A simply written, somewhat chilling novel, Drowned left me wanting more.
The story is told through the perspective of Marina, a university student on summer break who is visiting her sister, Stella, and Stella’s older husband Gabriel. During her summer visit, Marina has time to reflect on her relationship with her sister and forges a relationship beyond her control with Gabriel. When she returns in the fall things have changed drastically and she finds that all is not as it seems and secrets can bind forever. Marina knows something doesn’t add up, doesn’t feel right, but is caught up in feelings of sensuality and wanting.
This novel is extremely descriptive, sensual and dark. The author painstakingly describes surroundings. Marina’s childhood memories are used to help establish who she is and the relationship she has with her sister.
This novel was a short, quick and easy read that kept my attention. However, the ending didn’t quite satisfy. I felt like it ended just when it was getting suspenseful.
Overall, a well written, detailed novel of infatuation.
This book was provided for review by Netgalley.