Friday, April 18, 2014

Review: The Drowning

The Drowning
The Drowning by Rachel Ward

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Carl is alive and his brother is dead. Unfortunately, Carl’s memory of what happened is spotty and what he does remember leads him to believe that he killed his brother. This feeling becomes more intense when he sees his brother every time he is wet. He learns that his brother’s girlfriend was also there, but she doesn’t want to talk about what happened. Carl must convince her to trust him before his brother’s spirit takes revenge.

The Drowning is a book that is hard to place in a neat little box. Ninety-five percent of the story is realistic with the issues that everyone experiences with the loss of a loved one, but the other five percent is horror/fantasy due to the haunting spirit. Readers will have to decide for themselves if what Carl is seeing is real or a coping mechanism of his brain. Either way, Ward has created a gripping tale that will captivate the reader and keep their attention till the end.

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