October 28, 2018: My Thoughts on ‘Daughters of the Lake’

I always enjoy a good suspense story. When there’s elements of paranormal drama, it makes the tale even more appealing. ‘Daughters of the Lake’ contains these ingredients to tell a captivating story. Wendy Webb writes this tale set in two time periods: The current era, and early 20th century.

The story begins with a body washing up on the lakeshore; a woman, with a baby wrapped in her arms. Kate Granger discovers this traumatic scene and experiences a strong reaction. Shortly after the discovery, Kate experiences strange dreams and images from another time, ones she finds impossible to explain. What follows in this story is a search for the truth for this mystery woman’s identity. The novel alternates between the modern era and early 20th century, painting a picture of a family gift filled with prophesy and tragedy stretching back several generations.

As Kate spends time in Wharton with a close cousin, she also uncovers the history of the town her past descendants made a life in, while coming to terms with the path her own life journey has taken. Kate learns that while one chapter of her life closes, another opens which holds surprises of its own.

‘Daughters of the Lake’ holds the right amount of historical account with paranormal overtones. This eclectic blend takes the reader through a memorable path as the truth of the crime is uncovered. This story was very well written, and I look forward to reading Wendy Webb’s other stories.

 

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