Swimming at Night by Lucy Clarke audiobook

Swimming at Night

By Lucy Clarke
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Blackstone Publishing 9781451683394
10.50 Hours Unabridged
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In this dark, gripping debut novel of family, secrets, and loss, a young woman travels the globe to retrace the final months of her sister’s life, searching for answers about her death. Katie’s world is shattered by the news that her headstrong and bohemian younger sister, Mia, has been found dead at the bottom of a cliff in Bali. The authorities say that Mia jumped—that her death was a suicide. Although they hadn’t spoken to one another since Mia suddenly left on an around-the-world trip six months earlier, Katie refuses to accept that her sister would take her own life. Distraught that they never made peace, Katie leaves behind her orderly, sheltered life in London and embarks on a journey to find the truth. With only the entries of Mia’s tattered travel journal as her guide, Katie retraces the last few months of her sister’s life, and—page by page, country by country—begins to uncover the mystery surrounding her death. Weaving together the exotic settings and suspenseful twists of Alex Garland’s The Beach with a powerful tale of familial love in the spirit of Rosamund Lupton’s Sister, Swimming at Night is a fast-paced, accomplished, and gripping debut.

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Summary

Summary

In this dark, gripping debut novel of family, secrets, and loss, a young woman travels the globe to retrace the final months of her sister’s life, searching for answers about her death.

Katie’s world is shattered by the news that her headstrong and bohemian younger sister, Mia, has been found dead at the bottom of a cliff in Bali. The authorities say that Mia jumped—that her death was a suicide.

Although they hadn’t spoken to one another since Mia suddenly left on an around-the-world trip six months earlier, Katie refuses to accept that her sister would take her own life. Distraught that they never made peace, Katie leaves behind her orderly, sheltered life in London and embarks on a journey to find the truth. With only the entries of Mia’s tattered travel journal as her guide, Katie retraces the last few months of her sister’s life, and—page by page, country by country—begins to uncover the mystery surrounding her death.

Weaving together the exotic settings and suspenseful twists of Alex Garland’s The Beach with a powerful tale of familial love in the spirit of Rosamund Lupton’s Sister, Swimming at Night is a fast-paced, accomplished, and gripping debut.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Swimming at Night reaches deep, exploring sibling relationships, love, friendship, identity, and the willingness to put it all on the line in order to learn the truth. I loved my own journey with these two sisters and the haunting landscape of their travels!” Ellen Sussman, New York Times bestselling author
“A tender and intricate meditation on sisterhood and family, Swimming at Night is an accomplished debut. With a deft hand, Lucy Clarke weaves a deep and compelling story that is as much about what binds us together as it is about what tears us apart. Perfectly capturing the impossibly complicated love of siblings, this is a rich and moving story that lingers long after the book is closed.” Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author
“A solid debut…Clarke does a nice job of creating characters who make us care about them and situations that are exciting and believable. A great read for fans of smart contemporary women’s fiction as well as thriller and mystery readers.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Alternating chapters juxtaposing the two sisters’ lives engage readers from the start in Clarke’s accomplished debut.” Booklist

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Reviews

by Lauren M 9/13/2017
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It's rare that a book can be both emotionally interesting and also full of believable excitement. Swimming at Night kept me absorbed in the character's intertwining lives, thoughts, memories, jealousies, and emotions from start to finish. Alternating narrators and misunderstood motives kept anything from getting stale and the reader was excellent. The tactic of having Katie trace Mia's trip and read her journal as she went made for a slowly unfolding story with more depth and suspense than I was expecting. The sisters fall into pretty typical roles, but their reactions and interactions felt more genuine than most similar stories I've read. It was fun to travel vicariously through the characters as they worked through some pretty realistic sibling dynamics and emotional issues in some pretty exotic locations. Definitely would recommend!

Author

Author Bio: Lucy Clarke

Author Bio: Lucy Clarke

Lucy Clarke has a first-class degree in English literature and is a passionate traveler and diarist. She has worked as a presenter of social enterprise events and a creative-writing workshop leader. She is now a full-time novelist. Lucy is married to James Cox, a professional windsurfer, and together they spend their winters traveling and their summers at their home on the south coast of England.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 10.50
Audience: Adult
Language: English