After the end of her marriage, Kate Granger has retreated to her parents home on Lake Superior to pull herself togetheronly to discover the body of a murdered woman washed into the shallows. Tucked in the folds of the womans curiously vintage gown is an infant, as cold and at peace as its mother. No one can identify the woman. Except for Kate. Shes seen her before. In her dr...
|Title||:||Daughters of the Lake|
|Number of Pages||:||317 pages|
Daughters of the Lake Reviews
Daughters of the Lake is a gothic, historical fiction mystery blended with your typical ghost story. Kate Granger has been having dreams, or nightmares, about a woman, her child, and her family life, but just tunes it out as fiction. That is, until the woman and her baby are washed up along the shore by their house. Kate is in shock, disbelief even, because it shows that her dreams are in fact premonitions. Kate has been going through a lot lately, with her divorce proceedings about to start, ...more
I'm so glad I chose this book from the Amazon Kindle free book for the month! At first I had my doubts, I usually don't go for haunted houses, ghosts, and things like that, but this is quite a detailed and intense novel. I enjoyed reading the way the author had it sectioned chapter by chapter, going from the past (1901) to the current times - and the main character was a suspect in a murder that, she found, was committed 100 years before when a perfectly preserved body of a victorian woman and h ...more
I finish this awesome book today!
5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Omg the last few chapters left me with a feeling I can't really explain.
I can't really believe that life in the pass centre in the pass can come in the present. How something so hard to explain in the present in somebody dreams, emotions, and physical be to so true.
The ending of this story had me in shock. Like OMG really but in a good way!
You need to read this to know what I'm talking about.
I lost a whole day reading this mystical stor ...more
I really wanted to like this book.
I really do like the story, the myth. The author did a great job painting the characters. And maybe understanding the characters so deeply is what ultimately ruined the story for me.
The foreshadowing was too much. The mystery wasn't deep enough. The same flowery cliche descriptors were repeated, sometimes more than once on a page. (Okay, only once did I notice it twice on one page but it really rubbed me the wrong way.)
This book left me feeling like I just rea ...more
I am so sad to say that I found this one disappointing.
When I saw the cover it was love at first sight and the synopsis was very intriguing. Sadly, that is where my enjoyment ends.
This book is a slow burn. Very slow. I started skimming even before hitting the 20% mark. That is never a good sign. I found because of the slow pace I just couldn't become invested in the *multiple* (too many) characters.
Also, the ending fell completely flat for me. I can suspend disbelief but not to that extent.
I really enjoyed this, from the rich atmosphere to the small town feel, right down to the strong family connections and bonds. And while this wasn't a scary read by any means, it was a bit creepy at times (mostly towards the end) and that was a nice change of pace.
Definitely a good mystery with a paranormal element, a hint of romance and something anyone would enjoy.
This is an absolutely perfect book to read during this time of year, it’s dark and gothic and heavily involved with the supernatural, it really read like a classic ghost story without the super disturbing horror type elements. If you’re the type of reader who doesn’t like really scary stuff or graphic details then this is for you. The mystery is on the lighter side and while it’s eerie, it’s not terrifying and will most likely not disturb you.
This flips back and forth between the present day and ...more
A haunted house, a century old mystery, a ghost story, a mysterious creature in the lake, secrets, lies, murder…
A young woman’s body is found on the shore of Lake Superior, holding a dead baby in her arms. Kate Granger whose father has found the body while walking his dog, has seen the dead woman in her dreams before…several times.
The police are baffled. There are no missing persons’ report and they can’t even tell when was the woman murdered.
As Kate’s bizarre dreams continue, she begins her ow ...more