Carrie Bell was born and raised in Wisconsin. She's had the same best friend, the same good relationship with her mother, the same boyfriend for as long as anyone can remember. She is already quietly bored with Mike when he is horrifically injured in a diving accident at Clausen's Reservoir. Now the future that Carrie was only beginning to Rebel against looks set in stone.
Everyone thinks they know what Carrie will - and ought to do. But Carrie is caught in a maze of moral dilemmas and is forced to question everything she thought she knew about herself. It is a moment of terrifying confusion, but also of mesmerising possibility.
A rich deeply satisfying debut novel about the desire to live fully, about loyalty and self-knowledge, and the conflict between who we want to be to others and who we must be for ourselves.
The Dive From Clausen's Pier' will speak to all those who have ever thought about leaving when they knew they should stay, anyone who has ever felt trapped, not only by circumstance but by the strength of their own love.