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Drowning
     

Drowning

2.8 28
by Susan Wingate
 
Even with her mother's death days away, even as her marriage is falling apart, Euly Winger leaves home, returning to the place she grew up in order to uncover a dark secret about her parent's divorce.

On her search for answers, Euly meets up with an old family friend - now broken and drunk - who tries to seduce her in a trade for information. After rejecting his

Overview

Even with her mother's death days away, even as her marriage is falling apart, Euly Winger leaves home, returning to the place she grew up in order to uncover a dark secret about her parent's divorce.

On her search for answers, Euly meets up with an old family friend - now broken and drunk - who tries to seduce her in a trade for information. After rejecting his advances, she ends up breaking into her aunt's and rummages through her private records. However, after catching her, Aunt Moon tosses Euly out of her home.

With no one else to turn to, she goes back to the drunk. When he ends up attacking her, Euly fights him off. Incensed by her second rejection, he angrily blurts out everything about her parents.

When he finally leaves, she accidentally overdoses, slips into unconsciousness while bathing, nearly drowns, and ends up in the hospital. Two days later, she returns home just hours before her mother dies.

As they sit alone together, Euly asks her mother for the truth.

A suspenseful and inspirational read, DROWNING, a story of love and redemption, loss and forgiveness.

Editorial Reviews

Publisher's Comments - Jennifer E.
"A vivid voice..."
Michelle James Author - Michelle James
"A sensitive tale of love struggling to unwind... Taut narrative... Crisp dialogue..."
Michael Conrad
"A very insightful and moving book... it's a page-turner."
Staff Favorite - Roberts Press
"A staff pick and a favorite."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615448121
Publisher:
Roberts Press
Publication date:
05/28/2011
Pages:
274
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.58(d)

Meet the Author

WINNER OF THE 2011 FORWARD NATIONAL LITERATURE AWARD in the category of Drama

#1 Amazon bestselling author, SUSAN WINGATE, is co-host of the very popular talk radio show, DIALOGUE: BETWEEN THE LINES.

Susan has written several plays, one screenplay, two short story collections and nine novels, four of which have been published and another three slated for publication in 2011 and 2012.

Her amateur sleuth series entitled The Bobby's Diner Series has received acclaim from reviewers and in book competitions.

Her gritty novel, A FALLING OF LAW by JJ Adams is often described as Chandleresque in style.

International bestselling author, Michael Collins, has this to say about A FALLING OF LAW, "So edgy and straightforward talking. [Harvey Fleming] is a rare breed and he's doing exactly what he should be doing."

A lover of the education and the arts, Susan Wingate teaches writing, she draws and paints abstracts using oil as her favored medium.

Susan Wingate lives in Washington State with her husband and with a bunch of animals.

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Drowning 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
leroyroberts More than 1 year ago
First off, I'm a guy, a guy's guy, you know? And, my wife and I were on vacation and I didn't bring a book with me. Well, my wife, Michelle, just finished this book she called a women's fiction book and said that I could read it if I wanted to. I kind of hate to say this but the author's writing was so good it kept me in the story and then there's this husband who, as I read, felt a little like me. And, I was hooked! The story is full of danger but, like, relationship danger and I kind of got lost in the story and before I knew it, I'd finished. The ending will grab you by the throat too so watch out. Wow. Never thought I would like a girl's read but this one was fantastic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very good book about a relationship of mother and daughter. Secrets and how they can affect lives. I plan to read more by this author
Impersunator More than 1 year ago
I read this book in two sittings. Not only did I connect with the protagonist, I thought that she handled herself very well throughout the book, even under the pressure. I could sense Euly’s emotions as she struggled with her mother’s death and her failing marriage, yet was relieved as she made good decisions about her own live. No life runs smoothly and perfectly, but Euly was able to hold herself together through everything. Great book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing charactarization! Breath taking suspense.
amiewood More than 1 year ago
I set this book down after reading the last words and I was weeping. This is a profoundly moving story about a mother and her daughters, especially Euly. Not only have I fallen in love with this story but the author as well. I'll be following Susan Wingate's work for years to come.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read every book written by Jodi Piccoult and Kristin Hannah. They are brilliant writers! To compare their books to this book is ludicrous! No comparison at all. I hope the author.has another job because she will not make it in this field.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Whoever put this book in a league with Maeve Binchy was just way wrong. I've read every Binchy book and loved everyone, and I'm so sad there will be no more. Really, the only good thing I can say about this book is that it was short (123 pages). Thank goodness! It was a convoluted mess of words. It had characters that came out of no where and you never found out who they were and the characters that could be defined were not likeable...none of them. Would definitely not recommend.
AuthorBookLover More than 1 year ago
A blend of literary fiction and suspense. I really liked this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am only 20 pages in and am already irritated by the typos. The print is huge so the 119 page book is really more like a short story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
...just not that engaging or well developed
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Big disappointment...lots of editing mistakes and no story line.
cap10walls More than 1 year ago
The first chapter with the little girl caught me! Made me buy it, but then as I read, I realized this book wasn't what I thought it was. It was boring and the plot was stupid. I get that it is a mother/daughter story but come on... zzzzzzz. I didn't even finish it, I removed it from my library.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although there were parts of this book that I truly enjoyed, the plot was confusing and very fragmented. I'm an avid reader and I thought this book was terrible!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was one long whine. Rambling plot. Very dissappointed because i usually like this auther.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wingate amazes me! Love her works, always twist and turns, very unexpected. The woman is a literally genius, in my eyes.
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This is not one of those "can't put it down" books. Rather, I wondered why I continued to waste my time reading this. Very pooly written - didn't anyone proof read this before posting this as a "book"? Boring, predictable, and disjointed. NO comparison to Jodi Picoult. What a lie that was
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Not sure what point was confusing and time went at different speeds. Not sure I would her again.
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Had trouble with it showing on my Tablet. Had to read in computer. Yes, I archived and unarchived, did not work.
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