Learning to Swim follows the story of a woman named Troy Chance as she tries to piece together the mystery of the little boy she rescued after he was thrown off of a ferry. This novel was a quick read and there were only very minor lulls in the story.
I really liked Troy as she struggled with doing the right thing in regards to the young child and what her true desires were. She has a lot of compassion and it was easy to want to cheer her on as she tried to conquer every twist and turn that the next few months gave her. However, with the other characters it was clear that author Sara J. Henry was trying to make the reader guess if they were to be trusted or not, and sometimes the attempts were just paper thin.
Also, the mystery side of things was wrapped up fairly quickly, almost too quickly. I would have liked for there to been a little more suspense or explanation before just wrapping everything up with a neat little bow. The ending did leave something to be desired, I’m not sure if it is because Henry is looking toward a sequel or if that’s how things just end, but there really needed to be a little something more for the reader to feel like the story was complete.
I give this book 3.5 out of 5 stars.