Hello! Today I’m pleased to welcome you to JuliaPalooza for my stop on the Blog Tour for The Lake House by Laura Wolfe, which is available now (links below).
About the book
You can always trust your closest friends. Can’t you?
This trip was a chance to reconnect away from our busy lives. The five of us used to be so close—going right back to our college days, when we shared a rickety house and all our favorite clothes, as well as every high and low of our lives—but that was then.
Now, the thought of three days in a small cabin far from anywhere, surrounded only by water and trees, with my four oldest friends makes my stomach sink and my hands sweat. Because if they knew what I’d done—the betrayals I’ve committed—they’d never forgive me. And neither would you.
The straight-A student, the sports star with a bright future ahead of her, the sheltered girl who blossomed away from her family and the hippie child who was going to save the world. Their lives have turned out so differently to how we pictured all those years ago. I try not to think about why.
But then danger strikes, and too late I discover I’m not the only one keeping secrets. And I wonder: who will go furthest to keep the truth hidden?
The Lake House is a gripping, tense and twisty thriller. The synopsis drew me to the story but it was more than I expected: sometimes drama, sometimes mystery, sometimes verging on horror. I don’t want to write too many details for fear of giving spoilers: it really is better to just dive in.
The house itself and surroundings are vividly described, as are the relationships between the five leads. Each is a unique character – with their own successes and insecurities – and their recognisable personalities and familiar college reminiscences set the scene for the events to come. In that sense, the book did take a little while to completely grab me. However, after the first quarter or so, the pace and tension ratcheted up and I really could barely put it down. When I had to, I was still thinking about it, which is the sign of a good book!
The Lake House is very cleverly plotted by Laura Wolfe and I thoroughly recommend it for thriller fans or crime lovers who want something a little different to police procedurals, organised crime or amateur sleuths.
Thank you to Bookouture for my copy of the book and my spot on the tour.
About the author
Laura Wolfe writes fast-paced and twisty mystery and suspense novels. Her new and upcoming releases include TWO WIDOWS (Bookouture, August 2020), SHE LIES ALONE (Bookouture, November 2020), and THE LAKE HOUSE (Bookouture, March 2021.) Her equestrian-themed YA mystery books have been shortlisted for multiple indie book awards. Laura is a lover of animals and nature. When she is not writing, she can be found hanging out with her highly-energetic kids, growing vegetables in her garden, or spoiling her rescue dog. She enjoys living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Facebook | Twitter | Website
About the Blog Tour
Please check out the rest of the great posts on the tour for The Lake House: