The mayor flipped a lever, and everyone cheered as Old Lower Grange was submerged beneath five thousand swimming pools? worth of water. But Cassie?s family wasn?t there to see it ? they were too busy rushing to the hospital to deliver an eight-weeks-early Cassie. Now, twelve years later, Cassie feels drawn to the mysteries hidden beneath the surface of the manmade lake ? and she?s not the only one. Her classmate Liam, who wears oversize swim trunks to cover the scars on his legs, joins Cassie on the lake?s forbidden side. As the summer heats up, the water drops lower and lower, offering them glimpses of the ghostly town and uncovering secrets one prominent town figure seems anxious to keep submerged. But like a swimmer who ventures too far from shore, Cassie realizes she can?t turn back. Can she bring their suspicions to light before it?s too late ? and does she dare?
Cassie was the first baby born in New Lower Grange after the town of Old Lower Grange was flooded with water for a manmade lake and a dam. Now 12, Cassie swims in the lake daily, fascinated by the town below. The town's centennial is coming up, and Cassie's fascination turns into the uncovering of secrets that haven't been forgotten. Along with Liam, a classmate and the victim of a terrible accident, Cassie finds a compelling mystery.
- Juvenile Fiction
- Sports + Recreation / Water Sports, Mysteries + Detective Stories, Social Issues / Friendship
- 9-12 years
- May 14, 2013
- May 14, 2013
- Meg Mckinlay
- Tara Sands (Narrator)