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The Drowning Girl

by Margaret Leroy

Books of the Month eBooks of the Month Family Drama Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

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May 2009 Book of the Month.


A great read, a well thought-out plot with a good build to the final crisis.  It concerns a disturbed child with a mother who is at her wits’ end to find help.  She eventually takes Sylvie to a professor who deals with children and the paranormal and together they unravel an extraordinary mystery.  It’s well worth reading.

Comparison: Alice Hoffman, Cecelia Ahern, Audrey Niffenegger.

Sarah Broadhurst

The Drowning Girl Synopsis

A haunted child. A desperate mother. An unspeakable truth.

'She's my daughter, but in some weird way I feel she isn't really my child'. Young single mum Grace is drowning. Her little girl Sylvie is distant, troubled and prone to violent tantrums which the child psychiatrists blame on Grace.

But Grace knows there's something more to what's happening to Sylvie. There has to be. Travelling from the London suburbs to the west coast of Ireland, Grace and Sylvie embark on a journey of shocking discovery, forcing Grace to question everything she believes in and changing both their lives forever.

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ISBN: 9780778302704
Publication date: 15/05/2009
Publisher: MIRA Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780778302704
Publication date: 15th May 2009
Author: Margaret Leroy
Publisher: MIRA Books
Format: Paperback
Genres: Books of the Month, eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,

About Margaret Leroy

Margaret Leroy studied music at Oxford. She has written four novels, one of which was televised by Granada and reached an audience of eight million. Margaret has appeared on numerous radio and TV programmes, and her articles and short stories have been published in the Observer, the Sunday Express and the Mail on Sunday. Her books have been translated into ten languages. Margaret is married with two daughters and lives in Surrey.   Author photo © Nikki Gibb

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