheerwater is a hauntingly beautiful and heartbreaking tale about love,loss , and just how far a mother is willing to go for her children. This book is stunning. - Catherine (QBD)
, 26/03/2020
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Sheerwater grips us to see the lengths a parent would go to get their children back. As Ava journeys towards a fresh start with her two boys they witness a light plane crash. She reacts in the moment and pulls over to help however amongst all the confusion, Ava feels an aching shock of her own as her sons go missing. Swann creates a powerful atmosphere of emotions twisted in this emotional read. - Carmen (QBD)
, 26/03/2020
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An emotional, heartbreaking and unforgettable novel that way stay with you long after reading. Following Ava and her two sons - they plan to start a new life away from the turmoil and abuse of her soon to be ex husband. Unfortunately life has another plan and Ava finds out just what she is willing to do for love and for their future. - Tricia (QBD)
, 25/03/2020
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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 out it down! - Megan (QBD)
, 16/03/2020
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Ava (after leaving her abusive husband), has taken her two sons to start fresh in Sheerwater. After witnessing a small plane crash, Ava leaves the two boys in the car to help the victims. When she returns, she finds both boys gone. Descriptive story-telling that will captivate and heartbreak. This is a beautifully written and poignant novel reflecting recent traumas relating to domestic violence. - Stacey (QBD)
, 03/03/2020

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