Water's Edge (Troubled Times, #1)
by Rachel Meehan
With their own water and power supplies, fourteen year old Nairne, her brother Zane and father Daniel are well prepared to cope with the effects of climate change, but most people are less fortunate. Thousands are fleeing the chaos and social unrest brought about by severe floods, heat waves and droughts which are sweeping across the UK.
When Nairne persuades her father to house some of the evacuees on their smallholding in the south of Scotland she plunges the family into a world of violence, deception and murder.
Nairne soon discovers the truth. With society at breaking point, she has to grow up quickly as she alone can take revenge on those responsible. She discovers that the fortress Daniel built to give his children a chance, has become the prize in a struggle where winning can mean the difference between life and death.
This book caught my attention because it was a story dealing with Global Warming. The book was told from the a third person point of view. Nairne was the main character and it starts off with her mother dying. Nairne lives with her father Daniel and her brother Zane. Her father Daniel is a Carpenter, her brother Zane was in an accident and sustained severe head trauma, so he was held back a year in school and his learning skills are a bit slower than normal.
The story was set in the UK. The details the author uses to describe London was great and I could see it perfectly clear. I could feel and see all of the details in my head as the author was describing them.
I found the story predictable in places but I still found myself wanting to see how things played out. The ending of the book I found interesting. I feel as if the story was unfinished at the end. So I can not wait till the second book comes out.