Top positive review
Nightmarish psychological thriller...
April 1, 2019
‘Cold Waters’ was my Amazon First Read choice for April as I love psychological thrillers and I was not disappointed as this was definitely a page turner. Author Debbie Herbert is new to me, however has created a thrilling story of murder and madness set around the dark and cold waters of Alabama.
After a summer-night swim 14 year old Violet is found confused, wandering in the forest—and her best friend Ainsley has disappeared. Everyone is accusing Violet of murder however without a body, murder charges won’t stick, yet Violet is sent away to an institution.
The story picks up when she returns 10 years later and goes back and forth between that tragic night and the present day - sort of flashback like but mainly her trying to piece things together as she has no solid memory of what happened that night yet it has wreaked havoc on her mental health.
On the edge of madness, Violet must fight to keep her sanity long enough for the terrible truth to float up from the ‘cold waters’.
By the end of the book many mysteries are revealed, and the reader is left spinning. Debbie Herbert is a new author to me however it is clear she is a master at detailed, vivid description of the landscape and characters It is definitely a psychological thriller in it’s most nightmarish form. Highly recommended. 4.5 Stars
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