The Drowning
Rachel Ward
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UK Price: £7.99
Format: Paperback
Age: 13+ & YA
Size: 198x129mm
Extent: 288pp
ISBN: 978-1-908435-36-1
Publication date: May 2013
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When Carl opens his eyes on the banks of a cold lake, his brother is being zipped into a body bag. And a shivering wet girl is being helped nearby.

What happened in the water?

He can’t remember. All he knows is that he must find out – before the truth comes back to drown him ...

 ‘Stop. We need to stop. That’s it, everyone – we’ve done our best. I’m calling it. It’s four

"Halfway through writing ‘The Drowning’, in the interests of research, I went for a dip in Schlachtensee, a lake on the outskirts of Berlin. It was overcast, there were no other swimmers except for some politely interested ducks and moorhens. It felt satisfyingly wild. I swam for ten minutes or so … but I didn’t put my head underwater. Sometimes it’s best not to know what lies beneath the surface."

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