Burying Water: A Novel by K.A. TuckerBurying Water: A Novel by K.A. Tucker

Burying Water: A Novel

byK.A. Tucker

Paperback | October 7, 2014

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The highly anticipated start of a new romantic suspense series from the beloved, USA Today bestselling author of Ten Tiny Breaths.

Left for dead in the fields of rural Oregon, a young woman defies all odds and survives—but she awakens with no idea who she is, or what happened to her. Refusing to answer to “Jane Doe” for another day, the woman renames herself “Water” for the tiny, hidden marking on her body—the only clue to her past. Taken in by old Ginny Fitzgerald, a crotchety but kind lady living on a nearby horse farm, Water slowly begins building a new life. But as she attempts to piece together the fleeting slivers of her memory, more questions emerge: Who is the next-door neighbor, quietly toiling under the hood of his Barracuda? Why won’t Ginny let him step foot on her property? And why does Water feel she recognizes him?

Twenty-four-year-old Jesse Welles doesn’t know how long it will be before Water gets her memory back. For her sake, Jesse hopes the answer is never. He knows that she’ll stay so much safer—and happier—that way. And that’s why, as hard as it is, he needs to keep his distance. Because getting too close could flood her with realities better left buried.

The trouble is, water always seems to find its way to the surface.
Title:Burying Water: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.31 × 1 inPublished:October 7, 2014Publisher:Atria BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1476774188

