by Ninie Hammon
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Pub Date 28 Jan 2020 | Archive Date 06 Apr 2023
From Ninie Hammon, the sorceress of psychological suspense comes the first book of her long-anticipated and thrilling new Through The Canvas series: Black Water — a book that won’t stop squeezing your book-loving heart before the final page.
Bailey Donahue was supposed to stay dead...
After witnessing her husband's murder, Bailey’s been ripped from her life and secreted away in the Witness Protection Program.
Too bad the sleepy town of Shadow Rock was the wrong place to hide.
Believed dead by the mafia, Bailey finds herself trapped in a torturous limbo, walled-off from her old life. But that’s where she must stay unless she’s willing to risk the lives of her eighteen-month-old daughter, or any of the other people Bailey loves most in the world.
Losing all hope, she tries to kill herself ...
Then wakes up in the hospital, more alive than ever.
Now Bailey has a “gift”— she can paint portraits of events that haven't happened... yet.
Her first picture is of a drowning girl. She doesn't know who or where the girl is, or worse, how to stop her prediction from coming true.
When two locals offer their help, Bailey feels like she must accept, even though her instincts are screaming that the pair of supposedly good Samaritans know too much about her.
Can Bailey find the girl and prevent a tragedy — without letting anyone know she’s still alive?
Black Water is the first book of Ninie Hammon's new series, Through the Canvas. A riveting psychological thriller series about an ordinary woman ripped away from her regular life and drawn into dark tales by mysterious forces she can't explain.
Get the whole Through The Canvas series today and start a reading journey you won't want to end!
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First off, I just want to say this is the first book I have read by Ninie Hammon and wow, I absolutely love the writing style and the way the author is able to grab your attention immediately. There wasn't a moment that I was bored with this book. I don't usually like books with multiple viewpoints as I find the characters lacking in some way. Thankfully Ninie Hammon knows how to do it right, I found each character fully developed and brought a little extra to the story. I will give this book a trigger warning for suicide, if you are sensitive to this topic I would not recommend this book.
We are introduced to Bailey, who after witnessing her husband's murder is placed into the Witness Protection Program. Recently relocated to the small sleepy town of Shadow Rock, she is unable to return to the life she knows unless she wants to gain the attention of the mafia who believe she is dead. Depressed and feeling like she has lost all hope to return to her daughter without risking their lives, she attempts suicide. She awakes in the hospital, only to realize she has been gifted with more than just her life. She can paint portraits of events that haven't happened yet. Her first picture is of a girl downing, she has no idea who or where she is, and all she knows is she has to try and stop this from happening. With the help of two locals, they devise a plan to try and stop this event from happening.
I was surprised by how obsessed I was with this book, I needed to know what happened next. It felt like I couldn't put it down at the right moment, there was so much happening that I ended up binging this book. There were at times it seemed like there was no way for this to end properly without it feeling like it was rushed, but Ninie Hammon surprised me and was able to wrap everything up perfectly. Definitely now one of my favorite authors.
I do not have a single negative thing to say about this book, I enjoyed every moment and I will definitely be reading the entire “Through the Canvas” series. I need to know what happens to Bailey, TJ, Dobbs, and Sheriff Brice. If you are looking for an intense read I highly recommend this book, this gets 5 stars from me.