The Music of the Deep by Elizabeth Hall

The Music of the Deep

Fleeing an abusive marriage and tormented by her past, Alexandra Turner finds solace in a small coastal town on Puget Sound and a job with a local marine biologist studying orcas.After befriending a group of locals, Alex learns that she has moved to a place that has a reputation of being the “most haunted town in Washington.” Such superstitions would be easy to dismiss…if Alex wasn’t already on edge.Haunted by shreds of memories of her da...

Details The Music of the Deep

TitleThe Music of the Deep
Release DateApr 17th, 2018
PublisherLake Union Publishing

Reviews The Music of the Deep

  • Magdalena aka A Bookaholic Swede
    THE MUSIC OF THE DEEP is the kind of book that I felt hooked me right from the very first page. If I could, would I have read non-stop until I had finished the book, alas I started late in the evening and then had to sleep. I wish more books were like this, captivating and beautifully written.READ THE REST OF THE REVIEW OVER AT FRESH FICTION!
  • Hannelore Cheney
    Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for the eARC.This was a moving, beautiful book filled with likeable characters and lovingly researched information about orcas.Alexandra Turner has fled to a small coastal town on Puget Sound after the death of her mother, finally escaping her abusive 11-year marriage. She will be working for a local marine biologist; an enigmatic, driven woman who has dedicated her life to the plight of the orcas. Sh...
  • Lolly K Dandeneau
    via my blog:'For most of her life, Alex had been the rogue electron, that weird anomaly that orbited just outside the nucleus of the rest of humanity.'Alexandra Turner flees from her abusive marriage to Puget Sound, deciding to work for Dr. Margaret Edwards of renowned marine biologist whose life purpose is focused on Orca whales. The locals of Cooper Cove are superstitious, and swear that the captain’s ho...
  • R
    The Music of the Deep was an engaging read from the first to last page. The title, a reference to the Orca’s rhythmic melodious breaths, gave voice to the beauty and dangers of their existence. The was a well written story with an eerie, captivating setting that set the tone for despair and loss, yet also renewal and hope. The author effectively tackled a myriad of topics such as the paranormal, bullying, and teen relationships. However, the mo...
  • Emily Cavanagh
    The Music of the Deep by Elizabeth Hall is a haunting novel that grabbed me from the first page. When Alex Turner flees to Copper Cove, a small island off the coast of Washington, she’s running away from an abusive marriage and secrets she wants to forget. She has no idea she’s arrived in a community known for its paranormal phenomena. She finds herself working for Maggie , a crotchety and reclusive marine biologist who specializes in the end...
  • Bonnye Reed
    GN The scene is set on Saratoga Island, one of the small islands off of the coast of Washington State, in the wet, chill rainy season of winter so there will be ghosts. Those creaky stairs and echoing footsteps and voices just far enough away so you can't understand what they are saying. Is this island haunted by more than creeping mold and disillusioned, lonely adults for the most part pushing retirement age or above it? Is the fact that the cem...
  • Keirstin Smith
    The music of the deep by Author Elizabeth Hall is a great pyschological thriller that I couldn't put down. The pages turn quick! I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone who loves a good scare and some good thrills.
  • Alina Dinu
    The Music of the Deep is an interesting reading, a blend of thrill, drama, paranormal and marine life. The story’s mood is well implanted, the description of scenery and moments transporting the reader in the book’s action. The characters are complex, with interesting pasts and relationships, marked by life in traumatic ways. I found engaging the role the animals played, the orcas and the intriguing way they painted the story. Their music car...
  • ABCme
    Thank you Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for the ARCEscaping her past, Alex ends up in Copper Cove, Washington State, interning for Maggie, a marine biologist.Copper Cove is a small, tight community where everyone knows anyone. There's laughter and tears, caring and sharing and some highly sensitive individuals. Some say it's haunted and tourists visit to join the ghosttours.Parallel to this cosy environment runs the river that's home to the...
  • Aida Alberto
