Told through the device of John's scientific journal, Water Bodies presents a unique view of a very strange circumstance through the eyes of a former resident of the town and a current Doctor of Biology and Freshwater Science. Since it is John's science journal, I really didn't get a good sense of his character. In fact, the first section of the book is just a recounting of all of the strange recent drownings and no sense of who is recording it. As John's family history unfolds, it also gives hints that John may not be the most reliable of narrators. The plot of the story sort of dragged for me, but I was pulled along by the mystery of the water. There may have been something in this story that I didn't quite get or something that went over my head and I was left unsatisfied and a little confused.
This book was received for free in return for an honest review.