The Drowning

The Drowning Every summer camp has a ghost story For Alex Parson that story came true and twenty one years later the ghost from that story is back for revenge Every summer camp has a ghost story While Alex is wo

  • Title: The Drowning
  • Author: J.P. Smith
  • ISBN: 1492669008
  • Page: 474
  • Format: Paperback
  • Every summer camp has a ghost story For Alex Parson, that story came true and twenty one years later, the ghost from that story is back for revenge Every summer camp has a ghost story While Alex is working as a swimming instructor at a rural boys camp, he hears the tale of John Otis, who is rud to snatch one boy from the camp every seventh summer It s a ridiculous Every summer camp has a ghost story For Alex Parson, that story came true and twenty one years later, the ghost from that story is back for revenge Every summer camp has a ghost story While Alex is working as a swimming instructor at a rural boys camp, he hears the tale of John Otis, who is rud to snatch one boy from the camp every seventh summer It s a ridiculous story, clearly meant to rile up the campers.The next day, an eight year old boy named Joey Proctor is in Alex s swimming group Frustrated by Joey s fear of the water, Alex leaves him on a raft in the lake, tells him to swim back on his own, and storms off Alex returns after nightfall to find the raft empty Joey is never seen again.Now, twenty one years later, Alex is a wealthy Manhattan based real estate developer with a trophy wife and two young daughters But someone is after Alex it seems Joey Proctor is back, and he wants revenge Get A Copy Kindle Store StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 336 pages Published January 8th 2019 by Sourcebooks Landmark More Details ISBN 1492669008 ISBN13 9781492669005 Other Editions 4 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about The Drowning, p

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      J.P Smith was born in New York City and began his writing career in England, where he lived for several years with his wife and daughter, and where his first novel was published As a screenwriter, he was an Academy Nicholl Fellowship Semifinalist in 2014 The Drowning, a psychological thriller published in January 2019 by Sourcebooks Landmark, is his seventh novel.His eighth, If She Were Dead, w J.P Smith was born in New York City and began his writing career in England, where he lived for several years with his wife and daughter, and where his first novel was published As a screenwriter, he was an Academy Nicholl Fellowship Semifinalist in 2014 The Drowning, a psychological thriller published in January 2019 by Sourcebooks Landmark, is his seventh novel.His eighth, If She Were Dead, will be published in 2020

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    • 3.5 thrilling stars for this puzzling mystery filled with highly detestable characters It s the end of summer at Camp Waukeelo and eight year old Joey Proctor is still scared of the water and hasn t learned to swim Swim instructor Alex Mason isn t about to let Joey detract from his promise that all campers would know how to swim by the end of camp Alex believes in learning by doing so he pulls young Joey to the deep end of the lake, hauling him onto a raft and swimming away Joey has two o [...]


    • When the Author of this book was eight years old, he was left on a raft and told by a camp counselor that he had to either swim back even though he did not know how to swim and was afraid of deep water or stay on the raft and die That memory stayed with him and became the inspiration for this novel.Eight year old Joey Proctor has been taken to summer camp by his parents It is his first time away from home and he is naturally nervous Listening to the camp fire stories about an urban legend, When [...]


    • Joey must have moved the moment the shutter opened Because his face, out of all the others, was slightly blurred As if he were already existing in another time, midway between life and death Alex Mason has everything he ever wanted He s a successful, well respected, property developer a self made man, living in a million dollar home, with his beautiful blonde wife, and two adoring daughters But someone is intent on destroying Alex s picture perfect life Because Alex has a secret one [...]


    • The story around the campfire at the boys summer camp is about a man named John Otis, who lives somewhere in the woods and snatches a boy from camp ever seven years What does he do to the boy once he s kidnapped him The endless speculation keeps the boys up at night, especially when eight year old Joey does in fact go missing Arrogant camp counselor Alex is frustrated that Joey still hasn t learned to swim by the end of the summer He leaves Joey in a raft and tells him that if he wants to c The [...]


    • The Drowning, J P Smiths seventh novel to date, is a dark and murky psychological thriller It explores the propensity for a deep, dark secret buried long ago, and stored like all our repressed memories in the most inaccessible depths of our brain so as not to hurt us, to reappear Sometimes they stay buried the way you want them to, but most of the time they resurface unannounced in a spectacular fashion causing a myriad of unwanted consequences Although Smith uses well recognised tropes he The D [...]


    • The story starts with a group of young boys sitting around a campfire The cam counselors are also there telling the kids about an urban legend A man would kidnap a child every 7 years.That should be scary enough, but reality is much frightening Twenty years ago a camp counselor punished a young boy by putting him on a raft in the middle of the lake then promptly forgot all about him The young boy disappeared, presumably drowned.That brings the reader to the present The camp co The story starts w [...]


    • I just love it when a thriller totally takes me by surprise, and The Drowning drew me in straight away with its dual timeline that introduced what was to be a multi layered, irresistible mystery 21 years ago, eight year old Joey Proctor disappeared without a trace from summer camp Some of the other boys are convinced he has fallen victim to urban legend John Otis, the evil man who is rumoured to have been behind the disappearance of several boys in these very woods The police, on the other ha I [...]


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