Who Can You Trust?
Afloat isn’t the genre that I would typically choose, but the description and trailer intrigued me. While I was thinking about what I would write about Afloat, I was telling my husband about it and compared it to some of Frank Peretti’s books.
Eagle's Talon is a new housing development that is built directly on the water. Although many of the buildings aren't finished, Building 12 is and has residents living in four of its eight units. Without warning a beautiful day is fractured with death and destruction when a crane suddenly collapses; leaving the people within the cove of Eagle's Talon trying to figure out what happened to cause the crane to collapse. Was it an accident or something more sinister? Is anyone safe?
Vance Nolan is the architect who dreamed up and designed Eagle’s Talon. His plan was for it to become housing for low income people, but when he couldn’t secure the funding needed for the project an acquaintance suggested he talk to Tony Dean. As a final try to bring his dream to fruition he successfully proposed his idea to the developer.
Tony Dean is a man not to be trifled with. His money commands respect, but the man must have control over everything within his reach. No matter the cost to him or others. When the crane collapses he wants to assign blame, without an investigation, and orders Vance to do the dirty work. Vance wants to learn the truth and to keep everyone safe. The construction workers were sent home, but not everyone made it across the isthmus before the heavy rains and flooding cut Eagle’s Talon off from the land.
Danielle Clement, a widow and single mother lives in Building 12 with her 5 year-old son. She was hired by Tony Dean to show and sell units to perspective buyers. When the crane hits their balcony and Danielle, and her son, Simeon, fall into the water, Simeon notices some strange lights. What are they?
Zeke Hammond is a blind man with a message for Vance. He and his dog Ziggy join the group and try to help in any way possible. As darkness falls and the power fails, will people listen to Vance and his message that all who stay will be safe, or will they follow Tony and his order that everyone would be safer if they leave? Will the truth come to light?
I enjoyed Afloat, and getting to know the characters, some I really liked (Vance, Danielle, and especially Simeon), as well as those that I didn’t (Tony). As the action began the pages kept turning and kept me on my toes, guessing what would happen next. Who, if anyone was to blame for the crane accident, and what was the connection between these people?
About the Book:
Who will you trust when dark waters rise?
Eagle’s Talon is an architectural marvel—shining residential units afloat in a protected cove of the gorgeous Rondeau River. The project is nearly complete, partially occupied, and ready to make investors rich when a sinkhole gives way. Then torrential rains and a flood leave a ragged collection of builders, investors, and residents stranded in one floating building, cut off from the rest of the world.
They’re bitterly divided over what to do next.
Architect Vance Nolan insists they should sit tight and wait for rescue. Developer Tony Dean wants to strike out into the darkness. And single mom Danielle Clement, desperate to protect her young son, Simeon, struggles to hold their motley band together.
Power failure, a pall of unnatural daytime darkness, explosions in the distance, then a murder ratchet tensions to a boiling point. But Danielle’s young son, Simeon, has spotted something strange underwater—beautiful, shifting lights in the dark water below.
In this watery world where everyone’s secrets will eventually come to light, salvation may mean more than just getting out alive.
Another stunning exploration of the human spirit and supernatural possibilities from best-selling author Erin Healy.
Erin Healy is the best-selling co-author of "Burn" and "Kiss" (with Ted Dekker) and an award-winning editor for numerous best-selling authors. She has received wide acclaim for her novels "Never Let You Go", "The Baker's Wife", "House of Mercy", and "Afloat". She and her family live in Colorado.
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