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The Drowning River

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"I thought you were dead."

Those were the last words Elise Moloney expected to hear when she came to Wickman College as a graduate student. Nestled along the windswept dunes and seacoast of Cape Cod, Wickman was home to a tragedy the year before when troubled Hannah McPhee fell from a bridge into the freezing currents of the Drowning River. With gasps and stares, Elise's fellow grad students insist she is a dead ringer for Hannah.

The more she explores Hannah's past, the more she loses herself in a labyrinth of deceit, betrayal, and danger, unearthing life-shattering secrets. Convinced that Hannah's death was no accident, Elise investigates with new friends at her side: an over-sexed roommate with a supermodel body and two men who desire Elise for very different reasons. In the small town of Oceanside, everyone has something to hide. With each discovery, Elise comes closer to the truth and a confrontation with a killer - where one final victim will face death in the Drowning River.

This fast-paced suspense novel will keep you turning the pages while Byrne's sarcastic voice and fresh, quirky characters leave you wanting more. The twists come fast and furious with a final punch no reader will expect.

"A debut with romance, thrills, chills, red herrings and a surprise ending." - Kirkus Reviews

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"When you dive into The Drowning River, you won't want to come up for air." - Toni L P Kelner

Used availability for Kim Byrne's The Drowning River

Hardback Editions

June 2009 : USA Hardback

Title: The Drowning River (Five Star Mystery Series)
Author(s): Kim Byrne
ISBN: 1-59414-769-8 / 978-1-59414-769-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Five Star
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