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The Cry of the Lake by Charlie Tyler
About The Book
A gruesome discovery unravels a dark trail of murder and madness
A six-year-old girl sneaks out of bed to capture a mermaid but instead discovers a dead body. Terrified and unable to make sense of what she sees, she locks the vision deep inside her mind.
Ten years later, Lily is introduced to the charismatic Flo and they become best friends. But Lily is guilt-ridden – she is hiding a terrible secret which has the power to destroy both their lives.
When Flo’s father is accused of killing a schoolgirl, the horrors of Lily’s past come bubbling to the surface. Lily knows that, whatever the consequences, she has to make things right. She must go back to the events of her childhood and face what happened at the boat house all those years ago.
Can Lily and Flo discover what is hiding in the murky waters of the lake before the killer strikes again?
I’ll admit that I choose to read this book for the cover, intriguing and dark it was impossible to say no! Of course I stayed for the story, because, who can’t say no to murder? For me it was impossible to resist! 😉
This is the story of Grace, Lily and Flo; their relation is much more twisted and dark that you can expect. Everything started in a typical night, Lily went outside to play but instead, she discovered a body and after that her life changed drastically. But she will not be the only one affected by it; her mother and the family’s killer will change forever. Now, ten years later, we will meet them again, they have their past connected and it seems that their present is too… Maybe is now it now the time to face the truth?
This had been a very addictive read, but I didn’t like much any of the characters; I could understand that her past changed them, but again, there are some really troubled people in the world that have a normal life! At the same, they make the story more interesting and troubled, because who would search revenge after ten years?
The story is told between the different characters, with flashbacks from the past and the present telling their own stories, we will know who is the killer from the beginning, but it’s not important on the plot of the book, because there are more secrets and hidden lies that will have to surface if they want to find the real truth.
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About The Author
Charlie has been writing for years but it was taking a creative writing course in 2018 which gave her the gentle kick she needed to finish her debut novel.
Charlie is very much a morning person and likes nothing more than committing a fictional murder before her first coffee of the day. She studied Theology at Worcester College, Oxford and now lives in a Leicestershire village with her husband, three teenagers and golden retriever.