"Carroll combines a skill for mystery writing ... with her sports journalism and Masters swimming background

by nailing the details of what it's like to race in open water. I liked Carroll's characters immensely,

but it was the story that kept me up late reading."  Swimmer Magazine

"Carroll's writing bounces off the page." Kirkus Review

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DEAD IN THE WATER​

Meet Trisha Carson.  No money.  No man.  No mojo.

Trisha is sitting in the hot summer sun at the edge of a cool Sierra lake.  She witnesses an accidental drowning during an open water swim. What else could it be?  An elite athlete doesn't sprint away from the pack, stop, never to move again.  A week later, another swimmer known more for her beauty than athletic ability, drives her car off a 20-foot cliff into the Pacific Ocean. 

Only Trisha believes the accidents aren't so accidental.  Naively, she asks too many questions to precisely the wrong people and is soon drawn into an expanding web of intrigue, revenge and danger.

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What happened to Shari Grantner? One day the tall red-haired lawyer is running a successful open water swim clinic. Less than 24 hours later, her body washes up on a beach near San Francisco.  Shari’s sister reaches out to Trisha Carson, an amateur sleuth, asking for her help.  No need to ask twice. Trisha jumps into the investigation and soon discovers that the strait-laced barrister had a sizzling secret life.

Trisha begins to untangle an ever-growing list of suspects. As she inches closer to the culprit, the trail circles back to a familiar location…where the killer is waiting.

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