The Drowning Kind

Written by:
Jennifer McMahon

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
April 2021
11 hours 48 minutes
In this “blisteringly suspenseful tale that will keep you up at night” (Wendy Webb, author of Daughters of the Lake), a woman returns to the old family home after her sister mysteriously drowns in its swimming ​pool…but she’s not the pool’s only victim.

Be careful what you wish for.

When Jax receives nine missed calls from her older sister, Lexie, she assumes that it’s just another one of her sister’s episodes. Manic and increasingly out of touch with reality, Lexie has pushed Jax away for over a year. But the next day, Lexie is dead: drowned in the pool at their grandmother’s estate. When Jax arrives at the house to go through her sister’s things, she 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.

In 1929, thirty-seven-year-old newlywed Ethel Monroe hopes desperately for a baby. In an effort to distract her, her husband whisks her away on a trip to Vermont, where a natural spring is showcased by the newest and most modern hotel in the Northeast. Once there, Ethel learns that the water is rumored to grant wishes, never suspecting that the spring takes in equal measure to what it gives.

A modern-day ghost story that illuminates how the past, though sometimes forgotten, is never really far behind us, The Drowning Kind “is satisfying on every level: Marvelously chilling, elegantly written, a true page-turner” (Janelle Brown, New York Times bestselling author).
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loved this book. really hooked me

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Dena Knight

This is the third book of hers that I have read, and I have loved all 3. But each one seems to get better. The narrator did a fantastic job as well.

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Joanna M.

I didn't think I would like this book, but it turned out better than I expected. There are a lot of little details the author could have skipped, but overall it was an enjoyable book.

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Angie M.

Sorry to say I didn’t care for this book, so I’m glad it wasn’t long. The narrator (current times) was too forced. There was a good twist at the end but overall it was predictable and overly formal. There’s a plot line that was never resolved - her client. So I guess it just left me with more questions.

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Jennifer McMahon is a new to me author, and after listening to The Drowning Kind, she is now a must read. The Drowning Kind goes back and forth in time. Lex, in present time, and Ethel, in the past, and through the book we find how their stories merge. This book was so delightfully creepy and I am still feeling shivers down my spine just thinking about it. The pool, kind of a lake, is the center of the story. I will never swim in a non-chlorinated body of water again! The narrators were awesome. Thank you to Netgalley and Simon & Schuster Audio for the ARC. All opinions expressed are my own.

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