The Tears of Dark Water | Corban Addison


Today I am reviewing The Tears of Dark Water by Corban Addison.

Here is a brief synopsis:

Daniel and Vanessa Parker are an American success story. He is a Washington, DC, power broker, and she is a physician with a thriving practice. But behind the gilded facade, their marriage is a shambles, and their teenage son, Quentin, is self-destructing. In desperation, Daniel dusts off a long-delayed dream a sailing trip around the world. Little does he know, the voyage he hopes will save them may destroy them instead.

Half a world away on the lawless coast of Somalia, Ismail Adan Ibrahim is living a life of crime in violation of everything he was raised to believe except for the love and loyalty driving him to hijack ships for ransom and plot the rescue of his sister, Yasmin, from the man who murdered their father. There is nothing he will not do to save her, even if it means taking innocent lives.

Paul Derrick is the FBI s top hostage negotiator. His twin sister, Megan, is a celebrated defense attorney. They have reached the summit of their careers by savvy, grit, and a secret determination to escape the memory of the day their family died. When Paul is dispatched to handle a hostage crisis at sea, he has no idea how far it will take him and Megan into the past or the chance it will give them to redeem the future.

Across continents and oceans, through storms and civil wars, the paths of these individuals converge in a single, explosive moment. It is a moment that will test them and break them, but it will also leave behind an unexpected glimmer of hope that out of the ashes of tragedy and misfortune, the seeds of justice and reconciliation can grow.”


This is not a book I would ordinarily choose to read – or review. After being requested to review it, I was glad to have the chance to read something very different – and memorable.

The story is about three families – Daniel and Vanessa, Ismail and Yusmin, Paul and Megan. You’ll find yourself caught up in each family – each tragedy.

The author is adept at using current international events to create a story with terrific characterization, although at times, a bit predictable. But if you enjoy stories about hope, dreams and family, put this on your to-be-read list.

Note: I usually refrain from reading books with curse words… this one does have a few, along with a graphic portrayal of the harsh reality of the story than some of my readers will enjoy.

 Happy Reading!!!

 God bless you!

Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt



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