The Lake and the Lost Girl

The Lake and the Lost Girl : A Novel

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"Vincenta keeps you turning pages as she takes you on a journey that explores the complexities of marriage and families, professional quests as well as one's deepest, darkest passions."-- Renee Rosen, bestselling author of What the Lady Wants When her husband's scholarly interest turns to obsession, Lydia Carroll will do whatever it takes to save her family Local romance author Lydia Carroll only knows one version of the MSW story: her husband's. English professor Frank Carroll has been fixated on the mystery of her disappearance for years, crafting a narrative based on Mary's poetry and journals that insist that Mary lived past that night in 1939. As Frank's behavior grows more erratic, Lydia sees that his interest in Mary has evolved into an obsession--one that threatens to destroy the family they have built together. Lydia throws herself into the mystery, hoping to solve it and bring peace back to her home. But as Lydia begins investigating, her son takes action with a plan of his that will bring the family to a breaking point and change Lydia's destiny more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 22mm | 399.16g
  • Sourcebooks, Inc
  • Naperville, United States
  • English
  • 1492642460
  • 9781492642466

Review quote

-This tale of deepening obsession with the poetic beauty of another era feels so real it will tie a knot in your belly even as the family at stake unravels. In Vincenta's capable hands, each character's need for validation feels at once romantic and dire. Plenty for book clubs to discuss here!- - Kathryn Craft, award-winning author of The Far End of Happy and The Art of Fallingshow more

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86 ratings
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4 45% (39)
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2 8% (7)
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