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Sympath by Carolyn Denman
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Annie’s use of the standing stone meant her memories would be fresh and clear – memories of her as a teen; of Harry, her partner Cherub; of Lucas, her Guardian and of Kiah, her beloved mother. Those memories caused grief and sadness, but much happiness as well. She was ready…

Knowing what was destined in her future made it easy for Annie to rebel. She was determined to find her own way. So, when she was holidaying with friends on a beach not far from Melbourne, the sight of the three bronzed boys in the surf didn’t hold much interest, unlike her two friends. That was until one of the boys was injured. From that moment, Annie’s life changed, her future set.

Annie and her mother’s farm was near Nalong, in a small rural area of the Wimmera in Victoria and since her father had died, her mother had drifted between awareness and a soul destroying grief. Often away in Eden to heal, Kiah left Annie to manage the farm on her own. Harry helped out as often as he could, but he had his own farm to run next door. But Harry also needed answers to his parents’ deaths, and his naïve questions would put them all in danger from a crime syndicate which had caused havoc in their lives before.

Sympath is the 3rd in the Sentinels of Eden series by Aussie author Carolyn Denman, and it’s another gripping, fascinating addition to the series. The story of Lainie’s mother as a teen is an intriguing one; of Harry as a youth and Annie’s avoidance at bonding with her Guardian. The tension was ramped up by murder, lies and devious activities; my heart was in my throat numerous times and I found it hard to put down. I’m really looking forward to #4, Shamar, which releases in June 2019. Highly recommended.

With thanks to the author for my digital copy to read in exchange for an honest review.
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Reading Progress

April 14, 2019 – Shelved
April 14, 2019 – Shelved as: to-read
April 14, 2019 – Shelved as: 2018-release
April 14, 2019 – Shelved as: aussie-authors
April 14, 2019 – Shelved as: fantasy
April 14, 2019 – Shelved as: science-fiction
April 19, 2019 – Started Reading
April 20, 2019 – Shelved as: young-adult
April 20, 2019 – Shelved as: 5000-2019
April 20, 2019 – Shelved as: own-read
April 20, 2019 – Shelved as: read-on-kindle
April 20, 2019 – Shelved as: speculative-fiction
April 20, 2019 – Finished Reading

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message 1: by Dale (new)

Dale Harcombe What a stunning cover.


Brenda It is Dale - and it's symbolic to the story :)


message 3: by Deanna (new)

Deanna Great review!!


Brenda Thanks Deanna :)


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