Book Review: Drowning with Others

Prep school sweethearts Ian and Andi Copeland are envied by everyone they know. They have successful businesses, a beautiful house in St. Louis, and their eldest daughter, Cassidy, is following in their footsteps by attending prestigious Glenlake Academy. Then, a submerged car is dredged from the bottom of a swimming hole near the campus. So are the remains of a former writer-in-residence who vanished twenty years ago—during Ian and Andi’s senior year.
When Cassidy’s journalism class begins investigating the death, Ian and Andi’s high school secrets rise to the surface. Each has a troubled link to the man whose arrival and sudden disappearance once set the school on edge. And each had a reason to want him gone. As Cassidy unwittingly edges closer to the truth, unspoken words, locked away for decades, will force Ian and Andi to question what they really know—about themselves, about the past, and about a marriage built on a murderous lie.

I received a free digital copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

What a well written novel. I loved the introduction of two different timelines. One timeline is trying to solve a 20ish year old murder while the other focuses on the events leading up to the murder. 

The character reveal was slow, but seemed to go well with the pacing of this book. 

I really would have liked to see a more realistic ending to this book. It really just didn’t feel believable. 

The plot itself was good, but really seemed to drag on and on. It didn’t take away from the story too much and I still really enjoyed it. 

Thank you to the publisher, the author, and NetGalley for allowing me to review this title. 

Image and synopsis taken from NetGalley.

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