Iâ€™ve never been in prison, but I imagine that upon getting out, Iâ€™d do anything to avoid the thing that got me thrown in there. The Drowning Bay opens with Allison leaving prison. Though she doesnâ€™t intend to tempt fate, sheâ€™s inevitably drawn into a mystery of a missing woman and a dead body. Passionate and committed to her beliefs, she embarks on a torturous trail that leads to evidence of further assaults on the environment and peopleâ€™s lives.
This story is well written and suspenseful. I came to care about the things Allison treasuresâ€”especially the young African boy trying to find his place in the world. And, frankly, I learned a lot about how those in power continue to pollute our precious planet.
Allison is a well-drawn character with a big heart and, sometimes, not a lot of sense. At the risk of returning to prison, she carries on. Considering her dark path, I might have done the same thing. If you enjoy stories of characters struggling to cope with forces they canâ€™t control, then youâ€™ll enjoy The Drowning Bay. In fighting for whatâ€™s right, the human spirit has never been stronger.
You can find this review at Goodreads.
On parole, Allison, now an ex-con trying to survive her freedom, comes to the aid of an adopted African refugee boy. Heâ€™s lost his activist mother to a mounting ecological crisis and to a corrupt town in the pocket of developers.
The hacking skills that got her into trouble help her discover the activistâ€™s unpublished blog. In violation of her parole she cannot risk her freedom by telling the shocking truth to her parole officer, or the boy, or anyoneâ€”not after she sees the body in the fishkill.
Where to Buy
Did you enjoy this review? Check out my other reviews here.