Learning to Swim

Learning to Swim

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When she witnesses a small child tumbling from a ferry into Lake Champlain, Troy Chance dives in without thinking. Harrowing moments later, she bobs to the surface, pulling a terrified little boy with her. As the ferry disappears into the distance, she begins a bone-chilling swim nearly a mile to shore with a tiny passenger on her back. Surprisingly, he speaks only French. He'll acknowledge that his name is Paul; otherwise, he's resolutely mute. Troy assumes that Paul's frantic parents will be in touch with the police or the press. But what follows is a shocking and deafening silence. And Troy, a freelance writer, finds herself as fiercely determined to protect Paul as she is to find out what happened to him. What she uncovers will take her into a world of wealth and privilege and heedless self-indulgence -- a world in which the murder of a child is not unthinkable. She'll need skill and courage to survive and protect her charge and herself.
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, c2011
ISBN: 9780307718389
Branch Call Number: HENRY
Characteristics: 289 p

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myagavin
Jul 11, 2018

Good book, but rambles on at some points.

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OGBooktalk
Oct 23, 2017

on 2017 reading ballot

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maipenrai
Dec 04, 2016

(The first book in the Troy Chance series)

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Wong_Anne
Jun 09, 2015

1st of a series – A child is rescued after a fall from a ferry and no one reports him missing. A fast-paced and we;; thought-out mystery.

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Lillitone
Nov 26, 2014

I enjoyed the book overall, as a piece of light reading, though it has a fair share of unrealistic resolutions and blatant random coincidences. Beach reading.

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bridge1
Apr 09, 2013

Very good.

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lgbennett89
Apr 09, 2013

Sara J. Henry gave us in her debut a remarkably fresh story that captured me from page 1. Even not believing some of Troy's innocence, I found her naivity refreshing. It was a good book with good characters and a wonderful story line.

KHaney Mar 28, 2013

She does have a second book out, "A Cold and Lonely Place". Just came out last month and also features Troy as the main character. So looking forward to it arriving at the library!

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Daphne57
Mar 28, 2013

Sara Henry writes a compelling story; I hope she continues to write books.

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bette108
Jan 10, 2013

Although a debut novel, for which I might grant some leeway, I thought this novel was just 'too pat.' The characters, in my opinion, do not act the way one imagines they would. The heroine is apparently a pretty savy chic but she does some stupid things that don't seem to fit such an independent, educated person. Just not my style I suppose.

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timehascome
May 10, 2013

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