'Powered by a subtle, ominous tension. I loved this book’ LEE CHILD ‘Paradise never felt so sinister’ RUTH WARE
Lies can be buried... Secrets always come to the surface
Amarante is paradise... An uninhabited, unspoilt island somewhere in the Indian Ocean. Only those who know it exists can find it.
But paradise comes with a price... Virginie and Jake sail to Amarante for their honeymoon, but they are not alone. They have to adjust to life on the island with five strangers.
And not everyone will live to tell the tale… Dark secrets surface and their dream abruptly turns into a nightmare. Removed from society, they find out what they’re truly capable of.
‘An incredible debut’ B A PARIS
‘Suspenseful, evocative and beautifully written, I devoured it’ L V MATTHEWS
‘That most exciting psychological thriller in which the darkest dangers lurk in a suspicious mind and a guilty heart’ A J FINN
‘Gripping and pacy... A perfect summer read’ IMRAN MAHMOOD
‘A debut thriller that unfolds with the inexorable force of a nightmare, and an object lesson in why some paradises should stay lost’ JOHN CONNOLLY
'Deep Water had me gripped. I loved the subtle, sinister sense of tension that built through the book, and the fascinating cast of characters Emma Bamford brought together on idyllic Amarante. Such an accomplished debut' BETH O'LEARY
'It had me completely hooked! I could literally feel the sand between my toes and taste the salt in the air. An amazing and evocative atmosphere of paradise that quickly turns sinister! A must summer read for all crime fans' VICKI BRADLEY
Emma Bamford is an author and journalist who has worked for TheIndependent, the Daily Express, the Daily Mirror, Sailing Today, and Boat International. She spent several years sailing among some of the world’s most beautiful islands and wrote two travel memoirs about her experiences, Casting Off and Untie the Lines. A graduate of the University of East Anglia’s Prose Fiction MA, she lives in the United Kingdom. Deep Water is her first novel. Find out more at EmmaBamford.com.
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