This tale of death, survival and working to overcome horrific obstacles had me full “submerged” in the characters and their tale.
When 911 phone operator gets a call he knows immediately he can change the life of another but doesn’t realize how quickly this call would change his own life. Tardif’s brilliance was eminent in sucking me into the situation while she described the lives of two main characters simultaneously.
Being a paramedic is challenging, just as is being a 911 operator but being one still living with the guilt of the death of another seems unbearable but Marcus teachers us about belief, responsibility and determination. At the same time Rebecca teaches us the importance of self-worth, dedication and staying calm when everything else screams hectic.
We can all learn a bit from the tragedy of others and Submerged does this by making each character our best friend, spouse, parent or child and telling their story without anything but believable faith.
Thanks for reading,