_225_350_Book.852.cover“Afloat” by Erin Healy was an amazing read.  Centered around Eagle’s Talon, an architectural marvel and the baby of Vance Nolan, it tells the story of the inhabitants and some strange circumstances that befall them.  Everything starts out fine, but after a freak rainstorm and flood, the world for several inhabitants, as well as some of the construction crew, is turned upside down.

Danielle Clement and her young son, Simeon, are some of those residents who are suddenly stranded in the relative safety of the confines of Building 12.  While investor Tony and Baxter, one of the construction crew, scramble to try to find a way out, Vance Nolan is adamant that they should stay and just wait out the storm since the building is doing what it’s supposed to do… stay afloat in the cove.

Overall, this was a captivating read and kept me on the edge of my seat throughout it.  The characters were believable and the themes were some of what people struggle with every day, including forgiveness, selflessness, and selfishness.  I only had one issue with this book, and that was that I thought it needed an epilogue to give it a proper closure since the ending just seemed rather abrupt.

I would give this book 4.5 stars out of 5 and would definitely recommend it to all of my friends.

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