The Art of Drowning

The Art of Drowning

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by Frances Fyfield
     
 

A loner. A liar. A secret.

Let the games begin.

Accountant Rachel Doe leads a sheltered, beige-colored life… Until she meets Ivy, who is everything Rachel isn’t. Ivy is a wild child. She is charismatic and seductive, a charmer with tragedy in her past. The two women begin an intense and unexpected friendship.

But, as the intimacy

Overview

A loner. A liar. A secret.

Let the games begin.

Accountant Rachel Doe leads a sheltered, beige-colored life… Until she meets Ivy, who is everything Rachel isn’t. Ivy is a wild child. She is charismatic and seductive, a charmer with tragedy in her past. The two women begin an intense and unexpected friendship.

But, as the intimacy between them escalates, Rachel is drawn deeper into the darkness that surrounds Ivy—and the secrets that hide there. In the bestselling tradition of Gone Girl and Reconstructing Amelia, this riveting psychological thriller.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062300935
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/08/2013
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
100
Sales rank:
200,727
File size:
566 KB

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Meet the Author

Frances Fyfield has spent much of her professional life practicing as a criminal lawyer, work that has informed her highly acclaimed novels. She has been the recipient of both the Gold and Silver Crime Writers' Association Daggers. She is also a regular broadcaster on Radio 4, most recently as the presenter of the series Tales from the Stave. She lives in London and in Deal, overlooking the sea, which is her passion.

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The Art Of Drowning 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A totally absorbing and harrowing crime thriller with psychological interest, ala P.D. James or Ruth Rendell. Deserves the claim page-turner, as the suspense builds and the foreshadowing deepens around Rachel, the heroine. Nothing can be trusted, by her or the reader--not the glamorous Ivy, who befriends the lonely Rachel, not the sylvan idyll of Ivy's family at the farm. A great book for rooting for the good guys and fearing the bad guys, with no guarantees. And, as a bonus, good solid three-dimensional characters, including a charming cop. Very British, very literate, very smart. Cost me some hours of sleep.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read a lot of mysteries but had never read one by this author before. I enjoyed this one so much, I've ordered two more of her books. The book was well-plotted and the characterization was very good. Not being able to predict the ending is always a plus for me, so that added to my enjoyment. A thoroughly enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great mystery/thriller. What a page turner!
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One of the few books that I couldn't get through. Though there are several interesting characters, the plot is slower than a snail.
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DebbyJ More than 1 year ago
Very English who dun it. Keeps you off balance until toward the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Carries her then drops her at shore to rest. She picks her up again and takes her to snowfall res 2(gtg bbl)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*they race to the scene* Sorasky:oh my Shadowkit:*his bright green eyes widen in fear*