Water's Edge

Water's Edge

by Rachel Meehan

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Thousands are fleeing the chaos and social unrest.
With their own water and power supplies, fourteen year old Nairne and her family are well prepared, but most people are less fortunate. When Nairne persuades her father, Daniel, to house some of the evacuees on their small holding in the south of Scotland she plunges the family into a world of violence, deception and murder.
With society at breaking point, she has to grow up quickly as she discovers that the fortress Daniel built to give his children a chance has become the prize in a struggle where winning can mean the difference between life and death.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940149399734
Publisher: Cherry House Publishing
Publication date: 03/24/2014
Series: Troubled Times , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 252
File size: 575 KB

About the Author

Rachel Meehan lives in rural, southern Scotland and has been writing fiction for a number of years, concentrating on the young adult genre. This passion for writing comes from Rachel’s artistic background and reflects her own interests in plot-driven writing that has its context in real life.
Rachel loves reading fiction especially, young adult, end of the world and dystopian novels. She also has a keen interest in the environment.
Rachel lives with her partner, and their house is situated well above sea level where they grow much of their own food and generate some of their own electricity.
Rachel checks her garden and surrounding areas regularly for signs of triffids......

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Water's Edge 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Booktrovert More than 1 year ago
** I received a free copy of the ebook from the author in exchange for an honest review. ** Based in southern Scotland, Water's Edge takes a look at a family struggling to survive during the beginnings of the harmful effects of climate change. Many towns and cities in the UK are experiencing drastic flooding. As this occurs the refugees of the destroyed cities are moved into the town where main character, 14 year old Nairne, lives. Nairne lives with her father, Daniel, and brother, Zane, in a homestead where they've learned to be self-sufficient and live off the land. Unfortunately for them, this means their property is highly desirable when the government starts to crumble. Forced to take in boarders, they become surrounded by shady business dealings, murder and a fight for the home they've built. Nairne is a very headstrong young woman who is wise beyond her years. Her desire to survive is what drives along the story. I only wish there was a bit more showing instead of telling within the novel. Otherwise, Meehan did a wonderful job of writing interesting characters who leave you wondering what could possibly happen next. It was satisfying that this novel, even as part of a series ended in a way that if you did choose to read it as a stand-alone it would work. However, I want to know what happens next and will continue with the Troubled Times series.
carriej73 More than 1 year ago
I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review. I read this book in one day, so this tells you that it is easy to read and I liked it. This book is about a unique topic, at least in my experience. The protagonist is Nairne, a 13 year old girl whose father believes that climate change will soon affect the world greatly. Nairne lives with her father Daniel and her older brother Zane on a small farm in Scotland. Daniel had purposely selected their land because they have their own water supply, use wind turbines for electricity and farm vegetables and a few food animals. People view him as an alarmist who is exaggerating the future danger. Soon, the world does start to change as people evacuate the Southern United Kingdom because of flooding. Nairne tells her father that they should take in some of the evacuees, and he agrees. A man Garrick, his son Paul and his girlfriend Pamela move into the small attached house and then not only the outside world, but Nairne's small world starts changing greatly. I liked this book, but it is a little bit choppy. I really like the plot and the characters, but it reads like it wasn't written and rewritten as many times as most books are. It is easy to read and enjoyable. I recommend this book and author. I fact, I look forward to reading the next book in the series: Power's Out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*I received a free copy of this ebook in exchange for an honest review* I was interested in this book since I usually like anything post-apocalyptic/dystopian, so I was excited to see what this one was like. Water's edge doesn't quite fit into that category, since the "end" is happening during the story. I did feel that the first part of the book dragged a bit, so it took me a while to get into it. Towards the end, though, it started to pick up momentum and I wanted to read more. I'm interested to see where she takes the second book (Power's Out  Power's Out (Troubled Times #2) by Rachel Meehan). If you enjoy YA books with plot twists, this is for you!