Cold Waters


From USA Today bestselling author Debbie Herbert comes a thrilling tory of urder and madness set in the darkest corner of Alabama.

Everyone thinks fourteen-year-old Violet is a killer. After a summer-night swim with her best girlfrien, Ainsley, Violet is found confused, wandering in the forest—and Ainsley ’ s already seen again. But without a body, murder charges won ’ t stick, so Violet is sent away.

After ore than a decade in a sychiatric ward, Violet agree to her broken-down hometown of Normal, Alabama, to claim her dead other ’ s inheritance and help her overworked sister care for their unstable, alcoholic ather. Violet, still haunted by that night eleven years ago, endures horrific flashbacks and twisted hallucinations while townsfolk spit accusations—and for all she nows, they ’ re right.

As the summer heats up, details of Ainsley ’ s fate appear like a beast ’ s wild eyes, watching in the arkness, and grim revelations about Violet ’ s family threaten to evour her. Already on the edge of madness, Violet must fight to eep her sanity long enough for the appallin truth to burst from the cold, dark waters.

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Published May 1st 2019 by Thomas & Mercer

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Violet left town after her friend Ainsley went missing.

The villager believe Violet killed Ainsley, and ow with Violet ’ s return home, they say the truth ca ultimatel be revealed.When Violet was 14 years old, she and Ainsley met up for a late night swim.

oinciding with Violet ’ s return home is the draining of the lake where Ainsley went missing.

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Charles van BurenTOP 1000 REVIEWER2.0 out of 5 starsVery predictableApril 7, 2019Format: Kindle Edition Verified PurchaseThis review is of the Kindle edition: Publication date: May 1, 2019Publisher: Thomas& MercerLanguage: EnglishASIN: B07HF4SCB7Not my usual sort of book but the author lives in Alabama and the novel is set there in a own named Normal.

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It is sad thing to hink that the state psychiatri hospital might have been safest place for Violet to spend a decade of her life but with friends and family like hers, it is the truth.I honestly thought that tha was going to hav a paranormal book when I selected it.

The superstition in Cold Waters felt like home to me.

Cold Waters is a ook I highly recommend for those who enjoy multiple genres from suspense and mystery to women ’ s philosoph to noir and southern fiction.

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until tha point each decision felt very realistic with the characters reacting in a reasonable manner.

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She spends ears in a menta hospital and is now back in Normal, Alabama to help her ( awful) sister care for their so who has dementia.COLD WATERS is filled with unsavory characters from liars to mean girls ( women) to sociopaths.

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“ Cold Waters ” tells tal of Violet who returns home after man week of mental health treatment to live with her somewhat senile father and manipulative, spoiled sister, Delaney.

My advice would be to skip this one because the ast ew chapters and ending of he book make it one of the hardes I ’ ve read this wee.

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I just wasnt that into it.

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