Truth lingers in murky waters…
As Montrealer Catherine Day sets foot in a remote fishing village and starts asking around about her birth mother, the body of a woman dredges up in a fisherman’s nets. Not just any woman, though: Marie Garant, an elusive, nomadic sailor and unbridled beauty who once tied many a man’s heart in knots. Detective Sergeant Joaquin Morales, newly drafted to the area from the suburbs of Montreal, barely has time to unpack his suitcase before he’s thrown into the deep end of the investigation.
On Quebec’s outlying Gaspé Peninsula, the truth can be slippery, especially down on the fishermen’s wharves. Interviews drift into idle chit-chat, evidence floats off with the tide and the truth lingers in murky waters. It’s enough to make DS Morales reach straight for a large whisky…
Both a dark and consuming crime thriller and a lyrical, poetic ode to the sea, We Were the Salt of the Sea is a stunning, page-turning novel, from one of the most exciting new names in
I’d like to thank Anne Cater, Roxanne Bouchard and Orenda books for allowing me to take part in this blog tour.
We were the salt of the sea is such an unusual read. I loved Roxanne’s style of writing. It’s so poetic, almost melodic.
Catherine Day is trying to find her birth mother, she only knows her name. She travels to a small isolated fishing village. The village in itself has a very eerie feel about it. The locals are very tight knit and not very forthcoming with any information.
Catherine is a deep character, her personality really unfolds the further into the story you go.
A body is found in a fishing net and this leads to the entrance of Detective Sergeant Joaquin Morales, another interesting character.
I really enjoyed We were the salt of the sea, another little Orenda gem!
All about Roxanne
Ten years or so ago, Roxanne Bouchard decided it was time she found her sea legs. So she learned to sail, first on the St Lawrence River, before taking to the open waters off the Gaspe Peninsula. The local fishermen soon invited her aboard to reel in their lobster nets, and Roxanne saw for herself that the sunrise over Bonaventure never lies. We Were the Salt of the Sea is her fifth novel, and her first to be translated into English. She lives in Quebec
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