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The Girl Who Stopped Swimming: A nail-biting suspense that will keep you hooked

Joshilyn Jackson

6 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Joshilyn Jackson returns with the most page-turning novel of the year.

Laurel Hawthorne has worked hard to create a good life for her family, determined not to raise her daughter in the subdued, secretive household that she herself grew up in. And everything is just fine until the night she is awoken by a ghost in her bedroom; the ghost of 14-year-old neighbour Molly, whose body is now floating, face-down and lifeless in Laurel's swimming pool . . .

The whole town thinks it was an accident, but Laurel knows in her bones that there is something more sinister afoot. And that's when her perfect world begins to crumble. With the help of her eccentric sister, Laurel sets off on a mission to investigate what really happened to the girl who stopped swimming.

But along the way she starts to uncover the truth about her family, and just what did happen in the woods all those years ago - on a day she has managed to blank out, until now . . .

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Praise for The Girl Who Stopped Swimming: A nail-biting suspense that will keep you hooked

  • Joshilyn Jackson has done it again . . . Nothing is quite as it seems, and Jackson s skilful unraveling of family secrets and betrayal left me breathless. You must read this book! - Sara Gruen, author of the NYT bestseller WATER FOR ELEPHANTS

  • 'Every now and then a remarkable writer, following in the footsteps of great authors, comes along to re-energize American fiction. So it is with Joshilyn Jackson . . . a singular writer who is in full command of the art of storytelling.' - Bookpage

  • The talented Joshilyn Jackson has concocted one outrageous tale, but she knows how to grab a reader and not let go. - USA Today on BETWEEN, GEORGIA

  • 'Jackson . . . has a gift for juggling a zillion movable parts' - Washington Post on BETWEEN, GEORGIA

  • 'The plot is precise and sweet, and Jackson includes the perfect ingredients: quirky characters, a picturesque setting and ample surprises. Evocative and lovingly crafted.' - Kirkus Review on BETWEEN, GEORGIA

  • 'Joshilyn Jackson's characterisation and setting are wonderful' - Jojo Moyes

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