— What comes after the moment that forever changes your life? This question haunts Julia Bechtel, Noah Prine, and Kim Collela, the only survivors of a terrible boating accident that claims the lives of nine other people off the coast of Maine. —
— Julia, a 40-year-old wife and mother, has always taken the path of least resis... more »tance. Feeling strangely connected to Noah, the divorced, brooding lobsterman who helped save her life, Julia begins to explore the unique possibilities offered by the quiet island of Big Sawyer, Maine. Suddenly, things that once seemed critical lose significance, and things that seemed inconsequential take on a whole new importance. With each passing moment, each new discovery, Julia grows more sure that after coming face to face with death, she must have more from life.
Julia, a 40-year-old wife and mother, survives a boating incident that claims nine other lives. As the police investigate the accident, she begins to question what really happened. Narrator Linda Emond depicts Julia's search for meaning with tones of angst and suppressed anger that change to notes of confidence as Julia comes into her own. Noah, another survivor, becomes a close ally and friend. With wonderful vocal range, Emond depicts Noah and Julia's attraction. Tension builds when the accident turns into a murder investigation. Tight pacing, realistic family portrayals, and deft narration make this compelling romantic suspense. -- AudioFile