Down By The Water By Elle Connel

Down By The Water By Elle Connel


Seven friends gather at a castle in the Scottish Borders. One last weekend before Georgie’s wedding. Near the castle, through a path in the woods, is a loch. After a few drinks, they head down to the water to take photos. The loch is wild, lonely, and stunningly beautiful. They set their camera to self-timer and take some group shots. Later, looking back at the pictures, they see something impossible.

Behind them, eyes wide, a small, drenched boy emerges from the water.

But none of them saw him, and nobody knows where he went. They’re miles from the nearest town. How did he get there? Where did he go?

As the weekend unravels and terrible secrets come to light, it soon becomes clear that their perfect weekend is turning into a perfect nightmare. They’re desperate to leave – but someone won’t let them.

My Thoughts:

When I read the plot for this book I thought it sounded brilliant. It is mysterious and creepy, when seven friends meet at a castle in Scotland for the weekend, just before one of them get’s married, they go down to the Loch to take pictures, after looking back at the pictures at a later date they realise they were not alone. Elle has described the place so well that I had goosebumps on my arms and I felt a chill in the air. With the story you never really know what will come next, the weekend continues but things start to happen that is beyond any bodies control. Will they be able to cut loose and get away? The story is hauntingly beautiful. I won’t be forgetting this book in a hurry, it still gives me the chills.

I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review. Thank you to Anne Cater and Wildfire books for sending me a copy.

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