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Cry of the Lake by Charlie Tyler

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Published: July 21, 2020

Darkstroke Books

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Charlie Tyler is very much a morning person; she likes nothing more than committing a fictional murder before her first coffee of the day. She studied Theology at Worcester College, Oxford, and now lives in a Leicestershire village with her husband, three teenagers, golden retriever, and tortoise.

“The voice went by the name of Blame.”

Lily and her sister, Grace, have dark secrets they are keeping from everyone. Especially Grace’s fiancé, Tom. With literal skeletons in their closet, it is only a matter of time before secrets start spilling. And it might be the end for the sisters, and one hell-bent on revenge and one just trying to survive.

This was an okay read. The plot was exciting, and the characters were well done. The big twist wasn’t as shocking as I’d expected, but I think that was done intentionally. The way this story unfolds, the past meets the present, with a twist of history throughout the entire book.

I enjoyed the characters, and I think they were all developed well. They all had quirks and charms, and they all had vulnerabilities making them seem real. I would have liked further clarification on certain aspects, but that could just be me and my desire for detail.

The ending was well done, and it unfolded in a different way than what I’d been expecting. I couldn’t have predicted how this story would have concluded.

I am rather pleased that it didn’t have a “happily ever after” ending, as the ending helped maintain a sort of realism with the story. The intensity in the personalities mixed with the psychological twists added a suspenseful twist to this tale’s telling.

Find The Cry of the Lake by Charlie Tyler on Amazon. This title is available on Kindle Unlimited.

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