Being a fisherman’s wife in a small town has its advantages and disadvantages.
The advantages include support from all of the families living in the town when a fisherman goes missing or when he dies at sea.
The disadvantages include everyone knowing everything about every family including secrets.
When John Staybrook goes missing, his daughter doesn’t believe he is gone because he promised to come home after each trip.
Ella was determined that her father didn’t go out to sea on that stormy day and tries to find him with Lacey unwillingly helping in the search.
There are many sub topics addressed with one being drug addiction as we were taken back to the main character's years as a teenager and how drugs ruined her acceptance to Brown and a glimpse into the rehabilitation system.
Alcoholism was also addressed, as well as getting some insight into how the adoption process works.
LOST AT SEA touches on family, choices, hope, and secrets kept.
It took a few chapters to get connected and to see where the story was going, but everything connected and came together in the end for a satisfying read with many memorable characters.
The title also seems to have two connotations for me...LOST because of the ocean’s power and LOST because of the power of addictions. 4/5
This book was given to me by the publisher and Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.