The Drowning Kind by Jennifer McMahon

5 Stars

This book was mind-blowing, soul churning, and left me gasping kind of book.  It was creepy, atmospheric, and haunting and I could not put it down.

This book is told in two different timelines; one is in 2019 that follows Jax who misses nine calls from her sister Lexie.  Jax just believes that Lexie is having a manic episode so she goes to sleep and then finds out the next morning that her sister has drowned in the pool at their grandmother’s estate.  

The other timeline is based in 1929 that follows Ethel who is desperate for a baby.  Her husband takes her on a trip to a new hotel just built in Vermont that has a natural spring that the locals claim can grant miracles, but it comes at a dangerous price.

This author has always been one of my must reads but this book really blew it out of the water.  I was gripped the entire time while reading this and I LOVED all of the paranormal, supernatural elements to it.  I love myself a thriller any day but when you throw in gothic/supernatural elements, this is a perfect book to me. 

I had to reread the ending of this book twice because I was so blown away and immediately wanted to read the entire book over again before I had even closed the book.  Her writing is some of the best I’ve ever had the pleasure of diving into and I’m so excited to see what she comes up with next!

*Many thanks to Gallery Books for the gifted copy for my honest review!*

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