8.25.2023 | Friday

Uncharted Waters

category: Book Reviews

Uncharted Waterstitle: Uncharted Waters
author: Sally Hepworth
series: Getaway #1
published: 31 August 2022
publisher: Amazon Original Stories
genre(s): suspense
pages: 45
source: Kindle Unlimited
format: eBook
buy/shelve it: Amazon | Goodreads

rating: four-half-stars | series rating: five-stars

the blurb

“Speak your truth.” An icebreaker leads to unintended consequences for two strangers aboard a luxury yacht in this seductively twisty short story by the New York Times bestselling author of The Good Sister.
When Ella boards a sumptuous charter off the coast of Australia, she feels…dread. Her husband, Mac, the social butterfly who makes these wellness retreats so much easier to navigate, is stuck at work, leaving her exposed to the other passengers. Luckily, she forms an instant bond with the charismatic Chloe, a newly single woman salving a broken heart. But as the friendship grows, Ella discovers they share more than the need for an escape, and their devastating connection has the power to forever alter their lives.
Uncharted Waters by Sally Hepworth is part of Getaway, a collection of six stories about dream escapes that take unimaginable, even sinister, turns. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single sitting.

a few notes

steamy rating: 🔥🔥
language level:

POV: 3rd person
keywords/phrases: infidelity, marriage, relationships

my review

Uncharted Waters is a short read, set during a week-long retreat on a cruise ship that promotes mindfulness. The passengers are definitely a mixed bag of personalities, which makes from some interesting moments. Among them is Ella, who was supposed to have been on this cruise with her husband, with whom she’s taken the journey before. But at the last minute, something comes up and she decides to go on her own. That’s a decision that changes everything for her.

I would consider the story more of a domestic suspense than a thriller, more relationship-driven and thought-provoking. There were a lot of twists and turns, and it was an enjoyable read.


“The thing that makes ethics interesting is that no two individuals see things the same. We all have our own internal barometer of what’s right and wrong.”

About Sally Hepworth

Sally Hepworth is the New York Times bestselling author of seven novels.

Sally’s books have been heralded “enchanting” by The Herald Sun, “smart and engaging” by Publisher’s Weekly, and New York Times bestselling authors Liane Moriarty and Emily Giffin have praised Sally’s novels as “women’s fiction at its finest” and “totally absorbing”.

Sally’s novels are available worldwide in English and have been translated into 20 languages.

Sally lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and three children.

Rating Report
Overall: four-stars

reading challenges:

  • 2023 Monthly Motif Reading Challenge
  • 2023 PopSugar Reading Challenge
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