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The Drowning People
by Richard Mason | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by macewoman of Winston Salem, North Carolina USA on 2/12/2006
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by nettles42): available


5 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by macewoman from Winston Salem, North Carolina USA on Sunday, February 12, 2006

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Backcover:

My wife of more than forty-five years shot herself yesteray afternoon. At least that is what the police assume, and I am playing the part of grieving widower with enthusiasm and success. Of course I know that she did nothing of the kind...It was I who killed her.

With this startling confession of murder, James Farrell, the seventy-year-old narrator of THE DROWNING PEOPLE, takes the reader on a long journey into the past, a maelstrom of deeply buried secrets and betrayals, that reveals the ferocious, frightening power of first love. For it was decades ago that James and a young woman named Ella Harcourt fell cataclysmically in love - and unwittingly set off a chain of events that would reverberate violently for years to come. 


Journal Entry 2 by macewoman from Winston Salem, North Carolina USA on Saturday, March 11, 2006

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RABCK to Gyd, from wishlist. Hope you enjoy the book. Happy Reading!!

mailed 3/11/06 


Journal Entry 3 by Gyd from Barcelona, Barcelona Spain on Saturday, April 08, 2006

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Woo hoo, the book arrived safe & sound yesterday!! :D

Many thanks for your kindness Macewoman(the book and the postcard you sent along). I'm really eager to start reading it. I've been having troubles with sticking into a book lately and finally I've decided to reread some of my favourites ('The secret life of bees' by Sue Monk Kidd currently), but I think this one will go next ;0)
Thanks again. 


Journal Entry 4 by fflloorr from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Thursday, February 08, 2007

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This book is now with me. Thanks Gyd for the loan :) 


Journal Entry 5 by fflloorr from Lisboa - City, Lisboa (cidade) Portugal on Sunday, March 25, 2007

8 out of 10

This book starts like this: «My wife of more than forty-five years shot herself yesteray afternoon. At least that is what the police assume, and I am playing the part of grieving widower with enthusiasm and success. Of course I know that she did nothing of the kind...It was I who killed her.» (backcover)
The author really can mantain the suspense throught out the book, only at the end do you know why did the main character kill his wife.

I liked this a lot. Thanks again Gyd for the loan. It was worth reading :-) 


Journal Entry 6 by Gyd from Barcelona, Barcelona Spain on Thursday, July 19, 2007

7 out of 10

I found the narrator a bit dull at times, but the story was interesting enough to keep reading through the end.

Thanks again Macewoman for sharing :) 


Journal Entry 7 by bookfrogster from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, December 01, 2007

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Arrived safely yesterday. Thanks very much for the trade Gyd, and for the mini Bookcrossing stickers! It's very near the top of my to be read pile. 


Journal Entry 8 by bookfrogster from Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom on Saturday, December 08, 2007

7 out of 10

This was an interesting one. Lots of good twists and turns, although I did guess the main "surprise". I found it quite funny reading about the characters' lifestyles, and would like to assure any non-British readers, that we don't all live or talk like that!
Thanks for sending it Gyd. I plan to take this along to the next Edinburgh meet up. 


Journal Entry 9 by nettles42 on Wednesday, January 02, 2008

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Got this at the bookcrossing in Edinburgh. Thanks! 


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