Drowning With Others eBook ï Drowning With MOBI

Drowning With Others Drowning With Others was one of my September selections on Prime First Reads Each month is a hit or miss with me but this selection was definitely a hit A fast paced suspense based on lies told in years past and currently The characters were a little out of my league so I had a rough start trying to connect with them but despite that the story itself is as old as time lies deceit murder and cover up I like the writing style of the author and the book succeeded in being uite suspenseful until the end If you like suspense then I definitely recommend Drowning With Others honestly this book had so much potential to be spectacularif i had to uickly describe 'drowning with others' i would say that it is a thriller told in a non linear fashion about a dead body being uncovered in a small community and all of the secrets that are uncovered with it and unfortunately this is a case where the premise was just way exciting than the story itselfdon't get me wrong there were moments i loved and couldn't put down my kindle i particularly loved the old diary entries from our two protagonists andi and ian and finding out what happened when they were at boarding school from two different biased perspectives i loved the exploration of a teacherstudent relationship and the complete power imbalance that comes with it but everything else fell a little flat for methe plot itself left to be desired as did the side characters at the end of the story i found that i only really cared about andi and ian and even then i didn't care that muchif you're after a uick stock standard thriller this book could be right for you but unfortunately i was left wanting a lot than what i got❀ eARC received via netgalley ❀ Ian and Andi Copeland were high school sweethearts at their boarding school Twenty years later they are married and their daughter Cassidy is now a senior at that same school A car is found at the bottom of the local swimming hole with a body in it and it turns out to be a missing teacher from Ian and Andi's senior year at school Cassidy's class is taking on a class project to investigate what happened The Copeland family is drawn into the mystery of what happened and along the way secrets are revealedTold from Andi Ian and Cassidy's points of view Journal entries from Andi and Ian's time at school are used to fill in blanks from their pasts I enjoyed the way the journal entries were included to further explain the characters and their stories Andi and Ian broke up for a little while during their senior year and it seems both of them have secrets from that time in their lives Cassidy is curious about the submerged car but she becomes even curious when she learns things about her parents lives during that time Well drawn and likable charactersFamily drama and a murder mystery The mystery was intriguing especially since it's not really clear if their was foul play or if the car ended up in the water from an accident or suicide As the story continues it seems any of those scenarios is possible The family drama includes Ian and Andi's teenage years and the events currently happening in everyone's livesAn entertaining read but I would have enjoyed suspense A good read for fans of domestic suspense that enjoy relationship drama than suspense This was my First Reads pick for September 2019 No one can keep secrets these days And so begins the exuisitely character driven novel Drowning with Others I started reading this late last night and just finished today I could hardly put it down While it does seem a little too drawn out I found it to be a fun uirky beautifully rendered suspense Perhaps it was all the references to the mid to late 90s when I was in college myself but the book really resonated with me I enjoyed the characters and the mystery was unexpectedly good I thought the book was heading one way yet it went head first in another directionwhich I loved Told from three points of view those of Andi the mother Ian the father and Cassidy their daughter the time frame bounces from present day during Cassidy's senior year in high school to the 1996 97 school year when Ian Andi were the senior it couple at Glenlake Academya prestigious elite boarding school near Chicago It also includes journal entries from each which were probably my favorite sections Truly my only gripe with this story was the Investigative Journalism class trying to solve a 20 year old crime Not sure I really found it plausible as they'd be interfering with an on going investigation Nevertheless I think this one is well worth readingparticularly if you enjoy slow burning mysteries with absolutely awesome red herrings I'm very happy with this as one of my Kindle First selections 35 stars rounded up Man I love mystery books Plus October is definitely getting me into spooky books Drowning With Others was a pretty interesting mystery thriller book that seemed to be tied around one single family The Copelands In this family you will meet Ian Andi and their daughter Cassidy Now this book is told from each of their point of views in like a journal entry style When I first saw this I was a bit hesitant Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't Luckily for me the flow worked overall It was interesting to meet Andi and Ian when they were at this school Then to see Cassidy walking within those same halls in her time A lot of secrets come out especially ones from her own parents It was interesting to see what Cassidy was going to find out but at the same time I feel like since her parents were involved maybe she should've have been on the investigation project No idea if that's a thing though Besides all the drama the mystery was really good Each twist and secret that came out easily made this a page turner I'm so happy that I took a chance on this ebook with KU and can't wait for another book by Linda EDIT 92019So apparently people see this review without the This review contains spoilers mark This makes absolutely no sense as not only do I have it marked so but I view it marked as such as well THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS DON'T READ THIS REVIEW IF YOU DON' WANT TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENS I really enjoyed this bookThe plotline was amazing a former teacher who disappeared 20 years prior was discovered in his car at the bottom of a lake The school launches an investigation well a senior class in the school does to try to figure who killed the man and whyThe story is split into three perspectives Ian a senior at the time the teacher Dallas Walker disappeared and was in Dallas's billiards club Andi Ian's girlfriend in high school who later married Ian but for no said reason cut it off with Ian in the middle of Senior year and then got back together with him just a few months later with no indication whyAnd finally Cassidy Ian and Andi's oldest daughter who is in Senior year when the teacher is discovered and helps investigate the mystery of the killerMost of the story is in present tense Ian and Andi being married but occasionally giving flashbacks to Ian and Andi's journals which contained perspectives from both characters showing what exactly happened how it happened and when it happenedIt turns out that Andi cut it off with Ian to have a secret relationship with Dallas and Ian ended up discovering this by accident and coincidence However Dallas hits Andi once and may have other relationships going on at the same time Not to mention he takes part in drug deals hangs out with some seriously shady people and is never very consistent with anythingBoth Ian and Andi had the motive did one of the kill DallasThe truth was kind of lame in my opinion Turns out that the headmaster of the school found out about Dallas's and Andi's secret relationship and rather then firing him publicly and disgraceing the name of the school he hires somebody to rough him up and scare him off However one day a scare session goes wrong and Dallas ends up dead This hit man Roy disposes of the body by driving Dallas into the lake in Dallas's car and nobody is the wiser for 20 years Everyone just assumed that he took offThis book kept me on my toes until the very end Even though I was a little disappointed by the ending it wasn't predictable in my opinion For me nothing is worse then a predictable endingI didn't like Cassidy very much She wasn't a great character and while she was a great detective she just didn't appeal to meDefinitely recommend this book455 starsPlease inform me of any spellinggrammar issues Full ReadingThis book was boring There was no kick of excitement no roller coaster ride to the next page I had to plow through a lot of detail just to find out a little bit of information I felt like I was reading a text book Review coming soon They have the perfect marriage Did one of them kill to get itPrep school sweethearts Ian and Andi Copeland are envied by everyone they know They have successful businesses a beautiful house in St Louis and their eldest daughter Cassidy is following in their footsteps by attending prestigious Glenlake Academy Then a submerged car is dredged from the bottom of a swimming hole near the campus So are the remains of a former writer in residence who vanished twenty years ago—during Ian and Andi’s senior yearWhen Cassidy’s journalism class begins investigating the death Ian and Andi’s high school secrets rise to the surface Each has a troubled link to the man whose arrival and sudden disappearance once set the school on edge And each had a reason to want him gone As Cassidy unwittingly edges closer to the truth unspoken words locked away for decades will force Ian and Andi to uestion what they really know—about themselves about the past and about a marriage built on a murderous lie 35 StarsThe story was told in two parts past and present both intertwined throughout the book The past was about Dallas Walker and the students that were in his classes or involved in the story and a possible part of his disappearance 20 years earlier And most of it was told through Andi and Ian’s Journals that Glenlake Academy had each student write It was interesting to read it this way through their teenage eyes And to be honest Dallas sounded like a dick If he was murdered he deserved it He walked around thinking he was an enigma a high school poetry teacher with a dark edgy side that couldn’t get enough of his female student body or some chosen female faculty members The present was about solving Dallas Walkers death Did he drive his car off the cliff and into Lake Loomis as a suicide was it an accident or was murder Whatever the case no one was super torn up over it They just wanted it to stay buried and it would have if it went for Mr Wayne Kelly current Journalism teacher at Glenlake Academy A class in which Cassidy Andi and Ians daughter is enrolled Mr Kelly has assigned his class with finding the answers to Dallas’ death So Cassidy and her fellow classmates are digging for answers which makes things super uncomfortable for Andi and Ian because they seem like one of the many that would like his death to be swept under the rug Interesting book story never gets dull but when I read the synopsis I was expecting a huge mystery to unravel And there was a mystery but it was far less nefarious than what you are led to believe

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