Friday, June 12, 2020

Blog Tour & Review: Stranger in the Lake by Kimberly Belle

Today, I'm so happy to be a tour stop on the blog tour for the Stranger in the Lake by Kimberly Belle. Thank you Park Row Books for inviting me to participate.

Title: Stranger in the Lake
Author: Kimberly Belle
Published: June 2020, Park Row Books
Format: ARC E-copy, 352 pages
Source: Netgalley via Publisher

“Spellbinding. Another outstanding novel by Kimberly Belle, masterfully written to lure you in and never let go.” - Samantha Downing, USA Today bestselling author of My Lovely Wife

When Charlotte married the 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 humble 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, it 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.

As Charlotte uncovers dark mysteries about the man she married, 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 hiding in the water.

My thoughts: Kimberly Belle is an author that has been on my radar for quite some time. I've read and loved one of her books, The Marriage Lie, and have the rest of her books on my to-read list, but just have not gotten around to them. After reading this latest one, I am definitely going to be getting to them sooner rather than later.

Right from the start, I found myself pulled into this book. I loved that every time I thought I had this one figured out, a new twist would come out and I was left scratching my head trying to fit the pieces together yet again. And it was completely atmospheric, with the lake almost another character itself. 

This story is not just about who killed the mystery woman, but also about secrets and the lengths people will go to keep them buried. It is filled with such deeply flawed characters, many of whom are not quite the most likeable, but you can't help but want to find out just what they are hiding, because you know they are not quite are true as they are wanting you to think they are. 

I found myself glued to these pages, not sure who I could trust, but desperate to find out just what was going on here. I liked that the further into the book I got, the more sinister it really is the perfect summer thriller to add to your summer reading list!

About the Author: Kimberly Belle is the USA Today and internationally bestselling author of six novels, including the forthcoming Stranger in the Lake (June 2020). Her third novel, The Marriage Lie, was a semifinalist in the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Mystery & Thriller, and a #1 e-book bestseller in the UK and Italy. She's sold rights to her books in a dozen languages as well as film and television options. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, Belle divides her time between Atlanta and Amsterdam.

Authors Links:  Website   |   Twitter   |   Facebook  |   Instagram |   Goodreads

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  1. Kristin, I enjoyed reading about this absorbing book. It sounds like the perfect summer thriller! Enjoy your weekend.

  2. I love a good thriller and this one sounds like it's sure to please. Glad you enjoyed it!

  3. Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy your reviews. We seem to have similar tastes, and I like that you're honest but fair. Thanks for all of your good work!


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