The Drowning: A Novel

The Drowning: A Novel

Every seven years, a boy disappears from Camp Waukeelo. Who will be next? It doesn’t take long for a little boy to disappear. Joey Proctor can’t swim, but that doesn’t ...

About The Author

J.P. Smith

J.P. Smith is the author of eight novels. He lives on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Visit him online at and on Twitter @JPSmith8.

Reviews of

The Drowning: A Novel

“An overbearing alpha male gets his comeuppance in this smart, creepy thriller.”

Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Alex Mason has it all: a lavish lifestyle, a beautiful family, a thriving career. He’s built his life around the certainty that no one would discover what really happened twenty years ago at an idyllic summer camp. He’s wrong. The Drowning is an edge-of-your-seat read.”

Kaira Rouda, bestselling author of Best Day Ever and What Comes Around

“Smith has hit this one out of the park. Great characters, a plot that will draw you from the first to the last page and destined to be a must read book of 2019.”

The Strand Magazine