The Tears of Dark Water book review

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Tears of Dark Water book review and #giveaway #FCevents
My copy of The Tears of Dark Water arrived just in time for the End of Summer giveaway hop. Thanks to Family Christian, one lucky reader will receive a copy of this book that releases on September 17, 2015!

When Washington, D.C., power broker Daniel Parker and his family embark on a round-the-world sailing trip, they’re sure they’ll survive the dangers of the open ocean—until they’re captured by Somali pirate Ismail Adan Ibrahim. FBI negotiator Paul Derrick is dispatched to handle the crisis. As their paths converge, will the seeds of justice and reconciliation grow?

This story starts out feeling like a life of privilege. How many of us get to sail away into the sunset on a yacht? Who gets a fabulous house purchased for them by their parents?! Although Daniel’s family certainly enjoys an affluent lifestyle, their broken family doesn’t align with the shiny exterior. The ship is aptly named the Renaissance, as it was hoped to signal a new beginning for the family. My husband and I love to watch political thrillers and dramas. The Tears of Dark Water had a similar feel; it reminded me of some of my favorite TV shows. As in many shows, the characters of this book are all highly successful in their respective fields. There are mentions of adult content (alcohol, romance, and the like) but it’s fairly clean overall. The deeper messages of social issues, steeped with symbolism and family dysfunction, were raised by this book. I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to see it become a movie at some point!

The strongest chord that resonated with me from The Tears of Dark Water seemed to be Quentin’s heartache. As a mother, I felt the need to reach out and give him a hug. On the cusp of manhood yet still so desperately young, Quentin was lost in his own head. I felt like the voyage was his second chance. It was hard to read about so much turmoil ruining it for him. Is it possible that God can work good from something so terrible as piracy and tragedy?

Family Christian is giving one lucky reader a copy of this book. US readers ages 18+ are eligible; void where prohibited by law. Enter through the giveaway form below. Good luck!

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Comments

  1. Sherry Compton says:

    The spicy chicken sounds good to me.

  2. The big tex tender sandwich looks great, I’d love to try that.

  3. I’d like to try the Sweet & Spicy Boneless Wings.

  4. Robin Abrams says:

    I would love to try their honey buttered biscuits. They look so good

  5. I’d love to try the Fried Okra

  6. I’d love to try the boneless wings! They sound fabulous!

  7. I would love to try the Original Chicken. Not too spicy.

  8. I’d love to try the Honey Butter Biscuits.

  9. Charles Bradshaw says:

    Give me original chicken all day long! I love it.

  10. Susan Christy says:

    I want to try the Spicy Chicken.

  11. The cover is so compelling. It drew me in immediately.

    I’ll be honest…there’s a part of me wondering why in the world they would go anywhere near where the Somali pirates are. I’m hoping it’s a really good read.

  12. Kelly Nicholson says:

    ok..dark water looks good,and go does some chicken wings…feel like im lost on this blog,but i can roll with it

  13. beth shepherd says:

    This looks like a great read. Thank you!

  14. I loved both his previous novels and can’t wait to read this one

  15. Tracie Cooper says:

    I would love to try the Spicy Chicken!

  16. Tracie Cooper says:

    I would love to read this book with my bestie!

  17. Brittney House says:

    This looks like a good read!

  18. like the cover the book, looks like it would be interesting

  19. lori mccracken says:

    The book sounds interesting, definitely going on my “to read” list!

  20. breanna pollard says:

    I’m for sure putting this on my to read list.

  21. I’ve always like the thought of an around the world sailing adventure with my family so this sounds great. Although the pirate hijacking might change my mind 🙂

  22. michelle k. says:

    Sounds like a real thriller

  23. Robin Abrams says:

    This book sounds interesting. I will be reading it for sure.

  24. Ashley Chassereau Parks says:

    This sounds very interesting… I think my hubby may like to read it as well. 🙂

  25. Nataile Brown says:

    I love stories of people and families overcoming difficult events. There’s so much to learn from them, especially when all a person is left with is their Faith. Thank-you for this intriguing chance. 🙂

  26. Sounds like a good book to read

  27. sounds like a good one would love to check it out!

  28. Laurie Nykaza says:

    Sounds like a good book love to read it!

  29. Laurie Emerson says:

    This is exactly the kind of book I love reading. Plenty of adventure in it.

  30. This sounds very interesting

  31. Shakeia Rieux says:

    This looks like a book i would be very interested in reading

  32. I love adventure books, this looks like exactly my type of book!

  33. I like books about police stories and FBI negotiators. I recommend this to all readers.

  34. Elizabeth Ray says:

    Modern day pirates hmm? Gee,maybe I’ll take a plane!

  35. Sandra Watts says:

    I think the book sounds quite captivating. I would love to read it.

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