In this stunning, compulsively readable psychological drama, a killer swims in a public pool unnoticed by his future victims. A woman learns a terrible secret too dangerous to keep. And a mother prepares to do anything to keep her children safe.
Born and raised in New York, Yannick Murphy has an MA from New York University. She is the author of several novels for adults as well as short story collections and books for children. Her writing has won many prestigious awards, and she has talked about her work on radio, television and in person across the USA and Canada. She lives in Vermont. You can visit her website at www.yannickmurphy.com.
A gifted storyteller with an unusual, hypnotic voice... The nuances of small-town life are superbly captured in prose reminiscent of Philip Roth, but it is menace that drives the story forward. Truly original, it casts a spell that lingers in your mind - Daily MailAn inventive thriller... Murphy proves skillful at generating a proper climate of dread, forcing us to focus our fears on the killer's next victim - New York Times Book ReviewA pulse-racing thriller - Wall Street JournalTHIS IS THE WATER is this year's GONE GIRL: unexpected, immersing, challenging and up-to-the-minute relevant. A must read - Manda ScottAn electric prose poem that constantly stuns, wows and amazes. The best (and most unusual) literary novel I've read this year - Stav SherezA dark, menacing book... a literary thriller of the highest order - Julia CrouchYannick Murphy, while being one of our most daring and original writers, is first and foremost an exquisitely attuned observer of human behaviour - Dave Eggers