by Wendy Webb
Daughters of the Lake is, like all Wendy Webb’s books, set on the shores of Lake Superior. And once again she has produced a book that kept me enthralled from the first sentence to the last. It seems that this woman can do no wrong.
The story itself spans a hundred years, unravelling a bond between two very different women.
When Kate Granger returns to her home town following the break up of her marriage, she is already experiencing strangely clear and very disturbing dreams. But when a body is discovered on the shore close to her parent’s house, the dreams become a reality.
Kate soon finds herself a suspect in a murder case. To clear her head she visits her cousin at the old family home in Wharton. But rather than provide comfort, the house itself, as well as the mysterious woman in her dreams, seem to be using Kate to tell their own stories.
With some interesting twists and a lot of supernatural intervention, Kate begins to unravel the mystery, but not before some sinister interventions and a discovery that will surprise her whole family.
One again Wendy Webb has woven a chilling tale of death, deceipt, love and fear. I enjoy the little twists and turns of the plot and the wonderful characters she creates. Her love of the Great Lakes is clear as is her mastery of Gothic Horror.
A really great read from an author who it seems can do no wrong. Bring on the next one…