One minute Eddie was there. And the next he was gone.
Five years on, and it’s Elsie who’s lost. All she knows is the pain she feels. Pain that her twin Eddie’s body has never been found after that day on the beach.
Then she meets Tay; confident, cool and addicted to freediving. He says it’s too dangerous for her to join; it’s too dark, too scary, too deep. But what does he know?
He doesn’t know that being underwater is the only time Elsie doesn’t ache for her brother. That diving gives her flashbacks. And that uncovering the secrets of that day is the only way for Elsie to start breathing again.
The author, Sarah Alexander, wanted to write about the aftermath of a tragedy, more specifically the long terms effects of it. She pulls it off really well and you can see how even after years, Elsie’s family is so broken.
The characters deal with Eddie’s loss in their own separate ways, everyone silently blaming himself/herself for the accident.
I liked the characters and maybe it was because of their very real flaws.
I finished the book in about 2 days and it was gripping indeed. There are lots of unexpected twists and turns that take you by surprise and leave you open – mouthed.
The Art Of Not Breathing also involves a lot of diving and I love how creative and good the title of the book seems to go with the story. The book also left me with a strong urge to go diving too – and I don’t even know how to swim. I just loved how the author described the feelings and sensations of being underwater. It truly is magical.
I really did enjoy the book, it was a great read with a plot that kept your eyes glued to the page. I would definitely recommend it to you so be sure to check it out. You can order the book online at Liberty Books website and if you live anywhere in Pakistan, you’re at an advantage. Because they offer free nationwide shipping.
Thank you so much for reading my reviews and I hope that I don’t bore you with them. Please leave a comment down below to let me know if this book sparked your interest or not.
This Review was sent to us by Sarah Wazir – she blogs at sarahwazir.wordpress.com