The Drowning House: A Novel

The Drowning House: A Novel

Elizabeth Black


A gripping suspense tale a couple of lady who returns to Galveston, Texas after a private tragedy and is irresistibly drawn into the insular international she’s struggled to leave.

Photographer Clare Porterfield's once-happy marriage is coming aside, unraveling lower than the tension of a relations tragedy. while she gets a call for participation to direct an exhibition in her fatherland of Galveston, Texas, she jumps on the probability to flee her grief and reconnect with the island she hasn't obvious for ten years. There Clare can have the time and area to go looking for solutions approximately her bothered prior and her family's complex dating with the rich and influential Carraday family. 

Soon she unearths herself drawn right into a century-old secret concerning Stella Carraday. neighborhood legend has it that Stella drowned in her family's condominium through the nice typhoon of 1900, hanged via her lengthy hair from the drawing room chandelier. may Stella were stored? what's the precise nature of Clare's family's involvement? The questions develop just like the wildflower vines that climb up the partitions and fences of the island. And the nearer Clare will get to the solutions, the darker and extra demanding the reality turns into.

Steeped within the wealthy neighborhood historical past of Galveston, The Drowning House portrays households, inextricably associated via tragedy and time.

"The Drowning House marks the emergence of a powerful new literary voice. Elizabeth Black's suspenseful inquiry into darkish relatives secrets and techniques is enriched by way of a awesome succession of pictures, usually minutely saw, that deliver characters, environment, and tale sharply into focus." —John Berendt, writer of Midnight within the backyard of excellent and Evil

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