Down By The Water
The compulsive page turner you won't want to miss
by Elle Connel
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 8 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 22 Jul 2021
One photo. Seven friends. And a strange face, none of them recognise.
"I loved it - a classy and clever subversion of a country house mystery" Harriet Tyce
** A Sunday Times crime book of the month**
A group of old friends gather at a remote Scottish castle, one last weekend before Georgie's wedding. Down at the loch, they take a group photo - but what they see stops them cold.
Because there's a stranger behind them.
None of them saw him, and nobody knows where he went. They're miles from the nearest town. Where did he come from, and where did he go?
As the weekend unravels and terrible secrets come to light, it soon becomes clear that their perfect weekend is turning into a perfect nightmare. They're desperate to leave - but someone won't let them.
A page-turning thriller perfect for fans of Catherine Cooper's THE CHALET and Lucy Foley's THE HUNTING PARTY.
Praise for Down By The Water:
"Down By The Water takes the reader on a weekend trip from hell... I loved the classy writing and ever-growing sense of unease in this clever subversion of a classic country house mystery" - Harriet Tyce
"A chilling drama" Sunday Times
"Sinister and atmospheric" - Chris Brookmyre
"Tense, mesmerising and heartbreaking, I was truly gripped" - Susi Holliday
"A gripping mystery." - Nathan Ripley
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 32 members
A group of friends, an isolated castle...a trip to remember. This is an excellent thriller about a group of friends on a vacation that turns out to be not how they planned it. The character seemed real and the plot is intense. I highly recommend it.
Dark, creepy, mysterious and I loved it. This book is unlike anything I've read before, its jumpy and brilliantly written. Books with lakes in them always spell danger even more so when the lake holds what this one does. I devoured this in an afternoon, I'm looking forward to reading more of Elle's books. ⭐⭐⭐⭐