A chilling read about a family from the UK who move to Botswana when one of the parents accepts the offer of a research opportunity, but subsequently one of their children goes missing and suspicion falls on the parents and all surrounding them. The detrimental effect on the family as a whole as well as individuals chronicles the hellish nightmare they all endure, but will the whereabouts of missing baby Sam ever be uncovered?
The second chilling novel from Jane Shemilt that I have read and although there are similarities between the family in Daughter, her first novel and this one, the characters are quite different. Shemilt writes with totally convincing accuracy, which only adds to the chill factor of her novels that deal with uncomfortable themes.
Another keep-you-up page turner from a very talented psychological thriller writer. The Drowning Lesson will be published on 24th September 2015, but is available for pre-order from Amazon.