When I read the premise for The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon, I knew I had to read it. I mean, a creepy old mansion shrouded by a dark legend? That’s definitely something I want to read about.
First, a quick synopsis: “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. But the next day, Lexie is dead: drowned in the pool at their grandmother’s estate. Jax 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.”
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The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon: My Thoughts
This is a book you definitely want to put on your radar.
I won’t share too much, because it’s best to go into this one without any spoilers. But essentially it’s about two sisters and the aging mansion where they spent their summers growing up. There’s a pool there that’s fed by a natural spring said to have healing powers – but it has a sordid past.
This story was so creepy and atmospheric, with dual timelines and a growing sense of dread you won’t be able to shake. It had a small-town feel, which I’m always on board with. I loved that there were multiple mystery threads throughout the story – definitely kept me turning the pages. And you can’t help but feel for the main character, Jackie.
This book totally sucked me in. I read it in two sittings and still haven’t stopped thinking about it. If you like thrillers that send a shiver down your spine: read this!
Rating: 4.5 (out of 5) stars
Release date: April 6th, 2021
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