Longlisted for the 2020 Wishing Shelf Book Award
'A page-turner with high psychological stakes' – Kirkus Reviews
‘A harrowing, profound and intensely emotional tale of loss and hope’ – Johanna Gustawsson, author of the international best-seller Roy & Castells books; soon to be a major TV series.
December 26, 2004: The Indian Ocean tsunami has flooded great swathes of western Thailand.
Carl’s best friend and his wife are missing. He travels from London to Thailand to discover what has happened to them, only to learn there is nothing one man can do in the devastation the wave left behind. What started as an impulsive quest ends up with him examining the very essence of his being.
A unique combination of an action-packed quest for truth and a philosophical exploration of life’s deeper meaning, Breathe is a poignant, tense and intelligently written story that will have you contemplating its meaning and message long after you have reached the final page.