Waiting on Wednesday #41: Drowning Is Inevitable by Shalanda Stanley

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I don't read much crime or thriller. I'm not entirely sure which genre Drowning is Inevitable fit into, but whichever it is I don't read much of it. But it sounds too good to turn down!

Drowning Is Inevitable
by Shalanda Stanley
is released on September 8th, 2015
Olivia has spent her whole life struggling to escape her dead mother’s shadow. But when her father can’t even look at her because Olivia reminds him of her mother, and her grandmother mistakenly calls her “Lillian,” shaking a reputation she didn’t ask for is next to impossible. Olivia is used to leaning on her best friend, Jamie; her handsome but hot-tempered boyfriend, Max; and their wild-child friend, Maggie, for the reality check that her small Louisiana town can’t provide. But when a terrible fight between Jamie and his father turns deadly, all Olivia can think to do is grab her friends and run.

In a flash, Olivia, Jamie, Max, and Maggie become fugitives on the back roads of Louisiana. They’re headed to New Orleans, where they hope to find a solution to an unfixable problem. But with their faces displayed on all the news stations, their journey becomes a harrowing game of hide-and-seek from the police—and so-called allies, who just might be the real enemy.

Shalanda Stanley’s breathtaking debut novel explores the deep ties between legacy, loyalty, and love, even as it asks the question: How far would you go to save a friend?


  1. I've seen this a few times around in the last couple weeks, and those posts have definitely piqued my interest in this story. Like you, I haven't read much crime or thriller, but I am seriously wanting to read this one!!
    Here's my WoW

  2. Great pick! I'm really looking forward to reading this one too. It sounds great; I don't read enough thrillers either.
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian


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