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“Simultaneously melancholy and sweet at its core.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Well-delineated characters and a suspenseful plot make this a winner.” —Publishers Weekly
“Daughters of the Lake has everything you could want in a spellbinding read: unexpected family secrets, ghosts, tragic love stories, intertwined fates.” —Refinery29
“…Perfect for anyone who loves a good ghost story that bleeds into the present day.” —Health
“Daughters of the Lake is gothic to its core, a story of ghostly revenge, of wronged parties setting history right.” —Star Tribune
“Daughters of the Lake provides an immersive reading experience to those who love ghostly mysteries, time travel, and lovely descriptions.” —New York Journal of Books
“Daughters of the Lake is an alchemical blend of romance, intrigue, ancestry, and the supernatural.” —Bookreporter
“Eerie, atmospheric, and mesmerizing.” —Novelgossip
“…Haunting and heartbreaking…A masterful work of suspense…” —Midwest Book Review
“In Wendy Webb’s entrancing Daughters of the Lake, dreams open a door between the dead and the living, a lake spirit calls to a family of gifted women, and a century-old murder is solved under the cover of fog. This northern gothic gem is everything that is delicious, spooky, and impossible to put down.” —Emily Carpenter, author of Burying the Honeysuckle Girls, The Weight of Lies, and Every Single Secret
“The tentacles of the past reach out to threaten Kate Granger in this atmospheric tale, set on the shores of Lake Superior. Filled with all the intrigue of old houses and their long-buried secrets, this gothic tale will make you shiver.” —Elizabeth Hall, bestselling author of Miramont’s Ghost
“Wendy Webb’s deftly woven tale hits all the right notes. A lost legacy of lake spirits, restless ghostly figures, and a past shrouded in fog and regret blend in delicious harmony in Daughters of the Lake. The queen of northern gothic does it again with this quintessential ghost story [that’s] every bit as compelling and evocative as her fans have come to expect.” —Eliza Maxwell, bestselling author of The Unremembered Girl
From the Publisher
Daughters of the Lake has everything my gothic-loving heart could possibly desire, and then some—long-buried family secrets at the bottom of a mist-shrouded lake, scandals silenced for a century, unsolved mysteries desperate to be unraveled, murder and madness, and a final twist that I definitely did not see coming. Webb’s latest is a clever mystery, an epic love story, a multigenerational family saga, and an ancient legend all combined in one heart-racing novel.
- Alicia Clancy, Editor
- ASIN : B076M1Z7BQ
- Publisher : Lake Union Publishing (November 1, 2018)
- Publication date : November 1, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 1588 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 317 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #15,908 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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It begins dramatically, as in the first few pages a body is discovered. Kate Granger our heroine, returns to her childhood home on Lake Superior after discovering that her husband has been cheating on her. When Kate’s father is walking their dog he finds the body of a woman holding a baby’s corpse on the shore of the lake, Kate is distraught as she realises she has been dreaming about this woman she doesn’t know for some time.
‘It was finally time for the lake to give her up. And so, one morning in late summer, her body washed gently into the shallows, as though it, she, had simply been floating in a peaceful, watery slumber.’ ... ‘Her appearance was all the more remarkable since she had died nearly a century earlier.’
Hence the story begins, moving Between Kate’s investigation in present time and Great Bay in 1889 and the early life of Addie Cassatt and her friend Jess Stewart. Little snippets are revealed and the reader feels as desperate as Kate to find the truth...
With the support of friends Kate tries to learn from her dreams and believe the impossible, even if it means connecting the body to a centuries-old mystery entangled with Kate’s own family history...
“This is a police matter, Kate. It’s not up to you to solve this crime.” “I don’t agree!” she said, louder than she intended. She pushed herself to her feet and walked over to the fireplace. “I’m the one who’s dreaming about her. She washed up on the beach in front of my parents’ home. This feels really personal to me. And, forgive me, but there’s no way you are going to find a living, breathing person who is responsible for her death. If her murder is going to be solved, it is up to me.” “But why, Kate? Just for the sake of argument, say everything we’ve been talking about today is true. Say the woman lying in the morgue right now is the very same woman in this photograph. She died more than a century ago! As you said, there is no living, breathing person to bring to justice, to pay for this crime.”
‘Daughters of the Lake’ has everything from buried family secrets, scandal, Murder, super natural saga, love - lost and found and more... all at the bottom of an eerie lake. Coupled with a deep melancholy, plus a final twist that was so unexpected that I had to just stop... this is a very clever mystery that I did not put down. Highly recommended.
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I wouldn't consider this solely a romance, although there was (clean) romance. I wouldn't consider this solely a Ghost story, although there were some ghosts. I wouldn't consider this solely a murder mystery, although there was a murder. And yes, there was a Haunted House. But this story (although it had all of the above ingredients) spanned decades, told of love and betrayal, and uncovered surprising family secrets along the way.
I am not a fan of jumping from past to present to tell a story, but in this case it worked reasonably well. I liked the characters, I enjoyed the plot, and I admit that I'm guilty of putting everything aside today in order to finish it. And... what an unexpected surprise to have more than one suspenseful "finish" to the story. I am also grateful that this was a complete story and not simply the first book in a series. That's getting increasingly rare these days; and I, for one, would appreciate more standalones.
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This was a reasonably easy read but not particularly thought provoking or well written with an extremely predictable "twist in the tale" and some not very pleasant characters involved. It was quite difficult to work out what people were actually supposed to be like as most of the characters changed personality with the turn of a page and Kate and Simon could have solved all of the mysteries a lot more quickly if they didn't spend so much time moping around and taking hot baths.
I do like a supernatural story, but this one was very superficial and not very imaginative. Generally an OK read but it isn't one I would want to recommend.
Towards the end I did find my attention wandering somewhat, so not sure that I would read it again.
This could have been a brilliant gothic novel but unfortunately because of the ending I have to give it 3 and a half stars.
So we start in modern day and a body washes up on the edge of the lake. Kate sees the body, recognising the victim. Her reaction causes a stir, not in the least because no one - including Kate knows this victim. Her reaction is out of place - as is her knowledge that a newborn baby, also dead, was hidden from view. Even more curious is this woman appears to have died recently but her clothes are 100 years old.
Under suspicion of murder, Kate goes to stay with her cousin where stories of the past, paranormal activity, criminal deeds, prophetic dreams and legend past all combine to bring the past and present together in a tale so heartbreaking I literally had tears! I thought I'd guessed the ending at about 75% but there were more twists in this tale to be had before it was done.
This book left me slightly stunned when I'd finished. It was so sad, with so much unfairness and injustice and yet it all came to a beautiful conclusion.