The Drowning by JP Smith – #BOOKREVIEW

This book reminded me a lot of “Friend Request” which I also loved. The idea that someone you’ve wronged has come back to exact revenge upon you when they should be dead is beyond creepy.

It all went wrong when Joey went missing and presumably drowned during summer twenty years ago, except for Alex who had nothing but success  in his life. That is until now, can Joey be alive and responsible for what’s happening to Alex or does someone else know and has decided to seek out vengeance for Joey?


Every seven years, a boy disappears from Camp Waukeelo.Who will be next?

It doesn’t take long for a little boy to disappear. Joey Proctor can’t swim, but that doesn’t stop camp counselor Alex Mason from leaving him out on a raft in the middle of the lake in a fit of rage. Alex only meant to scare the kid, teach him a lesson. He didn’t mean to forget about him. But now Joey is gone… and his body is never found.

More than twenty years later, Alex is a success. The proof is there for anyone to see, in the millions of dollars he makes, his lavish house, his beautiful wife and daughters. And no one knows what happened that summer at camp. At least, no one should know. But it looks like Joey Proctor may be back to take his revenge…

“Alex Mason has it all: a lavish lifestyle, a beautiful family, a thriving career. He’s built his life around the certainty that no one would discover what really happened twenty years ago at an idyllic summer camp. He’s wrong. The Drowning is an edge-of-your-seat read.”

—Kaira Rouda, bestselling author of Best Day Ever and What Comes Around

About JP

J.P. Smith

Born New York City, The United States 

Website –

Twitter – jpsmith8

J.P. Smith was born in New York City and began his writing career in England, where he lived for several years with his wife and daughter, and where his first novel was published. As a screenwriter, he was an Academy Nicholl Fellowship Semifinalist in 2014. The Drowning, a psychological thriller to be published in January 2019 by Sourcebooks Landmark, will be his seventh novel.

His eighth, If She Were Dead, will be published in 2020.


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