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The Drowning Pool : The Past is Dead and Buried - But Evil Lingers On... - Syd Moore

The Drowning Pool

The Past is Dead and Buried - But Evil Lingers On...

By: Syd Moore

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Published: 29th September 2011
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After her world is shaken by a series of unexplained events, young widow Sarah Grey soon comes to realise that she is the victim of a terrifying haunting by her 19th century namesake...

A classic ghost story with a modern twist by a talented new writer in the genre. Relocated to a coastal town, widowed teacher Sarah Grey is slowly rebuilding her life, along with her young son Alfie. But after an inadvertent seance one drunken night, her world is shaken when she starts to experience frightening visions.

She tries to explain them as But Alfie sees them too and Sarah believes that they have become the targets of a terrifying haunting. Convinced that the ghost is that of a 19th Century local witch and namesake, Sarah delves into local folklore and learns that the witch was thought to have been evil incarnate. When a series of old letters surface, Sarah discovers that nothing and no-one is as it seems, maybe not even the ghost of Sarah Grey...

About the Author

Syd Moore is the author of The Drowning Pool, a novel inspired by the legend of a 19th Century Essex woman - the Sea Witch Sarah Moore. She is also co-creator of Super Strumps, the game that reclaims female stereotypes through the medium of Top Trumps, and was founding editor of Level 4, an arts and culture magazine based in South Essex. She has worked extensively in publishing and the book trade and presented Channel 4's late night book programme, Pulp.

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      4.0

      Fast paced and really interesting.

      By Jenzi21

      from Brisbane, au

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      • Suspenseful
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          Comments about The Drowning Pool:

          A very good, fast paced ghost story but without the obvious ghost story ending. Kept me interested and wanting to read more so overall, impressed. Will look for more by this author.

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          3.0

          satisfying

          By MrsSim

          from Melbourne

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          • Engaging Characters
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          • Suspenseful

          Cons

          • Not The Best Ending

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          Comments about The Drowning Pool:

          It's a good book. I finished it and don't usually finish reading if im not enjoying it. However not quite happy with the endlng. Its missing something

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          4.0

          A great find

          By Kylie

          from Cowra NSW

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            Comments about The Drowning Pool:

            This author is a great find. Really enjoyed this book. The ending a tad frantic in winding up all the threads but a satisfying read nevertheless.

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            'a stunning reinvention of the ghost story and an exploration of a 19th-century Essex witch hunt., The Guardian 'a goose-pimply old-fashioned ghost story, Christopher Fowler, author of the Bryant and May series 'A must for any intelligent Essex girls out there and a gripping ghosty read for everyone. Hurry up and write the next one please Syd..., The Women,s Room Blog 'This enjoyable and fast-paced tale kept me gripped throughout, Urbanmum.org

            ISBN: 9781847562661
            ISBN-10: 1847562663
            Audience: General
            Format: Paperback
            Language: English
            Number Of Pages: 375
            Published: 29th September 2011
            Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
            Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.9
            Weight (kg): 0.269