- Series: The Burying Water Series (Book 1)
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Atria Books (October 7, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781476774183
- ISBN-13: 978-1476774183
- ASIN: 1476774188
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 294 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #314,413 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $4.89 shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
+ Free Shipping
Burying Water: A Novel (The Burying Water Series) Paperback – October 7, 2014
See the Best Books of 2018
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for the best books of the year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
"Another addictive triumph for the impressively prosaic Tucker." (Globe and Mail)
“Tucker deftly steers the damsel-in-(serious, nearly fatal, possibly mob-related)-distress-rescued-by-a-knight-in-shining armor storyline, making these star-crossed lovers compelling. A sexy romantic, gangster-tinged page-turner.” (Kirkus Reviews)
"Unique, engrossing, and heartbreaking. Burying Water is a mesmerizing read that will keep you captivated until the very last page." (Rachel Van Dyken #1 New York Times bestselling author)
"Dark, ominous, and sexy...compelling from beginning to end." (Laura Kaye New York Times bestselling author)
"Emotionally haunting. Richly evocative. Dangerously sexy. A stirring story of resilience, courage and the healing power of love." (Vilma's Book Blog)
"Lush, atmospheric, and addictive, with a romance that sizzles. Guard your heart." (Amber Hart author of Before You on Five Ways to Fall)
"You'll only need one reason to fall in love with K.A.Tucker." (Jennifer L. Armentrout #1 New York Times bestselling author on Five Ways to Fall)
"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." (Jay Crownover New York Times bestselling author on Five Ways to Fall)
About the Author
K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge. She is the bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series and the novels He Will Be My Ruin, Until It Fades, and Keep Her Safe. She currently resides in a quaint town outside Toronto with her husband and two beautiful girls.
Try the Kindle edition and experience these great reading features:
Showing 1-3 of 294 reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
Now, I always tend to stay away from amnesia stories because they break my heart most of the time. Imagine being with someone, then next thing you know, something tragic happens and then they don’t have any memory of you anymore? Good lord, do you hear that? That’s the sound of my heart shattering to billions of pieces. But because I’ve been so intrigued by this series, I needed to step out of my comfort zone and pick it up, because hello, I’m definitely not going to miss a K.A. Tucker book.
Step aside, Nicholas Sparks. There’s a new player in town.
Nicholas Sparks’ books may have been amazing as they’re similar to dramatic Lifetime movies, particularly the classics he’s written that have been turned into exceptional movies that definitely tore everyone’s hearts out; a.k.a. The Notebook and A Walk to Remember. However, in my honest opinion, his newest works don’t capture my heart as it used to before.
K.A. Tucker’s style falls in the same category: the dramatic lifetime movie style filled with intense, raw and unapologetically unrefined stories, with a great amount of suspense on the side. There’s no dilly-dallying in Tucker’s writing style—exceptional, straightforward and eye-opening, and although [she] doesn’t go extreme lengths to the point of explicitness; sugarcoating is definitely not in her vocabulary.
"The mind, it can be a deceitful thing. But it is no match for the heart."
Her characters are painfully realistic, from the main to the secondary characters. Each and every significant character mentioned will surely give you an emotional reaction. Burying Water is told in alternating POVs between Jesse and our ‘Jane Doe’ (Water), with mixes of flashback and present day chapters (just like in Bad Romeo by Leisa Rayven), which gives us the opportunity to explore not only the two main characters, but also various sides of the plot.
Water’s character (pre-amnesia as ‘Alex’ and during) ignited so much feelings. She’s a smart woman who had hailed from an unfortunate childhood with dreams of a brighter future, but a wrong decision has led her to a disastrous marriage. After the tragic accident that resulted to her memory loss, Water didn’t wallow in a self-pity and continued to stay strong for her own sake. On the other hand, Jesse, our hero, is a character you’d definitely feel for. He’s a misunderstood young man who’s made wrong choices in life as the black sheep son of the town sheriff, but seeing him go through the tremendous heartbreak just broke me. He was a total sweetheart whom will make you swoon.
