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Head of Zeus
The Shimmer on the Water
The Shimmer on the Water: A completely unputdownable and full of emotion read by Marina McCarron

'A gripping story of the unravelling of a mother's secrets as her daughter searches for answers to a decades-old mystery of a local girl's disappearance. Evocative, suspenseful and beautifully written. I couldn't put it down.' Adrienne Chinn

'I was hooked from the very first page. The emotional layers of this beautifully written book are woven together seamlessly. Absolutely superb!' Clare Marchant

'An absolutely fascinating tale of a fractured family, and the hurts and secrets that they carry. McCarron's observations and characterizations are sublime.' Jenni Keer

A gripping and emotional story of family and the secrets we keep from the ones we love. For fans of Kristin Hannah and Delia Owens.

When you're lost sometimes the only way to look forward is to look back...

Three women. Two generations apart. One secret they share.

Maine, 1997. As the people of Fort Meadow Beach celebrate the Fourth of July, four-year-old Daisy Wright disappears and is never seen again.

Maine, Present Day. Fired from her job and heart-broken, Peyton Winchester moves back home for the summer. Bored and aimless, she finds a renewed sense of purpose when an ad for a journalism course reminds her of a path not taken. Returning to life in her hometown brings back all kinds of memories – including Daisy's vanishing when she was a young girl herself.

As Peyton begins her search for the truth, new discoveries begin to intertwine Daisy's past and her present with irreversible consequences.

Readers love The Shimmer on the Water:

'Magic... I felt like gnawing on my arm to get to the end! And what an ending it was. Loved it... Arresting book. Marina McCarron's writing has me absolutely hooked!' Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Wow what a fantastic read... A great story which will keep you gripped from the beginning. I really loved it and highly recommend this book.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Mesmerizing... Tons of family drama, and the disappearance of a little girl. Highly recommend!' Tara Leigh Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Riveting... A young girl who vanished, but it was also about a family with so many secrets... Captured my attention and reeled me in until the end... Amazing... Took me down a path with twist, turns, and unbelievable things happening.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'An incredible, dual timeline family saga. It kept me gripped the whole time... Eualla's story really pulled at my heart... I thoroughly enjoyed this book.' @thesapphiccelticbookworm, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Absolutely loved this book... A great read with strong characters and a fabulous story.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Intriguing... Great characters... Brilliantly interwoven. Highly recommended.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

'Loved it and will strongly recommend!' Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Head of Zeus, an Aria book * Historical Fiction
04 Aug 2022 * 464pp * £2.99 * 9781801104432
REVIEWS
'A gripping story of the unravelling of a mother's secrets as her daughter searches for answers to a decades-old mystery of a local girl's disappearance. Evocative, suspenseful and beautifully written. I couldn't put it down'
Adrienne Chinn
'I was hooked from the very first page. The emotional layers of this beautifully written book are woven together seamlessly. Absolutely superb!'
Clare Marchant
'An absolutely fascinating tale of a fractured family, and the hurts and secrets that they carry. McCarron's observations and characterizations are sublime'
Jenni Keer
Author
Marina McCarron
Marina McCarron
Marina McCarron was born in eastern Canada and studied in Ottawa and Vancouver before moving to England. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Publishing degree. She has worked as a reporter, a freelance writer, a columnist and a manuscript evaluator. She loves reading and traveling and has been to six of the seven continents. She gets her ideas for stories from strolling through new places and daydreaming. Her debut novel, The Time Between Us, came to her as she stood at Pointe du Hoc on a windy June day and asked the magical question, what if...?
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