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Soft as Water

Robert Conklin

A sensitive loner on the run from his past.


A rebellious young heiress with a death wish.


A bridge brings them together ... a mystery can tear them apart.


Following a life-shattering accident, conscience-stricken Will Archer seeks refuge in a small Ohio River town, where he plans to live out his life as a virtual hermit. But a chance encounter with Essence Warner, orphaned daughter of a jazz saxophonist and an aristocratic socialite, entangles him in a quest to discover the truth behind the cold case of her parents' mysterious deaths.


As Will deciphers clues, he becomes romantically entwined with Essence, forming a relationship that draws him into a sordid underbelly of small-town existence that threatens his own life. At the same time, he uncovers a dark secret that could set Essence free from her own path of self-destruction-or does she have a plan of her own?


Soft as Water is a novel about bridges-between strangers across a river-and the dangers of mutual attraction when worlds divided by race, wealth, and culture collide. In the end, though, the novel offers a glimmer of hopefulness that survivors of trauma-physical, emotional, and sexual-can transcend their circumstances and find redemption through connection.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Skip the Preface Publishing
  • Publish Date: Feb 29th, 2024
  • Pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.75in - 1.06lb
  • EAN: 9798987230145
  • Categories: Thrillers - SuspenseMystery & Detective - GeneralCrime
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