The Drowning Kind

The Drowning Kind

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.

Title:The Drowning Kind
ISBN:9781982153922
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  • Mary Beth

    The year is 1929 in Lanesborough, New Hampshire. Ethel Montrose is married to Will Montrose who is called Dr. Montrose to everyone else. Ethel calls herself Mrs. Will Montrose. Ethel wishes to have a ...

  • marilyn

    The Drowning Kind, by Jennifer McMahon, is one supernatural, creepy, spooky, twisty, story. I enjoyed the different timelines and working to figure out how the various characters connected to the old ...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Holly molly chips without guacamole! Another mind blurring, nail biter, soul shaker, stomach churning novel just crushed my mind!!!Okay: there are two types of books: the forgettable ones: you give yo...

  • Jayme

    BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR!There was a nursery rhyme recited by the children of Brandenburg, Vermont in the 1900's.A time when people like Ethel O'Shay, believed in Superstitions, like carrying a sp...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    This was the first book that I’ve read by this author and I think it’s a good one. I found this to be engaging, page turning and “ghostly”, although at times I had some problems with believabi...

  • DeAnn

    5 Ghostly StarsThis was a fascinating, creepy tale that I didn’t want to end. And when it was over, I had to re-read the ending!! This was my second book by this author and she’s a winner for me.T...

  • Michael David

    “The pool gives and the pool takes.”Jax is a social worker who receives many missed calls from her sister, Lexie, one night. Unable to answer, she wakes up the next morning to find out Lexie drown...

  • Julie (JuJu)

    If you’re looking for a creepy October read, this paranormal thriller is it!! Dual timelines with separate stories that evolve around a mysterious spring with magical healing powers! Wow...I was cau...

  • Susan

    More Than a Game Jax’s sister has been found dead in the swimming pool on her late Grandmother’s estate. It’s a special pool with reported healing powers from the springs underground feeding it....

  • Nenia ?? Socially Awkward Trash Panda ?? Campbell

    Jennifer McMahon is the universe's answer to the question "what do I read after Gillian Flynn?"...