The Drowning Game: A Novel

The Drowning Game: A Novel

by LS Hawker

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They said she was armed.
They said she was dangerous.
They were right.

Petty Moshen spent eighteen years of her life as a prisoner in her own home, training with military precision for everything, ready for anything. She can disarm, dismember, and kill—and now, for the first time ever, she is free.

Her paranoid father is dead, his extreme dominance and rules a thing of the past, but his influence remains as strong as ever. When his final will reveals a future more terrible than her captive past, Petty knows she must escape—by whatever means necessary.

But when Petty learns the truth behind her father's madness—and her own family—the reality is worse than anything she could have imagined. On the road and in over her head, Petty's fight for her life has just begun.

Fans of female-powered thrillers will love debut author LS Hawker and her suspenseful tale of a young woman on the run for her future…and from the nightmares of her past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062435170
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/22/2015
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 107,277
File size: 757 KB

About the Author

LS Hawker grew up in suburban Denver, indulging her worrisome obsession with true-crime books, and writing stories about anthropomorphic fruit and juvenile delinquents. She wrote her first novel at 14.

Armed with a B.S. in journalism from the University of Kansas, she had a radio show called “People Are So Stupid,” edited a trade magazine and worked as a traveling Kmart portrait photographer, but never lost her passion for fiction writing.

She’s got a hilarious, supportive husband, two brilliant daughters, and a massive music collection. She lives in Colorado but considers Kansas her spiritual homeland. She is the author of The Drowning Game, a USA Today Bestseller, and Body and Bone. Visit her website at

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The Drowning Game: A Novel 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was immediately sucked in. I stayed up all night to finish. Great plot!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this very much!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As.a.casual reader, I found this book fast paced, entertaining and a good read. Took me 2 days to finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Held my attention from the beginning. Great believable characters in a most creative plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The first person transitions were a bit jarring, but the book was otherwise we'll written. The story was fast paced, and engaging.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed following this book. I really didn't see a problem with first person changing... each chapter was clearly marked with who was speaking. Such a good who-done-it! I'm pick to get another book by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It kept my interest from beginning to end. I'm not really good a writing reviews, but you won't regret this purchase.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Entertaining Held my interest
EmmabBooks More than 1 year ago
A Fast Paced Thriller with Twists Petty's father dies and, for the first time in her 18 year old unconventional life, Petty is alone miles from anywhere and anyone, in a remote part of Kansas. Finally she can live the "normal" life she has always dreamed of and planned for. However dreams can be thwarted, even by the dead. This fast paced thriller follows Petty, over a short timeline, as she tries to escape the future her father has planned for her, outrun the police and various others out to get her, and find out why her father brought her up in the way he did. The few main characters come to life as Petty uses all her wits, and father's training, to try to survive and discover the truth about herself and her family. I loved this book. I found it exciting and gripping, plus it has some interesting psychological angles. I was totally involved with the main characters, and enjoyed the cliff hangers many chapters ended with. No question that is a 5* rating from me, because of the enjoyment and entertainment value of the book.
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nooklooker More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. You're reading it from the the two main characters' point of view which I liked. Main character is a badass that can clearly take care of herself.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More than one character referring to themself in the first person - you have ro read several paragraphs to figure out who it is - not bothering to finish, glad it was cheap.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book hope to get to read more !!!
Rogue428 More than 1 year ago
An outstanding mystery with extremely unique but relatable characters and plot twists galore! If you can see this ending coming, it's because you peeked at the last few pages. Wow!