The Sound of Drowning (Hardcover)
"A heartbreaking love triangle, for readers who can't stand love triangles." – Kirkus reviews
“A moody and moving, richly scenic romance.” – Kelly deVos, author of Fat Girl on a Plane
“An emotional riptide of a read! I’m still searching for my next breath...and my next tissue.” – Darcy Woods, author of Summer of Supernovas
Meredith Hall has a secret. Every night she takes the ferry to meet Ben, her best friend and first love. Though their relationship must remain a secret, they’ve been given a second chance, and Mer's determined to make it work. She lost Ben once before and discovered the awful reality: she doesn't know how to be happy without him…
Until Wyatt washes ashore—a brash new guy with a Texas twang and a personality bigger than his home state. He makes her feel reckless, excited, and alive in ways that cut through her perpetual gloom. The deeper they delve into each other’s pasts, the more Wyatt’s charms become impossible to ignore.
But a storm is brewing in the Outer Banks. When it hits, Mer finds her heart tearing in half and her carefully constructed reality slipping back into the surf. As she discovers that even the most deeply buried secrets have a way of surfacing, she’ll have to learn that nothing is forever—especially second chances.
"A heartbreaking love triangle, for readers who can't stand love triangles... Harrowing but cathartic." – Kirkus reviews
"The unusual setting and presence of star teen athletes who step away from their sports may intrigue readers, but the primary readership will be those who swoon over a doomed romance." – Booklist
“A moody and moving, richly scenic romance with breathtaking twists that will keeping you guessing and turning pages until the very end.” – Kelly deVos, author of Fat Girl on a Plane
“Stunning, evocative, and ocean deep, The Sound of Drowning is truly an emotional riptide of a read! I’m still searching for my next breath...and my next tissue.” – Darcy Woods, award-winning author of Summer of Supernovas
“Katherine Fleet's The Sound of Drowning is a beautifully written tale of love and loss. This haunting story, and its cast of well-developed characters, will stay with you long after the final page.” – Amy Trueblood, author of Nothing but Sky
“An introspective story blending contemporary with mystical elements, The Sound of Drowning is your next binge read!” – Stephanie Scott, author of Alterations