Learning To Swim: A Novel
Author : Sara J. Henry
Publisher : Broadway Books
Published Year : 2011
Format : Paperback, 304 pages
Dimensions : 5.22 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 0.68 (d)
ISBN : 0307718395
ISBN13 : 9780307718396
Overview :“If I’d blinked, I would have missed it. But I didn’t, and I saw something fall from the rear deck of the opposite ferry: a small, wide-eyed human face, in one tiny frozen moment, as it plummeted toward the water.”
When she witnesses a small child tumbling from a ferry into Lake Champlain, Troy Chance dives in without thinking. Harrowing moments later, she bobs to the surface, pulling a terrified little boy with her. As the ferry disappears into the distance, she begins a bone-chilling swim nearly a mile to shore with a tiny passenger on her back.
Surprisingly, he speaks only French. He’ll acknowledge that his name is Paul; otherwise, he’s resolutely mute.
Troy assumes that Paul’s frantic parents will be in touch with the police or the press. But what follows is a shocking and deafening silence. And Troy, a freelance writer, finds herself as fiercely determined to protect Paul as she is to find out what happened to him. What she uncovers will take her into a world of wealth and privilege and heedless self-indulgence—a world in which the murder of a child is not unthinkable. She’ll need skill and courage to survive and protect her charge and herself.
Sara J. Henry’s powerful and compelling Learning to Swim will move and disturb readers right up to its shattering conclusion.
From the Hardcover edition.
Winner of the 2012 Mary Higgins Clark Award
Winner of the 2011 Agatha Award for Best First Novel
Winner of the 2012 Anthony Award for Best First Novel