ISBN - 13:9781476774183

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Favourite KA Tucker Book This is by far her best work. The way it was written was a masterful way to tell the story. This had me in tears. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not enough stars to give! I loved this one. The characters, the story line... I don't know what else to say; this series is phenomenal. Everything was so well developed throughout, definitely give it a read! You won't regret it.
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5+ stars I've read all of K.A. Tuckers books and I've enjoyed them all. This is my favourite book of them all, and one of my favourite of all time!! Highly recommend. Take your time savouring this book the first time through, it's a beautiful read.
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! I bought this book not thinking much about it, as I don't normally read romance, but I completely fell in love with it! The characters and the story were well-developed, and the changing points of view really worked to tell the tale. I was unable to put it down and read the entire series in little more than a week! I am definitely planning on reading more books from K.A. Tucker.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Burying Water was a fantastic read about finding love in forbidden places and the dangerous consequences of pursuing it. Burying Water is a novel about forbidden love and dangerous choices that will keep you reading until the last page. The pacing is slower, however the characters are complex and fleshed out enough that it will keep you entertained the whole way through. The story is told in duel perspective from two different times (past and present). This created a unique reading experience that kept me guessing. This also allowed for each character to be developed as fully as possible on their own, rather than contingent upon each other. I also loved all the secondary characters. They were complex and interesting in ways that secondary characters usually are not. I especially loved Ginny and the Felixes. The mystery component of this novel isn't it's strongest feature. It's obvious where the story is going from the first few chapters. So, if you're looking for a good mystery, Burying Water will disappoint you in that aspect. Overall, Burying Water was a fantastic read about finding love in forbidden places and the dangerous consequences of pursuing it.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Tucker masterpiece Once again KA. Tucker knocks it out of the park. I don't normally love the flipping back and forth between the present and the past but it worked REALLY well in Burying Water. Not one to give plots away in review, I gotta say not only did I love the main characters and their developing relationship but the supporting characters were so memorable. Hands down, some of the best supporting characters I've read in literary fiction. Definitely a good read and looking forward to more Tucker masterpieces.
Date published: 2015-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Dark and Ominous Romance! "Burying Water" is a powerfully compelling romance that begins when a young battered woman on the verge of death at St. Charles Medical Centre is given a second chance at life. Left for dead in the fields near Bend Oregon the "Jane Doe" has no memory of her past and after three months in the hospital is to be sent to a shelter until a grouchy, cantankerous old woman- Ginny Fitzgerald- agrees to have her move into an apartment on her horse farm. Instead of wallowing in despair she takes a new identity as Water Fitzgerald, fabricating a history that will appease any gossip in the small town of Sisters. Living next door to the Welles family she's inexplicably drawn to Jesse the son of her surgeon and the local sheriff. But unbeknownst to Water, Jesse who works as a mechanic in Rust's garage in Portland holds the key to her lost memories. Desperate to keep the sordid details buried he tries to stay away from her only to find that destiny is fickle and the truth like water often surfaces when you least expect it. In flashbacks from the past Jesse recounts his budding love affair with Alexandria Petrova (aka Water) and the fatal circumstances leading to the assault on her life while Jane Doe (aka Water) relates her struggle to resurrect her life after being hospitalized. The emotional impact of the story escalates as the plot twists and turns with the unfolding events in Water's life that eventually bring the reality of her past into the present. With a smooth flowing writing style K.A. Tucker breathes life into a romance between a broken young woman who made a grievous mistake and craves a second chance at life, and a young man haunted by his own troubled past who struggles to forget a love that's forbidden. In an undercurrent of criminal intrigue, the author combines romance and family dynamics as Jesse not only comes to terms with his relationship with his father, but Water finds a loving home with Ginny and the Welleses. The characters are not only realistic in all their complexity but engaging and unforgettable. Alexandria Petrova a young woman who was taken in by the warmth and caring of Viktor a wealthy philanderer and arrogant mobster is confident, and resilient, defying her controlling husband by furthering her education. After the assault and rape she's determined to put the pieces of her life back together finding support and encouragement from the Welleses and from Ginny a bitter , crusty old woman haunted by a childhood trauma. Jesse Welles is the twenty-four year old mechanic who's trying to put his teenage reputation as a troublemaker to rest. Kind and caring he deplores the "douchebag" who abuses his wife, falling in love with Alex as he struggles to protect her. With power and passion all the characters give depth and dimension to a story you can't put down. A fan of K.A. Tucker's novels I thoroughly enjoyed "Burying Water" a darkly ominous tale that's intoxicating from the first page to the last.
Date published: 2015-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No surprise...AMAZING I finished this book a few days ago, and have been thinking about what I was going to write for my review. Even at this point, I don't know that I will be able to really get across just how much I LOVED this book. I am a HUGE fan of K.A. Tucker's, I was so happy to be introduced to her books at a book signing of three other authors over a year ago, since then I have read the entire TTB series, and now Burying Water. I knew the general idea of this book, but hadn't even read the description, I felt like I didn't really need to as I knew if it's written by K.A Tucker, then it's going to be amazing. And as always I wasn't disappointed. I was hooked after just reading the prologue, I mean how is it possible that an author can hock you after 4 pages....4 PAGES! But K.A. does. You're curious as to how this girl came to being dumped on the side of the road in an abandoned area and the guy who is trying to save her. We then meet Jane Doe in the hospital after she wakes up from something that no one should walk up from. I love that this story jumps from now to then and from her to his point of view, it really gives the story a well rounded feel. I found this to be a story of hope rather then despair. It's a great example of the mind's ability to overcome trauma and that the heart sometimes knows better then the mind. As we see Water come into her own and start her new life in the little small town of Sisters we really get to see how her draw to Jesse is something she can't help or stop. I love the connection she builds with all members of her community, from Ginny to Dakota and of course the good Doctor, her Sheriff husband and nurse daughter and of course the mechanic son (Jesse), she truly embarrasses the idea of her new life. Even if she doesn't realize it. As her memory comes back in snippets she knows there is a reason she is in Sisters and a pull to Jesse she just doesn't know why. "Something tells me Jesse is the kind of guy that I can always count on. My gut must be telling me that I had someone just like him in my previous life. Someone I trusted" The only minor thing I wish was included was more detail on why or how she ended up abandoned, but I am torn about this as well, I am happy she never remembered that, because no one should remember something that brutal. I am holding out hope that maybe we will get a little more info into that with Becoming Rain. As always, an AMAZING read by K.A.Tucker and I can't wait for anything that is next...and I am even thinking about reading her Casual Encounter series, even though I am not a fan of paranormal at all....i just figure if I am going to like any paranormal series it would be K.A.Tuckers!
Date published: 2014-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh my goodness! Having been a fan of KA Tucker for a while now, I was thrilled when she announced that she'd be starting a new series. I'd fallen in love with her characters in the Ten Tiny Breaths series, and couldn't wait to get my hands on Burying Water. It did not disappoint. Told in alternating viewpoints of Jane Doe/Water (Now) and Jesse (Then), we're sucked into a beautifully flowing story of love, tragedy and resilience, that leaves the reader hungry for more. Water is an exceptional character with amnesia, after a brutal assault. I've encountered a few books (and shows too) where amnesia has been presented, and the execution of it, is horrific. Tucker not only manages to capture what having amnesia feels like for Water, but also how she is able to continue moving forward with her life, despite everything. Through her recovery, Water meets an eclectic group of characters in the small town of Sisters, and demonstrates that not only do they have an impact on her life, and recovery, but also how she impacts them. Ginny Fitzgerald is described as a crotchety old woman, who dislikes most people. Her relationship with Water, as the book progresses, is a perfect mix of heartwarming and heart-aching. These characters feel like family, and you want nothing more than to reach out and hug them; share their pain and be apart of their triumphs and successes. I truly cannot wait for Becoming Rain to come out in March 2015.
Date published: 2014-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow Having been a fan of KA Tucker for a while now, I was thrilled when she announced that she'd be starting a new series. I'd fallen in love with her characters in the Ten Tiny Breaths series, and couldn't wait to get my hands on Burying Water. It did not disappoint. Told in alternating viewpoints of Jane Doe/Water (Now) and Jesse (Then), we're sucked into a beautifully flowing story of love, tragedy and resilience, that leaves the reader hungry for more. Water is an exceptional character with amnesia, after a brutal assault. I've encountered a few books (and shows too) where amnesia has been presented, and the execution of it, is horrific. Tucker not only manages to capture what having amnesia feels like for Water, but also how she is able to continue moving forward with her life, despite everything. Through her recovery, Water meets an eclectic group of characters in the small town of Sisters, and demonstrates that not only do they have an impact on her life, and recovery, but also how she impacts them. Ginny Fitzgerald is described as a crotchety old woman, who dislikes most people. Her relationship with Water, as the book progresses, is a perfect mix of heartwarming and heart-aching. These characters feel like family, and you want nothing more than to reach out and hug them; share their pain and be apart of their triumphs and successes. I truly cannot wait for Becoming Rain to come out in March 2015.
Date published: 2014-10-08

