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Cold Waters By Debbie Herbert


I am a complete bookworm, and read many books each month. Additionally, it’s fair to say reading is my way of unwinding, and I do a lot of that! When I was sent an advance copy of Cold Waters By Debbie Herbert, I was happy to give it a whirl.

Cold Waters By Debbie Herbert

I am a huge fan of Mysteries. I love to get sucked into the “who done it” storylines. Trying to work out what happened before its revealed is my favourite part of mysteries. Read on to find out what I thought of Cold Waters By Debbie Herbert.


Everyone thinks fourteen-year-old Violet is a murderer. After a summer-night swim with her best friend, Ainsley, Violet is found confused, wandering in the forest—and Ainsley’s never seen again. But without a body, murder charges won’t stick, so Violet is sent away.

After more than a decade in a psychiatric ward, Violet returns to her broken-down hometown of Normal, Alabama, to claim her dead mother’s inheritance and help her overworked sister care for their unstable, alcoholic father. Violet, still haunted by that night eleven years ago, endures horrific flashbacks and twisted hallucinations while townsfolk spit accusations—and for all she knows, they’re right.

As the summer heats up, details of Ainsley’s fate appear like a beast’s wild eyes, watching in the darkness, and grim revelations about Violet’s family threaten to devour her. Already on the edge of madness, Violet must fight to keep her sanity long enough for the terrible truth to burst from the cold, dark waters.

Cold Waters By Debbie Herbert Cover

My Thoughts:

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book, if I am honest. Thankfully, I gave it a whirl, and am happy to report I was right to do so! From less than two chapters in, I was hooked! Aside from the very random character names, the entire book was a pleasure to read. It took me less than two days to devour this story, and I emerged completely satisfied with the ending.

I did figure out what had happened… But not as early on in the story as I usually do with these types of books.

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About The Book:

Cold Waters By Debbie Herbert is 326 pages long, and is available now on Kindle, Audiobook and Paperback from Amazon. It’s 99p on Kindle, or f you’re a fan of paper, it’s currently £4.99 in paperback or £12.99 in hardback. The paperback is published by Thomas & Mercer.

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