The Drowning Kind, a review by Tanya

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The Drowning Kind
Jennifer McMahon
Narrator Joy Osmanski, Imani Jade Powers

Approx 12 hours
Published April 6, 2021 by Simon and Schuster Audio

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The cover is brilliant! Both beautiful and chilling.

I have The Winter People sitting on my shelf and have not yet picked it up to read. I often hear about how creepy that book is and I am eager to work that into my TBR schedule this year. When I saw this new book available as an audiobook on NetGalley, I was so excited to request and be approved for it. Being my first read from Jennifer McMahon, I was eager to get started.

The idea of a ‘haunted’ body of water is nothing new. In fact, as I grew up, I always had thoughts that there were spirits in most bodies of water. To have a story that focuses on this idea drew me to it immediately.

The dual timelines showing both the past and present experience with the families that lived or visited the springs was well laid out. Both timelines were interesting and kept me intrigued to see how/if they would connect together in the end.

Characters were likable. Mental illness for some characters was woven into the story, creating the ’did it happen or was it all in her head’ paradox.

The narrators did a great job for the audiobook, making it easy for me to connect with the characters.

I really enjoyed the story, and the mystery was interesting. However, there wasn’t anything really creepy or even shocking that occurred, so it was a good, solid read, but not spectacular.

Thank you to Simon and Schuster Audio and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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