Willow is with Ajay on the way to the wreck dive. She would not have been on this dive without Ajay. Willow and Ajay talked to the rest of the divers. . Guy is one of the divers and Ajay told him willow had dived the Russian tanker with him. That had a good job. Willow had been in between contracts when Ajay contacted her to see if she was free to work this dive. The dive was a cruise liner that had sunk from a rogue wave. It so happened it was Willow’s father’s and her parents had died when the liner sank. Willow was seven when her parents died. Willow had been raised by her aunt who had been watching her when the ship sank. The commercial diving world is tight and it’s hard to fit in especially being a woman. Ajay thinks Willow is too fussy when it comes to men comparing them all to her father. The Guy mentions the rich person who owned the liner had died to and Willow says that had been her dad. Willow had wanted this dive for a long time. Willow felt an unbearable sadness when she seen the liner lying broken at the bottom of the sea. Willow now had to try to stifle her grief and sadness and concentrate on this dive. Willow was the first one going into the ship the other divers fell back. Than less than five minutes and something was wrong and Willow and all the divers were forced to leave. Willow told Guy she had got into swimming because of her parents. The next morning Willow got a call from Ajay and he said the divers found something that may have been her mother’s. It was the purse Willow had bought with her dad for her mother’s thirty fifth birthday. But there was a pendant in the purse with the initials C & N on it. Thought Willow’s moms name was Charity , her dads name had been Dan. When Willow got back to her room she called her aunt and asked her about the pendant but her aunt was lying and Willow knew it. Willow went to her childhood home as her Aunt had finally convinced her to sell it. She had never went back after her parents had died. Than Willow finds an envelope with her name on it that was about a photographer’s exhibit but her Aunt had thrown it away without even telling Willow. She then learns her mother had loved submerged forests and had wanted to visit every one of them in the world. Niall Lane was the photographer who’s exhibit she had been invited to view and her mom used to dive together. When charity had been younger she had two sisters but one-faith had died in a tragic car accident. Niall had been Charity’s first love. This managed to come between the other two sisters - Charity and Hope. charity had a secret based on Faith’s death and Charity kept the secret to protect those she loved the most. Charity ended her loving relationship with Niall because of Niall’s involvement in Faith’s death as Hope couldn’t stand being around Niall after that. Charity went on to marry Dan but she still remained close to Niall.
I really enjoyed this book. I liked the plot and the pace. It was an emotional good read. There is: romance, first loved, submerged forests, treachery, death, secrets, lies, mystery, lose of a sibling, death of parents, and so much more. I liked the two POVs in this book. I didn’t mind jumping between the past and the present and that usually annoys me but the way the author did this just was great. I liked the surprise at the end of this book a lot. This story grabbed me from the start and kept me until the end of the book. I didn’t want to put it down. I loved the characters and the twists and turns of this book and I recommend it.