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Lucy Clarke
A Single Breath



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The deeper the water, the darker the secrets.

Eva has only been married for eight months when her husband, Jackson, is swept to his death while fishing. Weighed down by confusion and sorrow, Eva decides to take leave of her midwifery practice and visit Jackson's estranged family in Tasmania with the hope of grieving together.


Instead, she discovers that the man she loved so deeply is not the man she thought she knew. Jackson's father and brother reveal a dark past, exposing the lies her marriage was built upon. As Eva struggles to come to terms with the depth of Jackson's deception, she must also confront her growing attraction to Jackson's brother, Saul, who offers her intimacy, passion, and answers to her most troubling questions.


Will Eva be able to move forward, or will she be caught up in a romance with Saul, haunted by her husband's past? Threading together beautiful, wild settings and suspenseful twists, A Single Breath is a gripping tale of secrets, betrayals, and new beginnings.


Praise for Lucy Clarke's On A Single Breath:

"The plot twists are good—too good to spoil—and there is just enough of Tasmania's rough wildness to transport the reader. As in Swimming at Night (2013), Clarke weaves secrets and betrayals and the inner journey of a quiet, appealing Everywoman." —Booklist

"Brilliant. . . the characters and locations come alive." —The Oklahoman

"A delicate, romantic story tinged with intrigue and set in a breathtakingly exotic locale." —Kirkus Reviews


Praise for Lucy Clarke's Swimming at Night:

"[A] deep and compelling story that is as much about what binds us together as it is about what tears us apart." —Lisa Unger, author of In the Blood

"A great read for fans of smart contemporary women's fiction as well as thriller and mystery readers." —Library Journal (starred review)


Genre: Women's fiction
Length: 384 pp.
Setting: Tasmania
Period: Contemporary
Publication Date: April 8 2014

Canadian English rights, Simon & Schuster Canada

For all other rights contact Greene & Heaton.

Author Name

Lucy Clarke is the author of Swimming at Night. She and her husband, a professional windsurfer, spend their winters travelling and their summers at home on the south coast of England.