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Stranger in the Lake by Kimberly Belle

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Book Summary

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.


Condition: New

Hardcover, Published June 9, 2020 by Park Row

ISBN: 0778388107

2 reviews for Stranger in the Lake by Kimberly Belle

  1. Chandra

    I am forever drawn into Belle’s stories. Here she brings us into a marriage where the protagonist is married to an older man whose wealth provides her with the luxury and security she never had growing up. With this union comes the speculation in this small town as now she seems to neither fit within her new life or her old. The death of his first wife coupled with the mysterious and yet similar death to the stranger found in the same lake by their house brings secrets to the surface. Just how well does she know her husband?

    Belle brings us some timely lessons of morality, loyalty, family and abuse of power. I was drawn into the story straight from the beginning. However, I do think there was a little bit of repetitiveness and a slow bit of a burn that caused my interest to fade here and there. I was still very much needing to know what was going to happen and didn’t figure out the culprit until it was revealed. But alas, the ending was a tad bit underwhelming while the lessons were strong. Do I sound like I’m a bit torn? Well it’s because I am.

    I would put this under a lighter domestic suspense of a read. Belle is an author I absolutely enjoy and if you’ve like your thrillers with some lessons learned, this would be a great read for you.
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  2. KC

    Kimberly Belle is one of my favorite authors, I have read all her books, with my favorite being The Marriage Lie. I was beyond excited to read this one.

    This story centers on Charlotte who has married Paul, a wealthy widower, who has a rumor filled suspicious past. Everything starts to come apart when Charlotte discovers a dead woman’s body floating in the same spot where Paul’s previous wife drowned. To make matters worse the dead woman is the same mysterious woman she saw her husband speaking to the day before.

    This was one of my most anticipated books of 2020, and it did not disappoint. Kimberly Belle does it again
    This book did an excellent job at keeping my attention, was filled with suspense, and plenty of twists along the way. I loved the setting and atmosphere in this book as well.

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