Monday, August 31, 2015

The Secrets of Lake Road by Karen Katchur

Another summer, another tragic drowning, and a lot of awful memories.

After the tragedy of the drowning years ago, the beach community never expected another one.

Jo and her family were the most affected by the tragedy that happened years ago, and that tragedy still haunted Jo. Will the awful memories ever go away, and will the real facts about the drowning perhaps be revealed?

The secrets of Lake Road were deep and haunting for those who had a secret. Ms. Katchur marvelously put together a story that will remain with you simply because it could really be a true situation.

Ms. Katchur skillfully takes the reader back years before and skillfully brings readers to the present as the storyline unfolds.

The characters in THE SECRETS OF LAKE ROAD were a bit difficult to like.  Jo was my least favorite.  She was a terrible, heartless mother. The secret she kept tucked inside most definitely affected her.  Caroline her daughter seemed sweet and wise beyond her years. The other characters worked well around these two main characters.

I enjoyed the revelations at the end.  One of the revelations was obvious toward the end, but the others were a surprise.

THE SECRETS OF LAKE ROAD is a murder/mystery with a bit of romance.  5/5

This book was given to me free of charge and without compensation by the publisher in return for an honest review.


  1. While I can see this being a really great read it sounds like a tough read. I'm a bit concerned about not finding the characters likable as there are some types of books that I really need to connect with the characters to enjoy the book. I'll have to look for this at the library as it definitely sounds worth trying.

    1. It was a good read, Katherine, despite the character of Jo. :)

      Thanks for stopping. I hope you give it a try.

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    1. It was....I hope you get to read it.

      Thanks for stopping, shelleyrae.

  3. Nice review. By the cover, I would not have thought this to be a murder mystery. :)
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straightforward Fiction Book Reviews

    1. I agree....I was worried when the surprise book came my way.

      Romance doesn't go well with me. It turned out to be a very good read.

      Thanks for stopping, Diane.

  4. I have this on my shelf. Thanks for your honest review. Glad you liked it.

  5. I've not heard of this author, but it sounds like a good read. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    1. It was good.

      I hadn't heard of her before this book either.

      Thanks for stopping, Clothes In Books.

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    1. It was very good.

      Thanks for commenting, Mystica.

  7. This looks fantastic! Thanks for posting! I need a good one!

    1. ENJOY if you read it, reeca.

      Thanks for commenting.