Welcome to my stop on the We Were The Salt Of The Sea Blog Tour hosted by Orenda Books. This is an extensive blog tour so please make sure to check out all of the reviews, interviews, guest posts and extracts that are taking place this month. Me and the sea has a turbulent relationship but I love crime stories so I am willing to organise a truce to read and review We Were The Salt Of The Sea. I am looking forward to getting my hands on a copy to review very soon so keep your eyes peeled for that in the future. For now there are plenty of great bloggers who have shared their thoughts already. See the poster below for more information.
Today I have a copy of We Were The Salt Of The Sea to giveaway to one lucky reader of this post! First I will share a few details about the novel, Roxanne Bouchard and the translator David Warriner, then it is giveaway time 😀
About Roxanne Bouchard
Ten years or so ago, Roxanne Bouchard decided it was time she found her sea legs. So she learned to sail, first on the St Lawrence River, before taking to the open waters off the Gaspé Peninsula. The local fishermen soon invited her aboard to reel in their lobster nets, and Roxanne saw for herself that the sunrise over Bonaventure never lies. We Were the Salt of the Sea is her fifth novel, and her first to be translated into English. She lives in Quebec.
About David Warriner
David Warriner translates from French and nurtures a healthy passion for Franco, Nordic and British crime fiction. Growing up in deepest Yorkshire, he developed incurable Francophilia at an early age. Emerging from Oxford with a modern languages degree, he narrowly escaped the graduate rat race by hopping on a plane to Canada – and never looked back. More than a decade into a high-powered commercial translation career, he listened to his heart and turned his hand again to the delicate art of literary translation. David has lived in France and Quebec, and now calls beautiful British Columbia home.
We Were The Salt Of The Sea ~Synopsis~
As Montrealer Catherine Day sets foot in a remote fishing village and starts asking around about her birth mother, the body of a woman dredges up in a fisherman’s nets. Not just any woman, though: Marie Garant, an elusive, nomadic sailor and unbridled beauty who once tied many a man’s heart in knots. Detective Sergeant Joaquin Morales, newly drafted to the area from the suburbs of Montreal, barely has time to unpack his suitcase before he’s thrown into the deep end of the investigation.
On Quebec’s outlying Gaspé Peninsula, the truth can be slippery, especially down on the fishermen’s wharves. Interviews drift into idle chit-chat, evidence floats off with the tide and the truth lingers in murky waters. It’s enough to make DS Morales reach straight for a large whisky… Both a dark and consuming crime thriller and a lyrical, poetic ode to the sea, We Were the Salt of the Sea is a stunning, page-turning novel, from one of the most exciting new names in crime fiction.
To win a copy of We Were The Salt Of The Sea please share in the comments a book you enjoyed that took place next to the sea. (Mine is Hell Bay by Kate Rhodes)
The giveaway ends on Monday 12th of March at 12pm. I will announce the winner at 5pm.
Thank you for getting involved with the We Were The Salt Of The Sea blog tour. I wish you the best of luck in the giveaway and if you have already read the novel then please let us know what you thought. I don’t get on well with the sea but this is a crime story that I don’t want to miss out on so I will be tucking into We Were The Salt Of The Sea as soon as my review copy arrives. Make sure you check out all the other stops on the tour and support the bloggers in sharing this novel.