“Haunting in its plausibility… Water for Drowning will immerse you in a sea of inescapable, personal darkness.”
“Real life and legend collide in Cluley’s haunting tale. By turn tragic and beautiful, the emotions ebb and flow like the tide. Water For Drowning is heartbreaking. It plays on your mind and leaves questions unanswered, as all good horror should. Recommended.”
“A wonderful story of contemporary life meets folklore and fairy tale. The characters are fascinating and the plot beautifully woven – I loved it. Highly recommended!”
“I loved every harsh, bitter word of it.”
“With this, Ray Cluley takes us to the water’s edge and holds our faces under until we can see as he does. And it’s beautiful under there. Dark and funny and amazing. And don’t worry that you can’t breathe. Breathing is secondary, when you’ve got writing like this.”
STEPHEN GRAHAM JONES
“A mesmerising tale of a man and his mermaid.”
“A vital read!”
For Josh, falling in love does not fit in with his rock and roll lifestyle. And falling for someone who believes in mermaids? Who wants to be one? Well, he wasn’t expecting that, either.
But the sea is deep with mysteries. Sometimes they wash ashore, whispered in the hush of a quiet tide, and all you have to do is listen. Other times you have to explore the dark beneath the surface yourself, unsure of what you might find…
- Special introduction about the genesis of Water For Drowning by Ray Cluley
- Bonus story: the British Fantasy Award winning story ‘Shark! Shark!’
Cover Artwork by Pye Parr
Publication Date: 28 August 2014
Water For Drowning is available worldwide from all good bookstores and websites.