The Drowning Pool Paperback
by Syd Moore
After her world is shaken by a series of unexplained events, young widow Sarah Grey soon comes to realise that she is the victim of a terrifying haunting by her 19th century namesake ...A classic ghost story with a modern twist by a talented new writer in the genre.
Relocated to a coastal town, widowed teacher Sarah Grey is slowly rebuilding her life, along with her young son Alfie.
But after an inadvertent seance one drunken night, her world is shaken when she starts to experience frightening visions.
She tries to explain them as But Alfie sees them too and Sarah believes that they have become the targets of a terrifying haunting.
Convinced that the ghost is that of a 19th Century local witch and namesake, Sarah delves into local folklore and learns that the witch was thought to have been evil incarnate.
When a series of old letters surface, Sarah discovers that nothing and no-one is as it seems, maybe not even the ghost of Sarah Grey...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 416 pages
- Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
- Publication Date: 29/09/2011
- Category: Horror & ghost stories
- ISBN: 9781847562661
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Review by mazda502001
As this was hyped as a ghost story I thought I would give it a go - I got about halfway through it and it lost me. I started to find it quite boring so just gave up.Back Cover Blurb:Relocated to a coastal town with her young son Alfie, widowed teacher Sarah Grey is slowly rebuilding her life. But following a seance one drunken night, she begins to be plagued by horrific visions. Her attempts to explain them away are dashed when Alfie starts to see them too, and soon, it seems that they are targets of a terrifying haunting.Convinced that the ghost is that of a 19th century local witch and her own namesake, Sarah delves into local folklore and learns that the witch was seen as evil incarnate. When a series of old letters surface, Sarah discovers that nothing and no-one is as it seems, maybe not even the ghost of Sarah Grey.....
Review by DTChantel
A very enjoyable, atmospheric, and at times, downright chills-down-your-spine scary novel. The ghostly supernatural doings were believable and very nicely done. Syd Moore is a name to watch in the quiet horror realm.
Review by Yogiboo
Please don't read this book! I spent a week dreading every moment of trying to read it. It's so repetition and boring and slow. The guardian states it's'a stunning reinvention of the ghost story'. Well there is nothing remotely stunning about it. Predictable, not scary, no loveable characters. Just pants!
Review by tina1969
Modern day, widowed Sarah Grey and her young son Alfie move to Leigh to rebuild their lives. 19th century in Leigh and another Sarah Grey is known as a witch. This is a ghost story that I have to say has been told many times but with different scenarios. In this tale Sarah Grey has visions, dreams and ghostly sightings of the past Sarah Grey. So to lay her soul to rest she has to uncover her story.For me I would have enjoyed tbe story more had it have been told from the point of view of the two Sarahs. The present Sarah narrates the story, and past Sarah is presented from tbe visions, dreams and trances of present Sarah. I liked tne narrative of Sarah and found her quite chatty but did find her grabbing the bottle quite a lot to say she had a young child. The reasons why at tne end of tne book for me was so so. I would have preferred for the perp to have been someone else to give the story tbat darker edge to it and a better twist. I also would've liked to have seen more of the witchcraft side in the story being as past Sarah was accused of being a witch and based on the true Sarah Moore, Sea witch of Leigh.Overall an ok read that did pass an afternoon, but needed a little darker edge to it.