By 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 international she’s struggled to leave.
Photographer Clare Porterfield's once-happy marriage is coming aside, unraveling lower than the tension of a kinfolk tragedy. while she gets a call for participation to direct an exhibition in her native land 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 could have the time and area to look for solutions approximately her bothered previous and her family's advanced dating with the rich and influential Carraday family.
Soon she reveals herself drawn right into a century-old secret related to Stella Carraday. neighborhood legend has it that Stella drowned in her family's apartment throughout the nice storm of 1900, hanged by way of her lengthy hair from the drawing room chandelier. may well Stella were kept? 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 demanding the reality turns into.
Steeped within the wealthy neighborhood heritage 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 relations secrets and techniques is enriched through a striking succession of pictures, usually minutely saw, that carry characters, surroundings, and tale sharply into focus." —John Berendt, writer of Midnight within the backyard of excellent and Evil