The Drowning House: A Novel

The Drowning House: A Novel

Elizabeth Black


A gripping suspense tale a few girl who returns to Galveston, Texas after a private tragedy and is irresistibly drawn into the insular global she’s struggled to leave.

Photographer Clare Porterfield's once-happy marriage is coming aside, unraveling lower than the tension of a family members tragedy. while she gets a call for participation to direct an exhibition in her place of origin of Galveston, Texas, she jumps on the likelihood to flee her grief and reconnect with the island she hasn't noticeable for ten years. There Clare can have the time and house to look for solutions approximately her stricken previous and her family's complex dating with the rich and influential Carraday family. 

Soon she unearths herself drawn right into a century-old secret related to Stella Carraday. neighborhood legend has it that Stella drowned in her family's residence in the course of the nice storm of 1900, hanged through her lengthy hair from the drawing room chandelier. may well Stella were stored? what's the real 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 tense the reality turns into.

Steeped within the wealthy neighborhood background of Galveston, The Drowning House portrays households, inextricably associated by way of tragedy and time.

"The Drowning House marks the emergence of a magnificent new literary voice. Elizabeth Black's suspenseful inquiry into darkish kinfolk secrets and techniques is enriched through a impressive succession of pictures, frequently minutely saw, that carry characters, atmosphere, and tale sharply into focus." —John Berendt, writer of Midnight within the backyard of fine and Evil

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