The Water Cure

The Water Cure

Imagine a world very close to our own: where women are not safe in their bodies, where desperate measures are required to raise a daughter. This is the story of Grace, Lia, and Sky kept apart from the world for their own good and taught the terrible things that every woman must learn about love. And it is the story of the men who come to find them - three strangers washed up by the sea, their gazes hungry and insistent, trailing desire and destruction in their wake.

Hypnotic and compulsive, The Water Cure is a fever dream, a blazing vision of suffering, sisterhood, and transformation.

Title:The Water Cure
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780241334744
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    The Water Cure Reviews

  • Hannah

    This book.It is so very difficult to describe this book, which is I think one of the reasons why the blurb is so vague. This is the story of three sisters, growing up on an island with their parents w...

  • Sara

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. The Water Cure tells the story of three sisters; Lia, Grace and Sky as they live a reclusive island life with Mother and the 'King'. He...

  • Hollis

    I feel like this week is conspiring against me reads-wise.The pitch for THE WATER CURE was THE HANDMAID'S TALE meets THE VIRGIN SUICIDES in this dystopic feminist revenge fantasy about three sisters o...

  • Lucy Banks

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.Elusive, haunting - expertly crafted, but slightly too hard to grasp in places.I always appreciate authors who dare to t...

  • Seroxx83

    This was such an atmospheric,strange read! ...

  • Neil

    The thing I liked most about this book is that the author does not feel the need to explain everything to the reader: there are plenty of gaps for your own imagination to work with. The thing I liked ...

  • Marjorie

    Grace, Lia and Sky have been taught by their parents to fear men. Their father, King, has taken them to an isolated location and has surrounded the area with barbed wire and has put buoys out in the w...

  • Melanie  (Perpetually Reading)

    Mackintosh writes in absolutely beautiful and unflinching prose about the desolation and destruction of a family. The book is set in a remote, seaside home of a family of a father (King), a mother (Mo...

  • Callum McLaughlin

    I adore the concept of this book, and it ticks a lot of boxes in terms of what I look for from my favourite reads. Three sisters have been raised in isolation by their parents. They have been taught t...

  • Katherine

    A mystical debut of somber love and lethal control. Three sisters live on an island with their Mother. Their father has just disappeared and is assumed dead. They know this because he left their islan...