The Secret Deep

The Secret Deep

3.65 (489 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.65 (489 ratings by Goodreads)

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When Aster wakes alone, stranded, on a tropical island, she has no idea what has happened, why she is there, or where to find her younger sister, Poppy. The answers lie in the secretive underwater world surrounding the desert island, populated by the beautiful and the unexpected...

Aster's last memories are blurred. All she can remember is being on a boat with her aunt and other members of the eco-village where she was sent to live after the death of her mother. But Sam, who once met the sisters on a plane, makes links between the mystery of their disappearance and suspicious happenings in his own life. Though Aster can't think clearly, she feels the answers to all of her questions may lie beneath the sea. But nothing can prepare her for the secrets and revelations that she will uncover in her search for her sister.In a stunning dual narrative, the truth unravels with devastating effect -- and the answer lies in the secret underwater world surrounding the desert island. The more Aster searches for Poppy, the more strange things she finds. There is a secret deep in the water. A secret with the potential to change medical history.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 145 x 211 x 28mm | 363g
  • English
  • 133856739X
  • 9781338567397

Review quote

"A thrilling and original science-fiction mystery that will surprise readers at every turn" - School Library Connection"An emotional journey of strength and grief set on a stunning island backdrop." - Booklist"With this atmospheric debut, Galvin skillfully captures Aster's surroundings, bringing the islands and deep waters to life while employing a fast-paced plot balanced among adventure, mystery, science fiction elements, and Aster's emotional struggle." - Publishers Weekly"A thrilling and original science-fiction mystery that will surprise readers at every turn." - School Library Journal"Galvin is a thrilling storyteller, untangling a dense plot in brief, suspenseful chapters, her prose almost trance-like ... an inventive and touching story, from a novice who writes like an old pro." -- Telegraph (UK)"This book turned out to be totally different than I expected and the author has taken a brave leap, mixing modern day sci-fi with myth, legends, mystery and adventure ... an adrenaline packed story that will have you hooked with its likeable characters and villains." -- Readingzone (UK)"This underwater sci-fi adventure manages to bridge the gap, with its empathetic heroine and compelling mystery." -- Press Association (UK)
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About Lindsay Galvin

Lindsay was lucky enough to be raised in a house of stories, music, and love of the sea. She left part of her heart underwater after living and working in Thailand where she spent hundreds of blissful hours scuba diving. Forced now to surface for breath, she lives in sight of the chillier Sussex sea with her husband and two sons. When she is not writing, she can be found reading, running or practicing yoga. She has a degree in English language and literature, is fascinated by psychology and the natural world, and teaches science. Lindsay hadn't written creatively since childhood until the idea for her debut novel The Secret Deep splashed into her mind, and now she's hooked.
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3.65 out of 5 stars
- 489 ratings
5 23% (114)
4 37% (183)
3 24% (119)
2 10% (51)
1 4% (22)
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