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The Secret by the Lake

The Secret by the Lake - Louise Douglas 3.5 Stars

This was my first Louise Douglas book and I was plesently surprised by the read.

A Family Tragedy, A Sister's Secret, a Web of Lies and A Spooky old house, all the elements of good fiction in my opinion.

I really enjoyed this novel although it did take me a little while to get into it but after a few chapters it had me engrossed with it's atmospheric plot. It has that old fashioned style charm of good storytelling and surprising twists and turns that I find missing in a lot of fiction books of late. The writing is vivid and I loved the eerie feeling of the story. Characters are well drawn and the plot is suspenseful and kept me engaged throughout the whole novel.

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