From the author of the bestselling and beloved novel The Memory Keeper’s Daughter Kim Edwards, comes a mesmerising story of startling family secrets and lies in the Sunday Times bestselling novel The Lake of Dreams.
The darkest secrets are the ones we hide from ourselves.
Ten years ago, traumatized by her father’s death, Lucy left her home and her country. Now, she returns to her family’s rambling lakeside home to lay old ghosts to rest.
However, sleepless one night, she makes a momentous discovery. Locked in a moonlit window seat is a collection of family heirlooms – objects whose secrets no one was ever supposed to find.
Piecing together her family’s true history, she realises that the story she has always been told was a fiction. And the more she uncovers, the more Lucy comes to question her own life choices – including why it is that her first lover, Keegan Fall, has never left her heart…
Mesmerizing and haunting, The Lake of Dreams is a startling story of family secrets and lies, lost love and redemption, and of the many pieces and puzzles that make up a life.
I have had this book sitting on my bookshelf for some time and I am wishing now I had read it sooner. I was attracted to the cover and after reading the synopsis I was intrigued by the family history aspect.
I found myself absorbed with Lucy’s story. The story is narrated in the first person making it easy to identify with her. The setting for the story is near water and nature which is very much brought to life by the descriptive writing. However, it is a slow build story which I found difficult at times but I stayed with it and I am glad I did.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kim Edwards website is http://kimedwardsbooks.com/