Drowning Child
Alex Barclay, Read by Penelope Rawlins

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Narrated By: Penelope Rawlins

Duration: 11 hours and 41 minutes

What to expect

The heart-stopping new thriller in the Ren Bryce series by Alex Barclay, bestselling author of DARKHOUSE and KILLING WAYS.

When Special Agent Ren Bryce is called to Tate, Oregon to investigate the disappearance of twelve-year-old Caleb Veir, she finds a town already in mourning.

Two other young boys have died recently, although in very different circumstances. As Ren digs deeper, she discovers that all is not as it seems in the Veir household – and that while Tate is a small town, it guards some very big secrets…

Can Ren uncover the truth before more children are harmed?

Genre

Crime & mystery fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction

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‘Ren Bryce becomes a more compelling character with each successive novel … sharply observed’ Declan Hughes, Irish Times

A well-up-to-scratch Barclay keeps this small-town tale rattling along at an enjoyably breakneck speed to a most unexpected denouement’ Irish Examiner

Praise for Killing Ways:

‘The pace is fast, without feeling rushed; the twists never feel forced; and the denouement, when it comes, is almost unbearably intense and shocking’ Irish Independent

‘An intense, frightening read … gripping throughout’ Woman’s Way

Praise for Alex Barclay:

‘Snappy dialogue … a meaty read’ Irish Independent

‘Blood Loss is cleverly paced, with Barclay drawing out the suspense but giving you just enough information to keep you hooked’ Hot Press

‘Gripping, stylish, convincing’ Sunday Times (Ireland)

‘Tense, no-punches-pulled thriller that will have you on the edge of your deckchair.’ Woman and Home

‘Right now, she’s the rising star of the hard-boiled crime fiction world, combining wild characters, surprising plots and massive backdrops with a touch of dry humour’ Mirror