    I received an advance review copy of this book from NetGalley. All opinions are my own. I absolutely loved this book. Actually I basically read it in one sitting because I just couldn't put it down. I don't know if it was the plot or the author's lyrical writing I am not sure. The characters were well developed and I became emotionally involved with them very easily. I loved the casual mentions of paranormal activity as if it could actually happe...
  • Jennifer
    This is a fun little book - I'd describe it as PNW Gothic and I really enjoyed it. It's a quick read but good character development, really nicely paced and I found myself anxious to get to each next chapter and understand what had happened next to each character (it essentially alternates between the life events of 3 women). Unusually for this type of book, I was equally invested in each character! The "supernatural" is kept pretty light and not...
  • Laura
    Received from NetGalley in exchange for review.This book was fine. It definitely had promise, and I think Hall is a good writer, but the story itself fell flat for me. Things worked out too nicely and too easily, and the culmination of the main plot felt very rushed. I also thought that the different character's plotlines didn't add much to the book, and that Hall would've been better served by focusing on one character's story. The transitions b...
  • Pam
    This is a well written story of a woman trying to get a fresh start after the death of her mother and running away from an abusive relationship. The scenery is beautiful and many times I found myself right there beside Alexandra.The story also includes and hopefully brings to light what is happening to our orca population.Many thanks to Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing for this advanced readers copy.
  • Kathleen Gray
    This is a bittersweet story of three women-told in alternating chapters. Maggie, Emmeline, and Alex all have backstories you can empathize with and although Alex is meant as the "lead," I found Maggie, who works with orcas, the most interesting. I appreciated learning more about those wonderful endangered creatures. This is atmospheric (the paranormal suggested in the blurb is kept to a minimum), nicely plotted, and well written. Thanks to net ga...
  • Melanie
    Set in my favorite part of the US, this book about a woman running away from an abusive relationship was intriguing. I liked the characters and the backstory about the whales was informative and heartbreaking. There were a couple of unanswered questions at the end but the story kept me interested and eager to know more about the characters. Thanks to Netgalley for an advanced reading copy.
  • Judy
    I was hooked from the very beginning by both the interesting characters and the story line. The plot kept me guessing. I thought I had it figured out, but then the ending surprised me.I received an ARC from the publisher through NetGalley.
  • Linda
    A hauntingly, beautiful story featuring several extraordinary women, battling their own demons, overcoming life's trials and forging a friendship surrounded by a spiritually alluring Puget Sound coastal town.
  • Lisa Elizabeth
    This was a bit less of a thriller than I’d hoped for but it was still an interesting, well-written book.
  • Tiffany Coffman
    This is the first I have read from this author and I really enjoyed it. The mysteries surrounding the area and the people there were just enough to keep you going. I voluntary read an advanced copy from Netgalley.
  • Elizabeth
    It took me some time to get through this one. I would normally fly through one of this length within 1-2 days, but it was hard to get into this book. HOWEVER, once I did I was completely hooked!Elizabeth Hall intertwines the lives of Alex, the main character, and Emmie in the most perfect way, to tell the story. Mixed with intrigue, a little comedy and the beautifully written landscape with a touch of the supernatural makes this book a fabulous b...
  • Susan Kaplan
    The Music of the Deep is a title with at least one double entendre. On the surface (no pun intended) it refers to studying how whales communicate, which is what one of the characters has made her life’s work. On a deeper level, it refers to the undercurrents of energy that flow in and out of ourselves and all creatures, living and sometimes dead, in connecting with the Universe.Alexandra has fled from her violently abusive husband to a tiny isl...
  • Dora Okeyo
    There's something a bit surreal, that's lurking beneath the surface of who Alex Turner is. She shows up in a small town with a black eye and takes up work alongside a Marine Biologist, Maggie, and as the two work together, the author slowly peels every layer of each character. What starts out as a hunch slowly takes form and it had me going for a while. I delved into and enjoyed how vivid the characters were. There was a point in the story where ...