Stranger in the Lake: A Novel

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Park Row Books, 2020 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Charlotte didn't know her riskiest move was saying, "I do."

When Charlotte married older and wealthy widower Paul, it caused a ripple of gossip in their small lakeside town. They have a charmed life together, despite the cruel whispers about her trailer-park past and his first marriage. But everything starts to unravel when she discovers a young woman's body floating in the exact same spot where Paul's first wife tragically drowned.

At first, her death seems like a horrific coincidence, but the stranger in the lake is no stranger. Charlotte saw Paul talking to her the day before, even though Paul tells the police he's never met the woman. His lie exposes cracks in their fragile new marriage, cracks Charlotte is determined to keep from breaking them in two.

But as secrets and people from Paul's past begin to surface, Charlotte uncovers dark mysteries that have been simmering under the lake's waters for years. She doesn't know what to trust--her heart, which knows Paul to be a good man, or her growing suspicion that there's something he's desperate to hide.

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User Review  - BookAnonJeff - LibraryThing

The Good Life. This book has a few intriguing storylines deeper than the primary mystery - which itself is compelling and very well told. One of which I know well the temptation of, because I'm ... Read full review

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User Review  - Vanessa_Menezes - LibraryThing

Initially when I started reading it, I thought it was going to be amazing but finally it ended up being just okay for me. The atmospheric setting was good and obviously finding a stranger’s dead body ... Read full review

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About the author (2020)

Kimberly Belle is the USA Today and internationally bestselling author of five novels of suspense. Her third, The Marriage Lie, was a semifinalist in the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Mystery & Thriller, and has been translated into a dozen languages. Before turning to fiction, Kimberly worked in marketing and nonprofit fundraising.

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