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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paula Treick DeBoard Narrator: David Atlas, Amy McFadden Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2016 ISBN: 9781501201349
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Liz McGinnis never imagined herself living in a luxurious gated community like The Palms. Ever since she and her family moved in, she's felt like an outsider amongst the Stepford-like wives and their obnoxiously spoiled children. Still, she's determined to make it work—if not for herself, then for her husband, Phil, who landed them this lavish home in the first place, and for her daughter, Danielle, who's about to enter high school.

Yet underneath the glossy veneer of The Palms, life is far from idyllic. In a place where reputation is everything, Liz soon discovers that even the friendliest residents can't be trusted—and almost everyone has secrets they'd do anything to protect. So when the gorgeous girl next door befriends Danielle, Liz can't help but find sophisticated Kelsey's interest in her shy and slightly nerdy daughter a bit suspicious.

But while Kelsey quickly becomes a fixture in the McGinnis home, Liz's relationships with both Danielle and Phil grow strained. Now even her own family seems to be hiding things, and it's not long before their dream of living the high life quickly spirals out of control.…

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  • “In Paula Treick DeBoard’s latest breathtaking thriller, she paints a stark and chillingly real portrayal of a family torn apart by teenage transgressions. Gritty and inauspicious from the start, The Drowning Girls left me awestruck, revealing DeBoard’s true brilliance as an author. Spellbinding.”

    Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Sure to be the book everyone is talking about in 2016, I could not put it down.”

    Catherine McKenzie, author of Hidden and Smoke

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About the Author

Paula Treick DeBoard lives with her husband Will and their four-legged brood in Modesto, California. She received a BA in English from Dordt College, an MFA in creative writing from the University of Southern Maine, and a practical education from countless students in her English classes over the years. Her short story “Casualties” placed second in the 2009 Wabash Prize for Fiction, judged by Tobias Wolff.

About the Narrators

David Atlas is a graduate of the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney, Australia. David has numerous voice-over credits, an extensive theatrical résumé, and has starred in short and feature films both in the US and Australia. He currently lives in Los Angeles.

Amy McFadden has narrated more than two hundred titles in many different genres. She is an AudioFile Earphones Award winner and has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She has acted on stage throughout Michigan for more than twenty years and in commercials and film for ten years. She is a founding member of Dog Story Theater in Grand Rapids, Michigan.