Burying Water

Burying Water : A Novel

4.14 (15,650 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.14 (15,650 ratings by Goodreads)

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Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives-but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to "Jane Doe" for another day, the woman renames herself "Water" for the tiny, hidden marking on her body-the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbour, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won't Ginny let him step foot on her property? And whydoes Water feel she recognizes him?

Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn't know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she'll stay so much safer-and happier-that way. And that's why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.

The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 135 x 210 x 28mm | 362g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1476774188
  • 9781476774183
  • 145,742

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"Another addictive triumph for the impressively prosaic Tucker." * Globe and Mail * "Tucker deftly steers the damsel-in-(serious, nearly fatal, possibly mob-related)-distress-rescued-by-a-knight-in-shining armor storyline, making these star-crossed lovers compelling. A sexy romantic, gangster-tinged page-turner." * Kirkus Reviews * "Unique, engrossing, and heartbreaking. Burying Water is a mesmerizing read that will keep you captivated until the very last page." -- Rachel Van Dyken * #1 New York Times bestselling author * "Dark, ominous, and sexy...compelling from beginning to end." -- Laura Kaye * New York Times bestselling author * "Emotionally haunting. Richly evocative. Dangerously sexy. A stirring story of resilience, courage and the healing power of love." * Vilma's Book Blog * "Lush, atmospheric, and addictive, with a romance that sizzles. Guard your heart." -- Amber Hart * author of Before You on Five Ways to Fall * "You'll only need one reason to fall in love with K.A.Tucker." -- Jennifer L. Armentrout * #1 New York Times bestselling author on Five Ways to Fall * "This is a fun, flirty, super sexy love story that offers all of the best of opposites attracting. K.A. Tucker's writing is engaging, witty, and endearing just like her characters." -- Jay Crownover * New York Times bestselling author on Five Ways to Fall *
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About K.A. Tucker

K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge. She is the bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series and the novels He Will Be My Ruin, Until It Fades, Keep Her Safe, and The Simple Wild. She currently resides in a quaint town outside Toronto with her husband and two beautiful girls.
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Rating details

15,650 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 42% (6,503)
4 38% (5,894)
3 16% (2,487)
2 3% (540)
1 1% (226)

Our customer reviews

I wanted to read this one because I loved Tucker's other series-- her writing, emotional depth and characters. So it was a no brainer when I saw that she was writing a new series, I knew I had to try it. I have read a lot of the memory loss books this year, but I am still not tired of them and this one gives its own spin to the idea. It is dual narrative and I like the voice of both Jessie and Jane Doe/Water. She is such a fighter and I admire her strength in the face of huge physical ailments as well not knowing her name, anything about her life, or why or who could have hurt her so badly. I really appreciated how her doctor and nurse as well as a patient who roomed with her at one point all rallied around her, and gave her options when she is finally released from hospital and has no where to go. They took her as a member of the family and hooked her up with a woman who is older, eccentric, but also had a similar history and understood how being broken could effect every aspect. I liked Jesse too, he is a great mechanic. Through his roomate he is hooked up with a job and also gets in with a Russian business partner. With a lot of chance he meets what he later figures out is a completely off limits woman that he finds so intriguing and can't seem to leave alone. There are hints of romance but the majority of the first half it is mostly setting up the characters, the intertwined nature of how they know each other. I raced towards the end knowing that I would see how everything came together and finally see some of the scenes that the beginning only alludes to. Now this book has some cheating. But I will use that in a loose sense because if you are in a relationship where you are treated like that, but afraid, I could see the draw of being treated with respect and an almost reverance, and makes you realize all that you are missing out on. So, it was basically a non-issue. I liked the ending and how tied up everything felt, and this great hope for their future. I imagine that the others in this series will focus on another couple in this world, though I surely wouldn't mind getting Jessie and Water's story even more in depth. Bottom Line: Emotional story of a woman trying to regain her memory and her life and a man she can't resist.show more
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