Jack Redman, estate agent to the Cheshire set. An unlikely hero, or someone to break all the rules? Wild water is the story of forty-something estate agent, Jack, who is stressed out not only by work, bills and the approach of Christmas but by the feeling that he and his wife, Patsy are growing apart. His misgivings prove founded when he discovers Patsy is having an affair, and is pregnant.
At the same time as his marriage begins to collapse around him, he becomes reacquainted with his childhood sweetheart, Anna, whom he left for Patsy twenty-five years before. His feelings towards Anna reawaken, but will life and family conflicts conspire to keep them apart again?
“I fairly galloped through this book, and enjoyed it enormously. Jan Ruth puts her central character in particular – Jack – through the wringer of emotional torment, but he never loses his essential good qualities (or his sanity!) And the writer never loses her wry sense of humour. Added to the fact that this is a page turner of a story, with well drawn characters – and even the utterly believable dogs, the parts of the novel set in Wales in particular are beautifully and lovingly drawn. The dialogue is excellent.”
Catherine Czerkawska – (Scottish based novelist and playwright. She has written many plays for the stage and for BBC Radio 4 and has published numerous novels and short stories)
“The skilful manipulation of the story line and the author’s unique way of bringing her characters to life makes this one of the most enjoyable books I have read in a long time.” Jaffareadstoo (top 500 Amazon reviewer.)
“A totally engrossing, powerfully written family drama. A FINALIST and highly recommended.” The Wishing Shelf Book Awards