Plot: Sausville crafts her emotionally potent plot around the mantra that the passage of time heals all wounds. This book is deftly crafted and moves along at a good pace.
Prose: Sausville's prose is clear and deliberate, and she expertly crafts her story from two different personalities' perspectives. The author authentically captures the voice of both Siobhan and Julie.
Originality: The Tides of Cecil Cove is a riveting story that is expertly told from the perspective of two conflicting yet intertwined voices, whose shared traumatic past does not allow them to completely forget each other.
Character Development: The characters here are expertly developed, vivid, believable, and memorable. The primary players change over the course of the book, and readers will be highly invested in their story.
Blurb: This novel is a bittersweet reflection of two lives and an ode to the ebbing and flowing tides of Siobhan and Julie's friendship over the years.
Date Submitted: August 29, 2018