Monday, March 28, 2011

Surfacing, by Catherine Chisnall

SurfacingOnce again we meet up with Emily and Jamie, who are now dealing with continued consequences of their clandestine affair.  At first, Emily is determined to deal with it alone, with some help from very good friends.  But an accidental meeting with Jamie brings the truth crashing down around everyone.  Emily knows she will not have a happy life with Jamie, but she wonders, will she ever find happiness at all?

In this fantastic sequel to Descending, Chisnall continues Emily's heartbreaking journey.  The reader knows from the first few moments of the book what exactly Emily is facing, and you can not help but feel for her.  I felt like I got to know Emily even better in this book than the first book.  Her situation is one that quite a few women face, and the reader can not help but empathize with her.

Jamie, on the other hand, becomes less and less likable as their story continues.  I found myself wanting to punch him.  Only a good book can elicit such an emotional reaction.  We desperately want a happy ending for Emily, and we know Jamie can never give it to her.

So, if you want to read another fantastic book, that strikes a chord, read this book, and see for yourself if Emily finds her own happiness.


A review copy of this book was provided by the publisher.