'A gripping story of the unravelling of a mother's secrets as her daughter searches for answers to a decades-old mystery of a local girl's disappearance. Evocative, suspenseful and beautifully written. I couldn't put it down.' Adrienne Chinn
'I was hooked from the very first page. The emotional layers of this beautifully written book are woven together seamlessly. Absolutely superb!' Clare Marchant
'An absolutely fascinating tale of a fractured family, and the hurts and secrets that they carry. McCarron's observations and characterizations are sublime.' Jenni Keer
A gripping and emotional story of family and the secrets we keep from the ones we love. For fans of Kristin Hannah and Delia Owens.
When you're lost sometimes the only way to look forward is to look back...
Three women. Two generations apart. One secret they share.
1997. As the people of Fort Meadow Beach celebrate the Fourth of July, four-year-old Daisy Wright disappears and is never seen again.
Present Day. Fired from her job and heartbroken, Peyton Winchester moves back home for the summer.
Sitting in her childhood bedroom in her parents' sprawling mansion on the edge of the Atlantic ocean brings back all kinds of memories – including Daisy's vanishing when Peyton was a young girl herself. As she begins her search for the truth, the investigation will hit close to home, intertwining Daisy's past and Peyton's present with irreversible consequences.
How far will Peyton be ready to go to uncover the truth and will what she finds destroy everything or finally lead her home?
Readers love The Shimmer on the Water:
'Magic... I felt like gnawing on my arm to get to the end! And what an ending it was. Loved it... Arresting book. Marina McCarron's writing has me absolutely hooked!' Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Wow what a fantastic read... A great story which will keep you gripped from the beginning. I really loved it and highly recommend this book.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Mesmerizing... Tons of family drama, and the disappearance of a little girl. Highly recommend!' Tara Leigh Books, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Riveting... A young girl who vanished, but it was also about a family with so many secrets... Captured my attention and reeled me in until the end... Amazing... Took me down a path with twist, turns, and unbelievable things happening.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'An incredible, dual timeline family saga. It kept me gripped the whole time... Eualla's story really pulled at my heart... I thoroughly enjoyed this book.' @thesapphiccelticbookworm, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Absolutely loved this book... A great read with strong characters and a fabulous story.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Intriguing... Great characters... Brilliantly interwoven. Highly recommended.' NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'Loved it and will strongly recommend!' Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
'A slow-burning thriller that builds to a devastating dénouement' Mail on Sunday, on The Long Dark Road.
'It's edge-of-the-seat stuff. The plot is good. I really couldn't see how it was going to work out... It's a cracker' Bookbag, on The Long Dark Road.
'[A] dark, tense, addictive read that holds copious amounts of suspense' Novel Kicks, on The Family