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Burying Water ONE ALEX IN BETWEEN A fire. The fragrance calls to me. I cannot see, for my eyes are sealed shut against the wicked glow in his stare. I cannot hear, for my ears have blocked out his appalling promises. I cannot feel, for my body has long since shattered. But, as I lie in the cool stillness of the night, waiting for my final peace, that comforting waft of burning bark and twigs and crispy leaves encases me. It whispers to me that everything will be okay. And I so desperately long to believe it. Beep . . . “. . . basilar skull fracture . . .” Beep . . . “. . . collapsed lung . . .” Beep . . . “. . . ruptured spleen . . .” Beep . . . “. . . frostbite . . .” Beep . . . Beep . . . “Will she live?” Beep . . . “I honestly don’t know how she has survived this long.” Beep . . . “We need to keep this quiet for now.” “Gabe, you just showed up on the doorstep of my hospital with a half-dead girl. How am I supposed to do that?” “You just do. Call me if she wakes up. No one questions her but me. No one, Meredith.” “Don’t try to talk yet,” someone—a woman—warns softly. I can’t see her. I can’t see anything; my lids open to mere slits, enough to admit a haze of light and a flurry of activity around me—gentle fingertips, low murmurs, papers rustling. And then that rhythmic beep serenades me back into oblivion.

Editorial Reviews

"This is a fun, flirty, super sexy love story that offers all of the best of opposites attracting. K.A. Tucker's writing is engaging, witty, and endearing just like her characters."