The Drowning Girls

  • by Paula Treick DeBoard
  • Narrated by David Atlas, Amy McFadden
  • 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Liz McGinnis never imagined herself living in a luxurious gated community like The Palms. Ever since she and her family moved in, she's felt like an outsider amongst the Stepford-like wives and their obnoxiously spoiled children. Still, she's determined to make it work - if not for herself, then for her husband, Phil, who landed them this lavish home in the first place, and for her daughter, Danielle, who's about to enter high school.
Yet underneath the glossy veneer of The Palms, life is far from idyllic. In a place where reputation is everything, Liz soon discovers that even the friendliest residents can't be trusted - and almost everyone has secrets they'd do anything to protect. So when the gorgeous girl next door befriends Danielle, Liz can't help but find sophisticated Kelsey's interest in her shy and slightly nerdy daughter a bit suspicious.
But while Kelsey quickly becomes a fixture in the McGinnis home, Liz's relationships with both Danielle and Phil grow strained. Now even her own family seems to be hiding things, and it's not long before their dream of living the high life quickly spirals out of control....

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Just not worth listening to.

What disappointed you about The Drowning Girls?

Just about everything and the female Narrators 'Australian' accent was plain awful.


Would you ever listen to anything by Paula Treick DeBoard again?

I would doubt it.


Would you be willing to try another one of David Atlas and Amy McFadden ’s performances?

Possibly as long as no accents were involved.


Any additional comments?

Just cannot understand any singe review over 3 stars - I just don't get it. No twists, no surprises, utterly boring. Yuk.

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- CateA

Fatal Attraction

It's not often I give five stars, so I hope you're not disappointed!

A family move to a gated community where the neighbours are ridiculously rich and life is like something on a cheesy Kardashians series. The mum tries to help her daughter integrate by organising a get together with the local teenagers, not realising that it's the biggest mistake of her life.

The daughter's new friend is an extremely unlikable Lolita and you just have this feeling of terrible doom that keeps you gripped to the end. I felt particularly sorry for the step-dad and kept thinking, "How's he going to get out of this one?"
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- sarahmoose2000

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-04-2016
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio