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The Drowning Pool by Syd Moore
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Apr 15, 2012

really liked it

I’ve just finished reading The Drowning Pool and want to post the review while it is still fresh in my mind.

I don’t want to give away the story itself in this review, instead I want to focus more on my opinions of the book. This is, essentially, a ghost story. Not my usual genre but a book that I really enjoyed nonetheless. In fact I would say that after reading it I think I’d be more inclined to pick up a ‘ghost story’ in the future.

I was initially drawn to it as it is based in Leigh on Sea in Essex which is quite near to where I used to live so I thought I would enjoy some of the local references and folk-lore; which I did.

I liked the way that relationships were built within the story, they were believable and engaging – I found myself caring about the central characters.

I liked the way that the suspense was built too. There was one morning in particular when I was reading this book that I scared myself witless thinking I could hear noises downstairs! Yes I said morning, it was broad daylight!

Spooky and engaging – gets a thumbs up from me.
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message 1: by Caroline (new)

Caroline Oooh, that sounds interesting - not my usual genre, either, but a change is as good as a rest, as they say, so I'll look out for it. Thanks.


Dale was disappointed with the hollywoodesque ending


ReadandRated Dale wrote: "was disappointed with the hollywoodesque ending"

That's a fair point Dale; I have to say the ending suddenly read like it was intended to be viewed rather than read. I still enjoyed the book though.

I generally find the endings of books disappointing so I almost overlook it now!


Dale Well i agree there i enjoyed the book right through,i'm a man and i thought it was scary!,i think it would make a good film actually. My aunt recommended it to me,i got chills when i read it. I have always been scared of witches but in this book it mixed paranormal and mystery well together.


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