Title: The Secret by the Lake
Author: Louise Douglas
Release date: November 19h 2015
Rating: 4.5 stars
I've read several books by Louise Douglas now and have enjoyed them all, so wasn't surprised to find 'The Secret by the Lake' to be every bit as good as her previous work. I have to admit it took a little while to get going, but once it did it had me gripped.
'The Secret by the Lake' is a ghost story full of atmosphere, intrigue and romance, with lots of twists and turns and an ending I did not see coming. It had a very old fashioned feel to it, which I loved, that felt very reminiscent of classic novels such as 'Rebecca' by Daphne Du Maurier.
The haunting secrets held within the walls of Reservoir Cottage and the lake that surrounds it are slowly uncovered, with the tension building more and more until the ghostly and tragic Caroline finally reveals the grim secrets of her past. This is where the novel takes a much darker turn as the full horror of what happened 30 years before becomes disturbingly clear.
I loved 'The Secret by the Lake' and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good old fashioned ghost story. The perfect book to curl up with on a cold winter night.
An atmospheric 4.5 star read. Highly recommended. I look forward to reading more Louise Douglas novels in the future.
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