THE DROWNING POOL
By Syd Moore
I’ve just finished reading The Drowning Pool and want to post the review while it is still fresh in my mind.
I don’t want to give away the story itself in this review, instead I want to focus more on my opinions of the book. This is, essentially, a ghost story. Not my usual genre but a book that I really enjoyed nonetheless. In fact I would say that after reading it I think I’d be more inclined to pick up a ‘ghost story’ in the future.
I was initially drawn to it as it is based in Leigh on Sea in Essex which is quite near to where I used to live so I thought I would enjoy some of the local references and folk-lore; which I did.
I liked the way that relationships were built within the story, they were believable and engaging – I found myself caring about the central characters.
I liked the way that the suspense was built too. There was one morning in particular when I was reading this book that I scared myself witless thinking I could hear noises downstairs! Yes I said morning, it was broad daylight!
Spooky and engaging – gets a thumbs up from me.