The Drowning Lesson

The Drowning Lesson

Summary

'It's our son, Sam... someone took him. Please help us'

Emma hoped that she and her family would return from their year abroad closer, with memories to last a lifetime.

Instead, they returned minus one child.

A year on, Emma is haunted by the image of an empty cot, and feels further than ever from her husband.

Is their son still out there somewhere? Will the mystery about what happened that night ever be unravelled?

And, if the truth does come to light, will Emma's family be healed - or wrenched even further apart?

A chilling, gripping thriller from the author of the stunning Richard and Judy Book Club bestseller Daughter

Reviews

  • A dark twisty tale
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About the author

Jane Shemilt

While working as a GP, Jane Shemilt completed a postgraduate diploma in Creative Writing at Bristol University and went on to study for the MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa, gaining both with distinction. Her first novel, Daughter, was selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club, shortlisted for the Edgar Award and the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize, and went on to become the bestselling debut novel of 2014.

She and her husband, a professor of neurosurgery, have five children and live in Bristol.
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