Isla and Ben were just sixteen when the Boxing Day tsunami tore through their beach resort in Thailand. Just days after forming a life-changing bond, both were missing and presumed dead. Unbeknown to each other and haunted by one of the biggest natural disasters in world history, Isla and Ben are living very different lives, until over a decade later when a chance encounter throws them back together.
Based on real life events, The Day of the Wave is a story of healing, learning to let go, and figuring out when to hold on with everything you have left.
The Day of the Wave is an inspiring and touching story about two survivors.
Ben and Izzy are both survivors of a disastrous Tsunami that hit Thailand. They lost not only each other but also people dear to them. That tragic event changed their lives and also their selves forever. Izzy is now living and working in London. But even far away from beaches and waves she still can’t forget. She dreaded the ocean just like every nightmares. Ben on the other hand spend his time traveling, until he decided to go back in Thailand and revived his uncle diving business. He surrounds himself with people who survived the incident. People who understand him without him telling his part of the tragedy.
The Day of the Wave is quite different from other Becky Wick’s novel that I have read. When I signed up for the tour, I expected another light, romantic, and feel good read like those books from Startruck series. The Day of the Wave though has romance is anything but light. It is a story of survival, not just Ben and Izzy’s but also those who are part of the tragedy. Like the locals who are now rebuilding their lives, and their place. It’s a huge step for them — starting all over again.
Ben and Izzy are both strong characters. All the pain and heartache they go through makes them not just survivor or witnesses, they both learned something from it. They become stronger and more mature. Especially Ben who put himself for others, helping the other survivors to rebuild their lives.
Becky Wicks’ description of Thailand is both beautiful and tragic. It’s so easy to get lost in the beautiful scenery and culture of Thailand and feel the lost when the wave hit part of it.
The Day of the Wave tugged some emotional strings inside me. Ben and Isla’s story was sensitively and realistically written. It’s beautiful, touching, and uplifting.
About Becky Wicks:
Becky Wicks lives in Bali and scribbles books, and she’s mostly powered by coffee. Her first book in the Starstruck Series, Before He Was Famous recently reached #1 in Amazon’s Coming of Age and New Adult & College categories, and her three travel books, published by HarperCollins are online to make feet nice and itchy. Mostly though, she loves to write love stories. She blogs most days at beckywicks.com and always welcomes distractions on Twitter @bex_wicks. Especially if you have photos of cats.
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