The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon
Narrated by Joy Osmanski and Imani Jade Powers
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date: April 6, 2021
Date Read: March 18, 2021
Length: 11 hours and 48 minutes
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
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.Amazon | Audible | BAM! | Barnes & Noble | IndieBound | Kobo
I enjoyed this audiobook! This was my first experience with this author’s work and it was a good one. I was quickly drawn into this story and was eager to see how things would develop in the story. I really liked the creepy atmosphere and thought that both timelines added a lot to the overall story. I found this to be a very entertaining and well-written novel.
About the Author
Jennifer McMahon is the author of nine novels, including the New York Times bestsellers Promise Not to Tell and The Winter People. She lives in Vermont with her partner, Drea, and their daughter, Zella.
I thik I saw this one around but I didn't look closer. It looks good!
I requested this one, but have yet to be approved. Glad to see you enjoyed it.
sounds like a great mystery read! it would be interesting to see how the two stories ran parallel against each other.
It sounds like a very interesting read. And I loooove that cover.
I have only read one book by this author, and didn't especially enjoy it. (Dismantled). But this one sounds very good. Thanks for sharing.
I WANT THIS AS AN AUDIOBOOK! This sounds like totally my cup of tea and the synopsis made me raise my eyebrows like DAYUM I wanna know more!!
Thanks for bringing this book to my attention 🙂
oh, modern day ghost story. got my attention
sherry @ fundinmental
Looks like you enjoyed this one. Trying a new author is always fun when you don't know what you'll get.
I'm glad you liked it. It sounds a bit creepy.
Anne – Books of My Heart
Anytime Shirley Jackson is mentioned I know to expect a seriously creepy eerie book. This one sounds a bit different and I'm definitely curious. I'll have to look for this one.
atmospheric and compelling mystery. definitely sounds like a good combination. Also, I absolutely love that cover!!
Two timelines, interesting, and good when it works
That cover is so eye-catching!