Title: Daughters of the Lake
Author: Wendy Webb
After the end of her marriage, Kate Granger has retreated to her parents’ home on Lake Superior to pull herself together—only to discover the body of a murdered woman washed into the shallows. Tucked in the folds of the woman’s curiously vintage gown is an infant, as cold and at peace as its mother. No one can identify the woman. Except for Kate. She’s seen her before. In her dreams…
One hundred years ago, a love story ended in tragedy, its mysteries left unsolved. It’s time for the lake to give up its secrets. As each mystery unravels, it pulls Kate deeper into the eddy of a haunting folktale that has been handed down in whispers over generations. Now, it’s Kate’s turn to listen.
As the drowned woman reaches out from the grave, Kate reaches back. They must come together, if only in dreams, to right the sinister wrongs of the past.
This book was pretty interesting! I picked it up on a whim one day browsing through the Kindle store, and I have to say I don’t regret it.
I love a good ghost story, and one of my favorite movie genres are the kind where there’s a ghostly mystery happening side by side with the protagonist’s life, and it’s left to the viewer and the MC to figure out how everything connects. That’s exactly how this story goes. The reader follows Kate in modern times and Addie in the past after Addie’s body washes up on the shore outside Kate’s home. Both stories are told so vividly, it feels like I’m watching a movie instead of reading.
One of my favorite aspects on the book is how the author weaves the setting. It’s almost like the settings is a character on its own, along with the lake that’s so dearly loved by Addie. The magic and supernatural aspects on the story are woven so deeply into the setting that it seems like this could really be happening somewhere in a lake town.
It was a quick read, too, and difficult to put down. Even after I figured out the mystery, I didn’t lose steam and wanted to keep going. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for more of Wendy Webb’s work.