A mesmerising, gripping new novel from the Richard and Judy Book Club recommended author Louise Douglas.
'Crackles with repressed longing . . . the explosive ending took my breath away.' C.L. Taylor
‘Beautifully written, chillingly atmospheric and utterly compelling.’ Tammy Cohen
‘It builds in tension all the way through to the startling final pages.’ The Sunday Express
A FAMILY TRAGEDY
When a tragedy forces the family Amy works for as a nanny to retreat to a small lakeside cottage, she realises she cannot leave them now.
A SISTER’S SECRET
But Amy finds something unsettling about the cottage by the lake. This is where the children’s mother spent her childhood – and the place where her sister disappeared mysteriously at just seventeen.
A WEB OF LIES
Soon Amy becomes tangled in the missing sister’s story as dark truths begin rising to the surface. But can Amy unlock the secrets of the past before they repeat themselves?
The captivating and thrilling novel from bestselling author of The House by the Sea and The Secrets by the Lake.
Readers love The Secret by the Lake:
***** ‘A compelling, captivating story … I was left totally mesmerized.’
***** ‘Full of atmosphere, intrigue and romance, with lots of twists and turns and an ending I did not see coming.’
***** ‘A beautifully crafted tale reminiscent of Kate Morton, yet darker and more compelling.’
“Beautifully written, chillingly atmospheric and utterly compelling, The Secret by the Lake is Louise Douglas at her brilliant best”
Tammy Cohen, author of The Broken
“A master of her craft, Louise Douglas ratchets up the tension in this haunting and exquisitely written tale of buried secrets and past tragedy.”
Amanda Jennings, author of Sworn Secret
“A clammy, atmospheric and suspenseful novel, it builds in tension all the way through to the startling final pages.”
Sunday Express, S Magazine