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The first thing Vanessa Carvin does when she arrives on the island is change her name. To the locals, she is Willow Hale, a solitary outsider escaping Dublin to live hermetic existence in a small cottage - not a notorious woman on the run from her past.


But scandals follow like hunting dogs. And she has some questions of her own to answer. If her ex-husband is really the monster everyone says he is, then how complicit was she in his crimes?


Escaping her old life might seem like a good idea, but the choices she has made throughout her marriage have consequences. Here, on the island, Vanessa must reflect on what she did - and did not do. Only then cna she discover whether she is worthy of finding any peace.


WATER - John Boyne

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