Advance reader reviews of The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman.

The Light Between Oceans

A Novel

By M.L. Stedman

The Light Between Oceans
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  • Published in USA  Jul 2012,
    384 pages.

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  • Diana C. (Delray Beach, FL)


    A Heartrending Tale
    Notwithstanding the innocuous dialogue between husband and wife during the early years of their marriage, which takes place very early on, thankfully this book unravels into an absorbing, stirring and emotional story about how a seemingly benevolent split-second decision carries with it consequences that resonate throughout a lifetime. While the characters are rather undeveloped, the story is well written and the reader’s desire to see the story through gives the characters the lifeline they need.
  • Loretta F. (Fountain Inn, SC)


    A Stunning Debut
    This novel has all the elements of a great read. The poetic language carried me to a lonely lighthouse miles from land where I could almost feel the wind and hear the waves crashing. "The wind pounced on him like a predator..." and "The water sloshed like white paint, milky-thick..." Light vs. darkness was used throughout the novel as a metaphor for choices made and their consequences. The characters were so richly drawn that I became emotionally involved with them, caring deeply for what they were going through. But most of all, this is just such a good story. It pulled me in and kept me guessing until the very end.

    I will be recommending this novel to my book club, to all my friends, and to anyone who enjoys getting lost in a good book.
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