Author: K.P Kollenborn Title: How the Water Falls Release Date: June 23, 2014 Reviewer: Margaret Millmore via Book Explosions Rating: 4 Stars
Review:Although this is a work of fiction, the author has done an amazing job in her research and portrayal of one the most horrific episodes of South African (and human) history. The author takes us through the journey of two specific women, one white, one black and their struggles to end apartheid and the suffering and death it created, but also the deep and loving friendship that developed between them. The only reason I gave this 4 stars was due to a variety of typographical and editing errors that appeared about half-way through the book and continued through the end (although they don’t distract too much from the story, so please don’t be deterred). However this is such a powerful and moving story that I couldn’t put it down and it’s left a haunting impression on me that will stay with me for quite some time. If you’re interested in historical fiction, this is the book for you. But beware, this book is not for the faint of heart, the horrors depicted are graphic and atrocious, but more importantly, historically correct and that is the true horror.