This Is the Water (Paperback)

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At a swim meet in their quiet New England town, Annie watches as her daughters glide through the water. Her thoughts drift lazily from whether she fed her daughters enough carbs that morning to why her husband doesn't kiss her anymore, to Paul, a swim-team parent, who's taken notice of her and seems to embody everything she's beginning to think her life is missing.

When a girl on the team is murdered at a nearby highway rest stop--the same spot where Paul made a gruesome discovery years ago--Annie and her fellow swim-parents find themselves adrift. With a serial killer too close for comfort, they must make choices about where their loyalties lie. And as a series of shocking events unfolds, Annie must discover what it means to follow her intuition--even if love, as well as lives, could be lost.

About the Author

Yannick Murphy has received a Whiting Writer's Award, a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a MacDowell Artists' Colony Fellowship, a Sewanee Writers' Conference fellowship, and a Chesterfield Writing Program Fellowship. Her first children's book was "Ahwoooooooo!" (Clarion, spring 2006) and she is also the author of the highly-praised adult novels "Here They Come" (McSweeney's), "The Sea of Trees" (Houghton), and "Signed, Mata Hari" (Little, Brown). She lives in Reading, Vermont, with her husband and three children. You can read more about her at
Product Details
ISBN: 9780062294906
ISBN-10: 0062294903
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: July 29th, 2014
Pages: 340
Language: English