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The Swimming Pool

By: Mary Roberts Rinehart
Narrated by: Laurel Lefkow
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Two reclusive sisters. A crumbling mansion. A dead doppelgänger. The New York Times best seller from the author known as the American Agatha Christie.

The Birches was one of the grand mansions of the 1920s, with a ballroom, tennis courts, and, of course, a swimming pool. But after the crash of '29, when Lois and Judith's father killed himself to escape his debts, the family turned the summer home into a fulltime retreat from the world. Decades later, Judith is the queen of New York society, a fast-living beauty whose nerves are beginning to fray, while Lois still lives in the dilapidated old mansion, writing mystery novels to pay the bills. She is about to encounter a mystery of her own.

To stave off a nervous breakdown, Judith moves in with her kid sister. Terrified of an unnamed threat, she nails her windows shut and locks the door. Soon, a woman is found dead in the pool - a stranger who bears a shocking resemblance to Judith. In a family with a history of tragedy, a chilling new chapter is about to be written.

©1952 Mary Roberts Rinehart; copyright 1980 by Frederick R. Rinehart and Alan G. Rinehart (P)2021 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books