Author Amy Waeschle deftly explores an emotionally charged landscape of love, loss, and despair—and the risks one woman will take to save a fallen family member.
When volcano seismologist Dr. Cassidy Kincaid wraps up her field season on Costa Rica’s most active volcano, she heads to the beach for a rare treat: five days of surfing and relaxation. But a call from a family member forces a change in plans. Cassidy’s miscreant stepbrother, Reeve, has gone missing in the nearby town of Tamarindo.
The last thing Cassidy needs is a risky adventure, especially one involving Reeve. The last time she saw him, a police officer was shoving him into a patrol car. However, Cassidy discovers that Reeve had called her on the night he was last seen. Had it been a desperate cry for help?
Driven by guilt, Cassidy vows to find Reeve, and embarks on a journey that will lead her into the underbelly of the Latin American surfing world. A place of deceit and darkness, of oppression and terror. Though what she learns about Reeve will surprise her, the journey comes at a terrible price, threatening everything she’s come to trust about herself, love, and her fiancé’s recent death.
With surf scenes from Costa Rica and Nicaragua’s best waves, Love in the Time of Surfing delivers a gripping and heartbreaking story about the lengths we are willing to go to save our family, and how the choices we make have the power to either redeem or destroy us.
BIOGRAPHY Author of the surf travel memoir Chasing Waves, A Surfer's Tale of Obsessive Wandering, and Going Over the Falls, a novel about surfing, love, and loss. I'm also a professional editor of YA and adult fiction. I like traveling, surfing, and being outside with my family.
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