Water Memory

Author: Daniel Pyne

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

Release Date: February 1, 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A deep, dark thriller that is full of tension, action and so much more!

Aubrey Sentro has been in black ops long enough to receive multiple concussions on her missions that her memory is now affected. During a much-needed vacation on a cargo ship, not the most likely form of transportation, pirates board and take the passengers hostage. Aubrey lets her training take over and escapes her captors, taking out a few in the process; but while she eludes the pirates, her memory of what to do in these types of situations fails her. With her memory lapses happening more frequently and becoming more severe, she fears these symptoms of serial concussion syndrome might mean the end for her.

Aubrey Sentro is not a character to mess with. Even with her memory issues she is one hard core woman that is bound and determined to make it through the other side and be better, for her children and herself. The family dynamics throughout this is what sold me on this story. There were times throughout that I felt a little disconnected to what was happening but the way Pyne brought it all back around to Aubrey and her children made me stick with it to the end, which was very satisfying. A female black ops specialist is a great protagonist and while this is a tight story, it isn’t as top notch as Jason Pinter’s writing or Robert Dugoni. I love a great thriller and enjoyed this story, but it isn’t one that can be breezed through as readers will have to pay close attention to follow the different threads of the story. The writing not as fast paced as I would have liked but as previously stated, the family dynamic is what sold me and I think readers will enjoy that aspect of the story.

I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher.  The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

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