Daughters of the Lake Paperback – November 1, 2018
The ghosts of the past come calling in a spellbinding heart-stopper from the “Queen of the Northern Gothic.”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.
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“Concurrently melancholy and sweet at its core.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Neatly-delineated characters and a suspenseful plot make this a winner.” —Publishers Weekly
“Daughters of the Lake has the whole lot it’s essential to need in a spellbinding read: sudden circle of relatives secrets, ghosts, tragic love stories, intertwined fates.” —Refinery29
“…Very best for any person who loves a just right ghost story that bleeds into the existing day.” —Health
“Daughters of the Lake is gothic to its core, a story of ghostly revenge, of wronged parties setting history right.” —Star Tribune
“Daughters of the Lake supplies an immersive reading enjoy to people who love ghostly mysteries, time shuttle, and beautiful descriptions.” —New York Journal of Books
“Daughters of the Lake is an alchemical blend of romance, intrigue, ancestry, and the supernatural.” —Bookreporter
“Eerie, atmospheric, and mesmerizing.” —Novelgossip
“…Haunting and heartbreaking…A masterful work of suspense…” —Midwest Book Review
“In Wendy Webb’s entrancing Daughters of the Lake, dreams open a door between the dead and the living, a lake spirit calls to a circle of relatives of talented ladies, and a century-old murder is solved underneath the quilt of fog. This northern gothic gem is the whole lot that may be delicious, spooky, and unimaginable to place down.” —Emily Wood worker, writer of Burying the Honeysuckle Girls, The Weight of Lies, and Every Single Secret
“The tentacles of the past succeed in out to threaten Kate Granger on this atmospheric tale, set at the shores of Lake Superior. Stuffed with all of the intrigue of old houses and their long-buried secrets, this gothic tale will make you shiver.” —Elizabeth Hall, bestselling writer of Miramont’s Ghost
“Wendy Webb’s deftly woven tale hits all of the right notes. A lost legacy of lake spirits, restless ghostly figures, and a past shrouded in fog and remorseful about blend in delicious harmony in Daughters of the Lake. The queen of northern gothic does it again with this quintessential ghost story [that’s] each and every bit as compelling and evocative as her fans have come to be expecting.” —Eliza Maxwell, bestselling writer of The Unremembered Girl
About the Author
Wendy Webb knew from the minute she read A Wrinkle in Time at age eleven that she used to be destined to be a author. After 20 years as a journalist, writing for diverse publications including USA Today, the Huffington Post, the Star Tribune, Midwest Living, and others, Wendy wrote her first novel, The Tale of Halcyon Crane. When it won the 2011 Minnesota Book Award for genre fiction, she began writing fiction full-time. Her second and third novels, The Fate of Mercy Alban and The Vanishing, established her as a number one suspense novelist, whom reviewers are calling the Queen of the Northern Gothic. She lives in Minneapolis and is at work on her next novel. Consult with her online at www.wendykwebb.com and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as wendywebbauthor.
The ghosts of the past come calling in a spellbinding heart-stopper from the “Queen of the Northern Gothic.”After the tip of her marriage, Kate Granger has retreated to her parents’ home on Lake Superior to tug herself in combination—best to find the body of a murdered lady washed into the shallows. Tucked within the folds of the girl’s curiously vintage robe is an infant, as cold and at peace as its mother. No person can identify the girl. Excluding for Kate. She’s seen her before. In her dreams…100 years ago, a love story led to tragedy, its mysteries left unsolved. It’s time for the lake to surrender its secrets. As every 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 flip to pay attention.Because the drowned lady reaches out from the grave, Kate reaches back. They should come in combination, if best in dreams, to right the sinister wrongs of the past.