Review: “Between the Tides” by Patti Callahan Henry

Between the Tides by Patti Callahan HenryA review by Julie.

Catherine Leary has not been back to her childhood home since the tragedy that forced her family to move; a tragedy she knew was her own fault. It has been nine months since her dad’s death and she still has not put his ashes in the Seaboro River, honoring his final request. On the night before her birthday, Forrest, her dad’s colleague and a person she once dated, came to her with a birthday letter from her dad. He wants to memorialize her father and the years they lived in Seaboro. Catherine goes with him in the hopes of stopping him from finding out what she’s been hiding about their history. It leads to a trip into the past, and a journey that might lead her into a new life.

This book was definitely intriguing.  There were plenty of twists to keep my interest in the story. This was a book full of love and forgiveness, and a chance for Catherine to find the truth about her past.  The author wrote Catherine as vulnerable and I found that I was really able to relate what she was going through. Forrest was pushy, but not in an unlikable way. He pushed Catherine to get her to fully listen to what was being said. The surprises that popped up were entirely unexpected, which was refreshing. I am often able to figure out the plot and predict what will happen next but the author, through Catherine and Forrest, kept me on my toes while I read this. I enjoyed it very much and I am sure that others will enjoy this book as much as I did.

My rating: 4 /5 stars.

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