This Excellent Book The Dark Lake kept my attention from start to finish! For me, I have found this book to be a compelling book (I read it in one afternoon) and I recommend it to you for the following reasons:
1) The story centers around Jane (the deeply troubled main character). Jane is troubled by many things, but the main things she is troubled by is her own anger, fear and her own insecurities. She faces so many problems in her life--the loss of a job, poor mental health as well as dealing with her mother and others in her life. Jane is seeking answers from things outside herself and not looking inside herself for answers.
2) The story itself is told by Jane (the fictional main character. For me it was like we were sitting in a coffee shop and she was telling me her story. She begins the story with where she is now, what her situation is now and how it began in the past.
What has amazed me about this book is this: It is a story in which the theme/moral is that one must let go of the past in order to move on! For me, this book has shown me this lesson. It has shown me personally to let go of past fears, problems and move forward today and day by day!
3) Just as I read the last section of this book, it semi-ended with some resolve as Jane finally remembers a tragic even in her past and is just beginning her long path of work that will come to grips and accept this and move forward....Since this book does end in a cliffhanger, not to worry as there is a part II called Call Me Jane, which I am planning on reading very soon (as I want to find out what happens to Jane).
Note: I was sent a complimentary copy of this book to read and give an honest review. And this review is my honest and genuine opinion/review regarding this book and I am happy to say that I very much enjoyed this book.