The House on the Lake – Nuala Ellwood


This is the second book I have read by this author and this one is as good as the first.  It is an intriguing storyline, initially split into two between Soldier who is a young girl being trained by her father just back from war and Lisa who is running away from her husband and an abusive relationship.

The House on the Lake, together with its history, is the common denominator.  As the story progresses the reader is introduced to Isobel, the daughter of the local vicar where there appears to be a sinister undertone.

The characters and the plotting are excellent and the author has taken great care to ensure the reader is taken on the journey with all the shock and fear along the way.  All in all, it is a depressing read on many levels but seems to capture the situations of Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, abuse in a relationship and how to survive with clarity.

Many thanks to NetGalley, Penguin Books (UK) and Nuala Ellwood for my ARC in return for my honest review.

Great read, highly recommended.






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