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Silent Water (The Wild Water Series: 3) by [Ruth, Jan]
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Part Three of Wild Water
The tragedy and comedy that is Jack's life; a dangerous web of lies concludes a bitter-sweet end.
Jack Redman, estate agent to the Cheshire set and someone who's broken all the rules. An unlikely hero or a misguided fool?
In this sequel to Dark Water, Jack and Anna must face the consequences of their actions. As the police close in and Patsy's manipulative ways hamper the investigations, will Jack escape unscathed?
With her career in tatters and an uncertain future, Anna has serious decisions to make. Her silence could mean freedom for Jack, but an emotional prison for herself. Is remaining silent the ultimate test of faith, or is it end of the line for Jack and Anna?
The entire series is available as a complete download: The Wild Water Series.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2924 KB
  • Print Length: 263 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Celtic Connections; 1 edition (4 May 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01F7FZ98U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #609,783 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A fitting end to a great saga. All the same thoroughly interesting characters make it through to further complicate Jack and Anna's world, taking up where Dark Water left us. I loved this series because there is so much going on for everyone, and yet I never felt lost.

Lottie's one-liners never fail to raise a giggle or an eyebrow, or both! I hope we see more of her as she grows up, in other books... And just when you think there can be no more lies and Jack can rest easy... Well, no!
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Amazon.com: 4.9 out of 5 stars 7 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars Silent Water Review. 11 May 2016
By All Things Sixties - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
It's been a while since I had the pleasure of spending time in the company of estate agent, Jack Redman, Anna, Lottie and co. It was good to pick up in this third novel in the series, where we left off from Dark Water.

Jack is living with Anna in North Wales in her idyllically located farm-house close to Conwy and both are sharing a dark secret that threatens to destroy everything they've built together. Jack doesn't go in for easy relationships. His whole life jumps from one crisis to another but you can't help liking him and feeling sorry for him in equal measures. The identification of the body of Simon Banks, pulled from a nearby reservoir, throws a huge spanner in the works for the whole family.

Jack's nightmare of an ex wife, the evil Patsy does her best to try and destroy everything in her path, and won't rest until she achieves this. With four children together, she will always have a hold over Jack and she milks it for all it's worth.

His eldest daughter Chelsey, married with a little boy, has her own demons to deal with. His eldest son Oliver is on the verge of stardom with his new band Utopia, alongside Anna's studious only son Josh who, much to his mother's horror, has thrown his potential career to the wind for a chance at stardom.

His youngest pre-teen daughter, the eccentric Lottie, now insists on being called Charley and has stars in her eyes with her sights set on a stage career.

Jack's youngest child, pre-schooler, James is the only one who's easy to look after and he has a special bond with him.

There's a lot of emotion in this story. It has circumstances and situations that are very real and also dark in places and the author deals with them in a most realistic way. Fantastic scenery and atmospheric descriptions make this tale a joy to read, even though there are several heart-in-mouth moments. It really was un-putdown-able and I'm going to miss the characters. Hopefully there will be more in the future from the Redman's. There's definitely scope for more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Gripping Page Turner of a Book - In Book Three, Jack Redman's in Deep! 6 May 2016
By Shani - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I was gifted a copy of this book by the author in return for an honest review. Well... honestly? It's brilliant! This is the third in the Wild Water series, one that just keeps getting better and better. It's the story of Jack Redman and his life - something of a tragicomedy and indeed there are scenes that will have you laughing out loud because they are so true to life, as well as scenes that'll have you on the edge of your seat. Book Three concerns the disappearance of Simon Banks, a thorn in Jack's life, with the police certain he's had something to do with it. The threat of conviction looms large and tears him and his lover Anna apart again. Throw in the most vindictive of ex-wives, Patsy, and you've got a page turner of a book! Loved it! Jan Ruth writes grown up women's fiction, and thank God someone does, there's far too much fluff out there. It's intelligent, it's real, and it's exciting. I just hope there's another in the series - there's certainly plenty of scope for more Jack Redman and his trials and tribulations.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic story, great characters, a thoroughly entertaining series 7 June 2016
By Kathryn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I have thoroughly enjoyed all three of the books in the Wild Water series, and in fact, the release of this latest installment gave me an excuse to sit down and read the other two again. All of the characters, no matter how small, are fully drawn, complicated and human. Jan Ruth has an amazing skill for making me feel a grudging compassion for the villains and for giving the heroes and heroines some faults that are not sugar-coated, and which serve to make their struggles believable. The endless drama in the triangle of Jack, Anna and Patsy is fascinating, entertaining and often poignant. The story is brilliantly paced, the dialogue sharp and witty, and the descriptive details of charming medieval towns, mist-covered mountains and bracing sea breezes make me want to add North Wales to my bucket list. I hope there is more to come - it seems like there is still plenty of opportunity for more thrills in the rollercoaster life of Jack Redman!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A fantastic climax to the series 11 September 2016
By Bargee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
As others have said, this is a fitting end to a terrific family saga. What I've loved about this trilogy by Jan Ruth is the great sense of place with which she has managed to imbue the books. The Welsh countryside is a superb backdrop for this dramatic series and I've loved it. That and the marvellous characterisation. By this third book, the reader really knows each of the main characters so well, they are like friends, even the manipulative but still slightly vulnerable Patsy. I would not call this a stand alone book. It really is essential to read the first two to understand the complex relationships and the awful tensions that are the climax of the story. That said, the series is a wonderfully absorbing roller coaster that I can highly recommend.it is also extremely well-written with great dialogue and pacing. Well done, Jan Ruth. I shall look foward to reading more books by this author!
4.0 out of 5 stars Recommended read 20 June 2016
By AlisonW - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This is the third in Jan Ruth’s ‘Wild Water’ series and Jack is back and in more trouble than ever. You do need to have read the first two books to really get the most out of this, but they are such lovely books to read that it's really no hardship!
Set mainly in the beautiful Welsh countryside, the author does a fantastic job of making the reader feel that they are there in the mountains. The settings are beautifully drawn and show the love that Jan Ruth obviously has for the places she describes. But it’s not all picturesque mountains and beautiful scenery. Ruth can capture the essence of a wet, pre-Christmas weekend in a small town equally well.
The characters are realistic, warm (for the most part!) and definitely drawn from real life. Jack and Anna want nothing more than to forget the incident with Simon Banks and to move on with their lives, but as suspicions mount (fuelled by the fabulously portrayed bitter ex-wife Patsy) tensions between them fester and grow. And this time it's serious, as not only is their relationship at stake, but Jack is facing the very real threat of being accused of murder. Added to this are the everyday trials and tribulations of coping with the inevitable problems children (of all ages) bring with them, and the stresses of dealing with an ex-wife who is still pulling all the strings.
Jack is such a likeable character, the real star of the books. His best intentions are often doomed to failure, and his frustration comes across really well. You desperately want him to succeed; to find the happiness he deserves, and it’s the mark of a talented writer for a reader to feel so strongly about a character.
As with the previous books, Lottie, Jack’s pre-teen daughter, is a joy. Funny, entertaining, outrageous at times, her fragility is evident behind the showing –off, and that mix of emotions is another strength of the writing.
This is a perfect book for a quiet day with your feet up – in fact I recommend the whole series.

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