Elizabeth Black - THE DROWNING HOUSE

Feb 5 2013 7:00 pm
Location: 
Street:
2421 Bissonnet St
City:
Houston
,
Province:
Texas
Postal Code:
77005-1451
Country:
United States
Book List

The Drowning House (Hardcover)

$25.95
ISBN-13: 9780385535861
Availability: Special Order - Subject to Availability
Published: Nan A. Talese, 1/2013

A gripping suspense story about a woman who returns to Galveston, Texas after a personal tragedy and is irresistibly drawn into the insular world she’s struggled to leave.

Photographer Clare Porterfield's once-happy marriage is coming apart, unraveling under the strain of a family tragedy. When she receives an invitation to direct an exhibition in her hometown of Galveston, Texas, she jumps at the chance to escape her grief and reconnect with the island she hasn't seen for ten years. There Clare will have the time and space to search for answers about her troubled past and her family's complicated relationship with the wealthy and influential Carraday family. Soon she finds herself drawn into a century-old mystery involving Stella Carraday. Local legend has it that Stella drowned in her family's house during the Great Hurricane of 1900, hanged by her long hair from the drawing room chandelier. Could Stella have been saved? What is the true nature of Clare's family's involvement? The questions grow like the wildflower vines that climb up the walls and fences of the island. And the closer Clare gets to the answers, the darker and more disturbing the truth becomes.

Steeped in the rich local history of Galveston, THE DROWNING HOUSE portrays two families, inextricably linked by tragedy and time.