The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon audiobook

The Drowning Kind

By Jennifer McMahon
Read by Imani Jade Powers  and Joy Osmanski

Simon & Schuster Audio, Simon & Schuster 9781982153922

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781797119045

  • ISBN: 9781797119038

Runtime: 11.82 Hours
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Invited and The Winter People comes a chilling new novel about a woman who returns to the old family home after her sister mysteriously drowns in its swimming pool…but she’s not the pool’s only victim.

Be careful what you wish for.

When social worker Jax receives nine missed calls from her older sister, Lexie, she assumes that it’s just another one of her sister’s episodes. Manic and increasingly out of touch with reality, Lexie has pushed Jax away for over a year. But the next day, Lexie is dead: drowned in the pool at their grandmother’s estate. When Jax arrives at the house to go through her sister’s things, she learns that Lexie was researching the history of their family and the property. And as she dives deeper into the research herself, she discovers that the land holds a far darker past than she could have ever imagined.

In 1929, thirty-seven-year-old newlywed Ethel Monroe hopes desperately for a baby. In an effort to distract her, her husband whisks her away on a trip to Vermont, where a natural spring is showcased by the newest and most modern hotel in the Northeast. Once there, Ethel learns that the water is rumored to grant wishes, never suspecting that the spring takes in equal measure to what it gives.

A haunting, twisty, and compulsively readable thrill ride from the author who Chris Bohjalian has dubbed the “literary descendant of Shirley Jackson,” The Drowning Kind is a modern-day ghost story that illuminates how the past, though sometimes forgotten, is never really far behind us.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Narrators Joy Osmanski and Imani Jade Powers shine in this haunting novel. Osmanski voices the story of Jax…[whose] contemporary story alternates with the 1929 story of Ethel Monroe, voiced by Powers…Powers’s perfect pacing creates a supernatural, eerie atmosphere filled with regret and desperation.” AudioFile
“A fast-paced tug of war between suspicion and the supernatural.” Sue Rainsford, author of Follow Me to Ground
“McMahon has a gift for creating creepy atmosphere and letting spooky suggestions linger in the mind. She’s also adept at weaving legends and stories into the fabric of what feels like real life, because her characters are so believably vulnerable.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“This streamlined supernatural thriller is built on gifted storytelling and has the atmosphere of a fireside ghost tale, woven with strands of longing and regret.” Booklist
“Marvelously chilling, elegantly written, a true page-turner. I couldn’t wait to get to the end; I also wanted to savor every page.” Janelle Brown, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Jennifer McMahon

Author Bio: Jennifer McMahon

Jennifer McMahon is the author of Dismantled, the New York Times bestseller Island of Lost Girls, and the breakout debut novel Promise Not to Tell, among other works. She lives in Vermont with her partner, Drea, and their daughter, Zella.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Thrillers
Runtime: 11.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English