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The Drowning Lesson


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Emma and Adam are doctors at the top of their fields and so when they are offered the chance to take their three children to Africa for a year for a research placement it seems like the opportunity of a lifetime. It's going to be an experience they'll never forget.

About the Author

While working as a GP, Jane Shemilt completed a postgraduate diploma in creative writing at Bristol University and went on to study for the MA in creative writing at Bath Spa, gaining both with distinction. She was shortlisted for the Janklow and Nesbit award and the Lucy Cavendish fiction prize forDaughter, her first novel.


A dark twisty tale * Heat *
Gripping tale * Telegraph, Pick of the Week *
A gripping read about a family whose hopeful adventure turns into a nightmare * You Magazine *
Suspenseful, brooding, and with touches of witchcraft - it makes for a perfect blend of horror and thriller * Sunday Mirror *
Shemilt specialises in the fictionalisation of parental nightmares . . . well written, taut and tense -- Wendy Holden * Daily Mail *
I enjoyed this book from the first page . . . this book comes with a very enthusiastic recommendation . . . The story is all encompassing and I felt itchy with anticipation as I savoured every page * The Book Bag *
The parent's despair is so brilliantly written, you feel every stab of grief. The thrilling ending does not disappoint. A must-read! * Woman Magazine *
Praise for Daughter * - *
Utterly gripping. A tautly coiled spring of suspicion and suspense which builds to a devastating ending * Mail On Sunday *
Taut and thought-provoking * Sunday Mirror *

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