K.A. Tucker’s take on their relationship was fantastic and beautifully written; both past and present, and bloomed wonderfully, despite how it seemed abrupt in the beginning. Jesse and Water had so much chemistry together, even in her “new” life. It’s passionate and intense, with hints of suspense, in either timeline which will keep you on the edge of your seat as your read on.
“The truth is like that water: it doesn’t matter how hard you try to bury it; it’ll always find some way back to the surface.”
Burying Water has captured my heart in many ways and every turn of a page packed an emotional punch and will render you speechless, and none of those cliché bullcrap that will make you hurt your eyes from all the rolling.
If you haven’t tried anything from K.A. Tucker, I suggest you give this series a go. But let me warn you, again, this is no cliché novel and if that’s what you’re looking for, then I suggest you move on because you won’t find that here. However, if you’re willing to step out of your cliché romance comfort zone, let this series be the first on your list.
INTENSE! An absolutely captivating book that I could not put down. Oh my heart!
This book is everything. Love, loss, heartbreak, heartwarming and hope all bundled together to make a story that will make you think days after reading. K. A Tucker knows exactly how to craft a story that is complex yet flows effortlessly, making an emotional impact on the reader. Just WOW.
What really makes this story work is the detailed backstories in juxtaposition with the current story line moving forward. K. A. Tucker uses flashbacks and alternating chapters for the two main characters in a way that makes sense and doesn’t make the story confusing. It adds all the information needed for the reader to follow along while creating suspense and mystery.
Water is a complex and well developed character that is relatable, although her situation is extreme. She is smart and sweet, making it very easy to like her. I was rooting for her in the very beginning and to the very end. She has to overcome some extremely difficult circumstances/situations, grow as a person and learn from her past…and she does! How inspiring!
This book was a great read – hard at times to read but overall worth every second. Check it out. I can’t wait to read even more K. A. Tucker. She made me a fan in Ten Tiny Breaths and continues to do so in her extraordinary writings.
I’m struggling with writing this review; I’ve started, deleted, and restarted it a few times, because I just wasn’t able to get down on paper what I felt while reading this story, and how I felt after. So I told myself to just write, and hopefully I can produce something worthy and coherent. I just loved the writing and the characters so much, and I want to do them justice.
There’s something about Kathleen Tucker. Something about her writing, and I don’t know how to accurately describe it. There’s just something about the way it makes me feel. Her writing is elegant without pretense; simple yet complex. In this novel, she uses all facets of her talent to create a story that is remarkable and original.
K. A. Tucker’s writing is, simply put, beautiful. She has a way of making you fall for her characters instantly. She also has a way of reeling you into her stories immediately. She did both with Burying Water. From the prologue, I was IN this story, wholly and completely, and whenever I was reading this book, nothing else existed. Her prose is silky smooth, flowing effortlessly without empty embellishments; every word counts, and shouldn’t be missed. I just love how this story is structured and paced, it’s like a dance: quick, quick, slow, quick, quick, slow. There are moments that are exhilarating, moments that steal your breath, and there are moments of quiet romance that’ll make you smile and sigh contently. There are scenes that are dark and ominous, ones that will break your heart, but then there are those that light you up inside. I think Tucker created such a perfect balance of all those elements, and what resulted is an outstanding read.
All of that, and I haven’t even described the story yet. Since this is a suspenseful novel, I won’t get into too much detail about the plot, but I will say that it unfolds brilliantly. Written with dual POV, and alternating between the past and present, this layered mystery reveals itself with perfect timing and intrigue. Also, woven into the mystery is a love story that will make you swoon. The characters are realistic, multi-dimensional, and completely lovable (well, the good guys are – the bad guys are completely loathe-able). The romance seduces you, slowly burning the pages. I loved the connection between the two leads, it’s what made this story just the ultimate for me. I could feel how drawn they were to each other, I felt their want and need, I felt their love.
Ultimately, I just adored this story about love and resilience. I’m not sure if this review accurately expressed EXACTLY how Burying Water made me feel. It made me feel…I don’t know…I guess it just made me happy, as corny as that sounds. I know I’ll be reading this one over and over again.