The Water Keeper

The Water Keeper

Book - 2020
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Murphy Shepherd is a man with many secrets. He lives alone on an island, tending the grounds of a church with no parishioners, and he's dedicated his life to rescuing those in peril. But as he mourns the loss of his mentor and friend, Murph himself may be more lost than he realizes. When he pulls a beautiful woman named Summer out of Florida's Intracoastal Waterway, Murph's mission to lay his mentor to rest at the end of the world takes a dangerous turn. Drawn to Summer, and desperate to find her missing daughter, Murph is pulled deeper and deeper into the dark and dangerous world of modern-day slavery. With help from some unexpected new friends, including a faithful Labrador he plucks from the ocean and an ex-convict named Clay, Murph must race against the clock to locate the girl before he is consumed by the secrets of his past--and the ghosts who tried to bury them.
Publisher: Nashville, Tennessee : Thomas Nelson, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
ISBN: 9780785230915
Branch Call Number: Fiction Mar
Characteristics: 344 pages ; 25 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment
Jul 08, 2020

This is the newest book from one of my favorite authors. I had to patiently wait 2 months past its release date for my library to get it due to being closed during the pandemic. The first 50 pages were confusing and filled with so much boat terminology and descriptions of the Florida waterways that I was about ready to call it quits. How could this be the Charles Martin book I was so anxiously awaiting. But once the dog got on board things started getting better. One by one, Murph picks up more strays and the cast of heartfelt characters CM is known for brought the book to life. The action scenes are over the top and you have to suspend belief that Murph and Gunner can survive all the bullets and mayhem. Since I wanted them to survive I was willing to do that. Although I have to admit that this wasn’t one of my favorites by this author, it’s still written in his style that pulls you into the characters and makes you want to read nonstop until the end - I read it in 2 days. Seems like there is a possibility here that he could continue this story with a sequel. I really liked the characters, so minus the boat stuff, I would look forward to seeing this group again.

Apr 13, 2020

I can hardly wait for this book to be released. I love his writing. It is so beautiful.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings

No similar edition of this title was found at PMPL.

Try searching for The Water Keeper to see if PMPL owns related versions of the work.

Suggest for Purchase

To Top