Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Review: Flow Like Water by Mark Burley

Flow Like Water (Hit the Ground Running Series, #2)

“Run, Eric—go as far as you can as fast as you can. I will find you.”

Eric Bakker’s search isn’t over. The conspiracy revealed by his parents’ research goes deeper than he could have imagined, into a place and an organisation with as much history—and secrecy—as any in the world. Getting in won’t be easy, and he’ll need help from his friends more than ever. But when one of them commits a personal sacrifice so Eric can escape from the killers known as the Vidi, the fallout threatens to split the group apart.

Tess has been there from the beginning, but with the addition of Angel, the daughter of another researcher, she begins to doubt her role. Soon after, new information about her father’s death puts her at a crossroads that will force her to choose between Eric’s ​search for answers and her own.

For Eric, overcoming physical and mental obstacles is built into his parkour training philosophy, but the farther he goes in his search, the bigger the obstacles become. What he eventually discovers no one was ever supposed to find. Ultimately, his path leads to a violent encounter in Sicily, this time with no plan and no idea what he's up against. Eric knows that whatever he encounters, he will have to adapt and react. As the saying goes, he will have to be like water. And like water, he will flow or he will crash.

I had loved Hit the Ground Running and was quite excited to read Flow Like Water. The book didn't disappoint me at all, in fact, I think it's even better than the first one. Story just got more complicated, more thrilling, and much more adventurous. Eric, his brother, and his team are all on the quest to look for Eric's parents and other scientists who have gone missing. Some were found dead and it's all related to mysterious group of people who wish to keep themselves hidden from the world. They've managed to do so for many years but it might not be possible any more. But for now, Eric and his friends want to stay safe and find out the truth about everyone who went missing or tuned up dead.

The journey they are on, will take them from Canada to Europe. They will face many foes, find some new friends, and in the end get close to achieving their goal. But maybe there is more at stake than they think. Tess finds out things about her father which made her wonder about the truth. Eric and Micheal are still looking for their parents. Angel is helping them because her own father is now missing. Williams got separated and they don't know where he is and even if he is alive or not. Twins are still helping them but who knows until when. They are all in danger and they need each other to get out of their ordeal alive. But will their team be able to stay together, with all the tension brewing between them or not, is yet to be determined.

The best thing about this book is how it keeps readers on their toes. It had me second guessing everything. The excitement of the chase is quite real and I find it very entertaining. It takes you to different places, as some of the mystery is unravelled, yet there are things that still need to be explained. I hope the next book is just as good as this one, because now my expectation is quite high and I'd be looking forward to reading it.

P.S. I received a complimentary copy of this book via NetGalley.

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