High Water

High Water

Book - 2002 | 1st ed.
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Baker & Taylor
Suspecting her father may have been involved in her mother's mysterious death, Georgie Smallwood is stunned when he too is murdered and her sister, Claire, in dire financial straits after the breakup of her marriage, is implicated in the crime.

McMillan Palgrave
A suspenseful and chilling tale of a family undone by a mother's mysterious death and a father's startling secrets.

Beaufort, South Carolina, is home to the Smallwoods, a family that appears close-knit but is in fact deeply at odds. The youngest sibling, Georgie, is consumed with anger at her father, Fielding, an unforgiving ex-marine, whose involvement in a notorious scandal many years earlier cast a shadow over his career and the Smallwood name. A fierce patriarch, Fielding neglects Georgie's mother; belittles her brother, Ashby; and denies her sister, Claire, the financial support she needs after a trying divorce. When her mother dies suddenly and of mysterious causes, Georgie immediately suspects that her father was somehow involved.

As she works to convince Ashby and Claire of her suspicions, however, their father is murdered, and Claire is implicated in his death. Georgie desperately attempts to piece together both her family and her personal life, but the evidence of their father's betrayal and the secrets of his past threaten to leave the Smallwood family in ruin.

As affecting as it is suspenseful, High Water infuses a harrowing mystery with an intensely personal study of the delicate, complex bonds that define a family. Lynn Hightower's most successful book yet, High Water, packs a powerful combination of intrigue and insight.


Holtzbrinck
A suspenseful and chilling tale of a family undone by a mother's mysterious death and a father's startling secrets. Beaufort, South Carolina, is home to the Smallwoods, a family that appears close-knit but is in fact deeply at odds. The youngest sibling, Georgie, is consumed with anger at her father, Fielding, an unforgiving ex-marine, whose involvement in a notorious scandal many years earlier cast a shadow over his career and the Smallwood name. A fierce patriarch, Fielding neglects Georgie's mother; belittles her brother, Ashby; and denies her sister, Claire, the financial support she needs after a trying divorce. When her mother dies suddenly and of mysterious causes, Georgie immediately suspects that her father was somehow involved. As she works to convince Ashby and Claire of her suspicions, however, their father is murdered, and Claire is implicated in his death. Georgie desperately attempts to piece together both her family and her personal life, but the evidence of their father's betrayal and the secrets of his past threaten to leave the Smallwood family in ruin. As affecting as it is suspenseful, High Water infuses a harrowing mystery with an intensely personal study of the delicate, complex bonds that define a family. Lynn Hightower's most successful book yet, High Water , packs a powerful combination of intrigue and insight.

Blackwell North Amer
When Georgie Smallwood's mother dies suddenly and of mysterious causes, it isn't long before Georgie's suspicions turn to her father. Fielding Smallwood, an ex-marine, was involved in a notorious scandal when Georgie was a small child; that scandal ended his career and cast a shadow over the Smallwood name and their hometown of Beaufort, South Carolina. A difficult man with complicated personal standards, Fielding had not enjoyed a happy relationship with his wife in the wake of his discharge from the marines, and he has long struggled with his dissapointment in Georgie's siblings, Ashby and Claire, and an ever-growing estrangement from the headstrong Georgie.
But family ties are hard to sever, and Ashby and Claire remain vulnerable and devoted to their father, refusing to believe he could have had a hand in their mother's death. Then Fielding is murdered and Claire is implicated. As surely as the death of their mother united the Smallwood siblings, the death of their father rips them apart. When Georgie attempts to piece together her personal and family life, she finds that the evidence of her father's betrayal and the secrets of his past threaten the very survival of what family she has left, and give her insight into the complex motivations of a father who lived by a code that destroyed him from the inside out.

Baker
& Taylor

Suspecting that her unforgiving, harsh father may have been somehow involved in her mother's sudden and mysterious death, Georgie Smallwood is stunned when he too is murdered and her sister, Claire, a divorcTe in dire financial straits after the breakup of her marriage, is implicated in the crime. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Henry Holt, 2002.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780805067569
0805067566
Characteristics: 302 p. ; 25 cm.

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