Daniel and Vanessa Parker are an American success story. He is a Washington, DC, power broker, and she is a physician with a thriving practice. But behind the gilded façade, their marriage is a shambles, and their teenage son, Quentin, is self-destructing.
In desperation, Daniel dusts off a long-delayed dream – a sailing trip around the world. Little does he know, the voyage he hopes will save them may destroy them instead.
Half a world away on the lawless coast of Somalia, Ismail Adan Ibrahim is living a life of crime in violation of everything he was raised to believe – except for the love and loyalty driving him to hijack ships for ransom and plot the rescue of his sister, Yasmin, from the man who murdered their father. There is nothing he will not do to save her, even if it means taking innocent lives.
Paul Derrick is the FBI’s top hostage negotiator. His twin sister, Megan, is a celebrated defense attorney. They have reached the summit of their careers by savvy, grit, and a secret determination to escape the memory of the day their family died. When Paul is dispatched to handle a hostage crisis at sea, he has no idea how far it will take him and Megan into the past – or the chance it will give them to redeem the future.
Across continents and oceans, through storms and civil wars, the paths of these individuals converge in a single, explosive moment. It is a moment that will test them and break them, but it will also leave behind an unexpected glimmer of hope – that out of the ashes of tragedy and misfortune, the seeds of justice and reconciliation can grow.
Have you ever read a story that grips you and refuses to let go? One that draws you in so deep that you are afraid that you are drowning? This is that type of story.
I was hesitant at first to read this book due to the nature of the characters. Not wanting to cast an unfavorable light on any of the story, because I needed to review it, I dug in and was shaken to the core at the depth of this incredible story.
The characters are deep, so very deep, and so well written that by the end I felt like I had known them for my entire life. They were friends, and enemies that I had grown up knowing. I was shaken to the center of my being by the ebb and flow of the words.
This is a story that will be ever present in my mind. There has never been a story that made me see another human as clearly as I did in this book. The struggles were hard, the emotions were harder. I wanted to lay the book aside and never pick it up again because I was so angry, but then I was drawn back in due to the unanswered questions that I had. My emotions were in turmoil, as much or more than the characters.
This book is an incredible book that I now know to be one that takes real life and spins it into a story that anyone can comprehend. I am so pleased to be able to read this book and if you are looking to be led away on a treacherous journey, this is the book to read. You will not be the same person when you are finished. The Tears of Dark Water will change you forever.
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In His Grace.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the TNZ Fiction Guild blogger review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
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