Allison’s freedom after getting out of prison hinges on keeping a secret from an adopted refugee boy. His mother is missing, but with the hacking skills that sent her to prison, Allison discovers the activist’s unpublished blog—

the boy’s mother is never coming home.   

To win her back Allison’s grieving ex-boyfriend breaks his commitment to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees and joins her search to reunite the activist with her son. But a treacherous detective in the pocket of an unscrupulous developer is planning to have them join the body that floats with the fish and osprey in the poisoned bay.

Can Allison learn about belonging from the tides of the lost ecosystem? Can she find freedom?

The Drowning Bay is the third suspense in The Trilogy for Freedom. For a deeper grasp of the compelling characters in Book Three, read the two previous stand-alone novels. 

If you liked, Where the Crawdads Sing and enjoy delving into the psyche of a committed character who must weigh ethical choices against a global responsibility to the environment, then read this book.

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“Both delicate and powerful,
The Drowning Bay is a thrilling ecosuspense 
that weighs personal accountability against
a global responsibility.”

~Lauren Rico, award-winning author of the Reverie trilogy, a psychological thriller series, set in the world of competitive classical music.

The Drowning Bay is ambrosia for fans of Geoffrey Wells’s blue-ribbon ecosuspense trilogy. This exhilarating final installment brings together the major players in an intriguing new setting, the semirural east end of Long Island, which is depicted with such skill and affection that it feels like a living, breathing character. The story takes the reader deep into Allison’s psyche while exploring issues of conservation, ethics, and conflicting responsibilities.

 ~ Pamela Burford, best-selling author of Undertaking Irene

Join the environmentally aware community in my Readers Group

THE NEW GEOFFREY WELLS ECO-THRILLER, THE DROWNING BAY IS HERE…I know you wouldn’t be reading this if you didn’t care about our planet. Which is why I want to broaden my conversation with you through my Readers Group. There is much work to be done to restore and preserve ecosystems around the world. We all have an essential role to play in the ecosystem we share with all life on earth, so we must all do what we can. I hope you can join the conversation by signing up to the mailing list.

And, here’s the best part:
To get you started, you can download the first book of the series, A Fado for the River–with my compliments!
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