The Beached Ones
Colleen M. Story
Publisher: CamCat Books
Pub Date: 6.14.2022 Coming Soon!
Don’t let this plain, simple cover fool you; 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐝 𝐎𝐧𝐞𝐬 is anything but simple. It is a complex, emotional story that blurs the lines between life and death.
I have to admit, as I started reading, I was a bit confused but very intrigued.
Daniel is confused when he wakes up in Iowa with only hazy memories of an accident. He doesn’t know why people won’t answer his calls or talk to him until he meets Jolene. But why is she different? Through flashbacks, we learn about Daniel and his past throughout the story. He and his younger brother Tony grew up in an awful home. Now Daniel feels he needs to rescue Tony.
The uniqueness of this book is a blend of supernatural elements with human bonds that Colleen Story has woven in, and with such purpose. As I said, in the beginning, all the whos and whys are not crystal clear at first, but when they start coming together, it’s an emotional landslide.
You’ll be hard-pressed to label this just a ghost story when the writing is that of compelling literary fiction with characters seeking forgiveness and peace.
Thank you @suzyapprovedbooktours and @camcat_books for a spot on tour and a gifted copy.
⚠️ 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐟𝐞𝐰 𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐬 𝐬𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐫𝐬. 𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 the 𝐓𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐖𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰 𝐨𝐫 𝐧𝐨𝐭?