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The Drowned Village

A novel by

‘Drew me straight in and kept me hooked.’ Linda Finlay, author of The Flower Seller

Beneath the surface lie forgotten secrets…

A village destroyed

It’s the summer of 1935 and eleven-year-old Stella Walker is preparing to leave her home forever. Forced to evacuate to make way for a new reservoir, the village of Brackendale Green will soon be lost. But before the water has even reached them, a dreadful event threatens to tear Stella’s family apart.

An uncovered secret

Present day, and a fierce summer has dried up the lake and revealed the remnants of the deserted village. Now an old woman, Stella begs her granddaughter Laura to make the journey she can’t. She’s sure the village still holds answers for her but, with only days until the floodwaters start to rise again, Laura is in a race against time to solve the mysteries of Stella’s almost forgotten past.

Haunting and evocative, The Drowned Village reaches across the decades in an unforgettable tale of love, loss and family.

Readers LOVE The Drowned Village!

What an amazing surprise!! After a few pages I was so totally engrossed that I could not put it downReally did not want this book to end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Wow, this story literally grabbed a hold of me and sucked me in. I was gripped and sitting on the edge of my seat… I literally could not turn the pages fast enough.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Wow, what a great book! I couldn't put it down and raced to the end.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘McGurl manages to keep the reader guessing until the very last chapter, at which point this reader got goosebumps (and again now as I write this), and tears in her eyes.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘Very good. Stayed up all night reading it!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘This book was amazing!! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it… I would highly recommend it to everyone.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

Genre: Sagas

Praise for this book

"Really touching, a gently gripping mystery. Made me desperate to visit the Lake District!" - Kerry Barrett

"The Drowned Village with its dual timelines is a compelling story which drew me straight in and kept me hooked until the past met the future in a satisfying ending. Look forward to reading more from this author." - Linda Finlay

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