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Drowning Girls

Lando, Veronica

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One sacrifice is all they need. Let her sink …

‘A fantastic new voice in Australian fiction’ The Australian


Nate can’t believe he’s dragged himself up to this backwater town. Port Flinders would have fallen off the map years ago, except for one thing. Tourists flock to its mangrove-lined shores for the annual Drowning Girl festival: sacrifice a girl at sea, and the fishing hauls that keep the town afloat will prosper, don’t and the whole town will sink.

But it’s just a legend, a gimmick.

Everybody knows that.

As fireworks light up the night sky, a woman’s body is pulled from the inky waters of the gulf. Shock waves threaten to tear Port Flinders apart when she’s identified as Kelsey Webb: a local teenager thought dead twenty-five years.

As Nate tries to find the truth about what happened to Kelsey, he uncovers a string of deadly accidents over the decades. All women. All drowned. And always during the festival.

In his search for answers, the legend of The Drowning Girl begins to take hold of Nate, weaving its way into his head and threatening to pull him under, and he begins to question which sacrifices are truly necessary.

Praise for The Whispering:

‘Lando has cleverly woven an intricate and multi-layered story into a gripping mystery told with skill. I devoured it.’ Lyn Yeowart, author of The Silent Listener

‘A dark, absorbing, tangled mystery that had me second-guessing right to the end.’ Dinuka McKenzie

‘Fans of Jane Harper will love Veronica Lando’s debut crime thriller, The Whispering.’ Mamamia

Format: Paperback
Pages: 368
Imprint: HarperCollins AU
Publication date: 05/07/2023

ISBN: 9781460763575 Category: