The first two words in the title of the book is the way Ms. Murphy began many sentences in THIS IS THE WATER, and it seems to be her writing style. To me, it was an odd, unique style and took a bit of getting used to.
THIS IS THE WATER is about a swim team, the parents of the swimmers, and about a murder that affected the entire community.
I was looking for a mystery, but found a book mostly about swimming and the personal lives of the team's parents.It was a bit difficult to get started because of how the book was written. The book did keep you guessing, though, about who the murderer was that was killing young girls at rest stops. When it was revealed, the scene was quite scary, and the murderer was someone you wouldn't expect.
I continued to read the book because I wanted to find out how it would end, but I did skim quite a few pages. 2/5
This book was given to me and my book club as a win in a contest on TLC. No compensation was given, and this review is my opinion.