Blue Tide Rising by Clare Stevens – Book Review

Blue Tide Rising by Clare Stevens – Book Review

Blue Tide Rising by Clare Stevens

Blue Tide Rising

Author – Clare Stevens
Publisher – Inspired Quill
Pages – 418
Released – 15th March 2020
ISBN-13 – 978-1908600813
Format – ebook, paperback
Review by – Ed
Rating – 4 Stars
I received a free copy of this book.
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Diazepam-fogged Amy isn’t the best person to investigate an unexplained death, but she’s the only one Jay can get through to.

On the run from her troubled past and controlling older (ex) lover, she winds up on a Welsh eco farm where she starts to rebuild her life, grounded by the earth and healed by the salt air.

But it isn’t just her inner self that she manages to uncover. There are living ghosts at Môr Tawel, and they’re as loud as the waters crashing over the shingle on the beach.

Amy’s new life has just started, and she’s already running out of time.

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Clare Stevens’ novel Blue Tide Rising starts with the young female protagonist Amy walking down Belmoral Street in a slum section of Manchester, England. Amy was forced into the slums after the miscarriage of her baby. Most of her days were spent in a stupor from alcohol or the drug diazepam for her anxiety. She only left her attic flat occasionally to get a free welfare meal.

In the middle of one night she awakes under the influence of the diazepam and there is a beautiful man in her room named Jay. The way he talks to her leads her to believe that he is a social worker. Over the next few months she sometimes wakes up in a drug stupor in the middle of the night to find him in her room. He gets her talking about her life and how it all went sour, and then coaches her how to find her real self again.

The novel then goes into Amy Blue’s backstory and how her life fell apart. When her life moves forward, the plot turns more pleasant, eerie, and mysterious all at the same time. I don’t want to give too much away. After I finished the novel, the Covid-19 virus was at its worst in my area of America and I got waylaid from writing this book review. I reread the key scenes in the novel and thoroughly enjoyed reading them again before writing this review.

The plot was excellently crafted, and the novel was expertly edited. It expressed tension, uncertainty; and feelings of inadequacy, triumph, and mystery. I thoroughly enjoyed it—twice. I do highly recommend it for romantic, paranormal, and mystery novel enthusiasts.

Book Reviewer – Ed

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10 Responses

  1. Kathy West says:

    Great review

  2. Oh, I think I would enjoy this. Thanks for putting it on my radar.

  3. Love, Sawyer says:

    Great review! This sounds like a wonderful summer time read.

  4. DJ Sakata says:

    This one sounds rather unusual and intriguing – excellent reviewing!

  5. Nadene says:

    You have me curious about this one.

  6. Haven’t heard of this one.

  7. Ashleigh says:

    I’m very intrigued , great review

  8. Bianca says:

    Great review! It sounds very interesting

  9. Gayathri says:

    Great plot and a wonderful review, as per your usual.

  10. Robin Loves Reading says:

    I love books that demand a re-read.