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Lake Child by Isabel Ashdown

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Source: Compulsive Readers
Rating: 4/5

About The Book

When 17-year-old Eva Olsen awakes after a horrific accident that has left her bedbound, her parents are right by her side. Devoted, they watch over her night and day in the attic room of their family home in the forests of Norway.
But the accident has left Eva without her most recent memories, and not everything is as it seems. As secrets from the night of the accident begin to surface, Eva realises – she has to escape her parents’ house and discover the truth. But what if someone doesn’t want her to find it?

My Thoughts

Can you imagine waking up in a room you are not familiar with and without any memory of how you arrived there?
That’s Eva’s worst nightmare, being retained at her own house by her parents, with no memories from her last months and without any contact with the exterior. Of course she will try to escape and discover the truth; because the only thing that she knows for sure is that her parents are lying to her and there’s something much bigger hiding behind all the blank lies.
I don’t want to talk much about the plot of the book in case I make any spoiler, just to let you know that I started this book flying to London and I sat in a coffee shop till I finished it, leaving all my appointments in stand by till I finished it!
This is a psychological thriller with a few twists and surprises awaiting for you on your trip. There were a few hints for the reader to know where the plot was going to but there were some unexpected twists too that made the book more real and complex.
There are characters I didn’t like but I fully understood their part on the plot. Sadly I don’t understand them when you find them in our society; how can you close your eyes when something horrendous happens around you? Why not face it and go to the police instead of lying and look at another side? Really, sometimes I wonder what type of society we live in!
This is a book with many layers and interesting situations that you will not know who to trust. Because if your parents lie to you, who can you believe?
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About The Author

Isabel Ashdown was born in London and grew up on the south coast of England. The opening of her debut won the Mail on Sunday Novel Competition, going on to be published as Glasshopper and being named as one of the best books of the year. Today, she writes full-time, walks daily, and volunteers in a local school for the charity Pets as Therapy. Isabel lives in Sussex with her carpenter husband, their two children and dogs Charlie and Leonard.