The Drowning Girls

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The Drowning Girls by Paula Treick DeBoard is an edgy, dark yet chilling read. Paula Treick DeBoard has brilliantly woven together a story about a family, their secrets, and one person’s major obsession with someone. A suspenseful read that will keep readers, at the edge of their seats. The danger is high and the emotions are intense. It’s hard not to get lost, into the heart of this stunning read. The writer definitely knows how to deliver a novel that will blow readers away. Her writing is very detailed and realistic.

Inside of The Drowning Girls, readers will meet a family who suddenly move into a neighborhood where they don’t belong. Liz McGinnis the wife and mother in this family automatically sense the unwanted arrival immediately. After being introduced to the neighbors, Liz feels that she and her family will never belong to this closed tight society. Then, there’s her gut feeling about one of the girls about her daughter’s age. Something that she can’t put her finger and yet it bothers her. Liz is the kind of woman that is the perfect mother and wife. She wants to make her family happy and keep them safe. Her husband Phil pushes her to mingle with the neighbors. Like he knows better…then suddenly their lives are turned inside out and upside down. The danger sinks in…and it’s only going to get worse…

Overall, I highly recommend The Drowning Girls by Paula Treick DeBoard. Her novel is one that readers won’t want to miss. Captivating from the first page….fast-paced, well-written, and exciting. I loved reading this novel.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher Mira
Publish Date 26-Apr-2016
ISBN 9780778318378 Buy this Book
Issue May 2016
Category Popular Fiction


  1. Val Carper

    A little anti climatic, I felt like the characters didn’t connected and therefore I didnt feel like i “knew them”… certain details were far fetched and unbelievable but there were some an interesting position the characters find themselves in.

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