Review: The Swing Over the Ocean by David Abare

Published September 25, 2017 by Salbare Publishing LLC


When I first came across this novel, I was immediately pulled in by the cover. I loved it. The description also intrigued me.

A man saves a little girl, and as his world changes overnight, he hopes he can save himself.”

Stephen Alexander decides to stop for a vanilla shake after seeing a friend. When he sees a man carrying a little girl he doesn’t really think anything of it. But then he hears the words that will change his life forever….

 “Where is my daddy?”

“Who are you? I wanna get down”

Stephen intervenes and his actions spiral into something bigger than he ever could have imagined. Was it a case of just being in the right place at the right time? Or is this something bigger for Stephen?

This was a bit of a coming of age story (even though the main character is an adult). Stephen has lived his life a certain way and now that he’s been thrust into the spotlight, he’s not sure if he wants his life to continue on the way it has. We learn a lot about Stephen. He’s a hard character to like at first. However, he grew on me and I was hoping for the best for him.

The story was told from a few different perspectives and was a little confusing at times. I also had a bit of a hard time keeping some of the characters names straight. That being said the story is a good one. It kept me gripped and I really wanted to see how things were going to turn out for Stephen.

Overall, I enjoyed this novel and I loved the story behind the cover and the title.

I’d like to thank the author, David Abare for sending me a copy of “The Swing Over the Ocean”.  All opinions are my own.


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