DRY TORTUGAS by AFN CLARKE
|Title: DRY TORTUGAS
Author: AFN CLARKE
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|A young woman’s search for her estranged father, raises unwanted demons from the past and more adventure than either of them could have imagined. Especially dedicated by this best selling author to his daughters, this unforgettable, dramatic and moving novel will stay with you long after the last page is turned.Nikki Kimble was brought up by her mother in the lap of luxury, with every conceivable material thing she could ever want, except for the presence and love of her father Jake, a former bestselling author who disappeared from her life when she was three years old. All she has are fleeting memories and a romantic notion of him gleaned from the central character in his novels.On the death of her mother, Nikki decides to search for her father, and when she finds him, drunk on board a battered yacht in the Florida Keys her shattered illusions turn to anger. Demons from the past threaten to overtake them both as they embark on an intensely personal journey of self-discovery.As father and daughter face-off in an emotionally charged atmosphere, adrift on a leaking yacht in the middle of a massive storm, their fury, sadness and sense of loss is countered by that mysterious and precious bond that exists between a father and a daughter, and a deep seated human need for love, belonging and new beginnings. Their only hope for the future is by healing the past. But the burning question remains. Will the truth really set them free, or will it create so much pain that it shatters them into tiny pieces, never to be whole again?This dramatic and inspirational novel explores universal themes of family relationships, love, hate, betrayal, self-realisation and the power and strength of the Human Spirit to overcome seemingly impossible obstacles that Life places in our way.
“…AFN Clarke captures a father and daughter reconciliation in a poignant, gripping and heartfelt way. It’s a story which mirrors the journey many of us take in life … As a reader I felt both challenged and uplifted by this book… I highly recommend it.” 5 Stars, Roma Gaster.
AFN Clarke is the bestselling author of CONTACT (nonfiction) and various works of fiction: An Unquiet American, Dry Tortugas, The Book of Baker series (Dreams from the Death Age; Armageddon; Genesis Revisited), Collisions and the Thomas Gunn suspense series coming soon .