Hey there my fellow bookish friends and followers! Lauren here, and I’m back with another fabulous book blog tour for you! I am just minutes after finishing this amazing Thriller, seriously you’re going to want to grab this book, and I cannot be more excited to tell you about it. Let’s get this party started!! Woohoooo!
First, I’d like to thank Harlequin Publishing for the chance to partner with them to read advanced copies of authors books and participate in blog tours, especially this one! I always look forward to the Mystery & Thriller tours, as they have some pretty fab books in the line ups. I knew right away that Stranger in the Lake was the one I wanted to read out of this Tour line up. I would have picked multiple if I could, but this month was crazy with ARCs and Blog Tours for me. I made such a great choice, and without further ado let me introduce you to this phenomenal read!
Stranger in the Lake
On Sale Date: June 9, 2020
$17.99 USD, $22.99 CAD
Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological
About the Book:
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.
About the Author:
Kimberly Belle is the USA Today and internationally bestselling author of six novels, including the forthcoming Stranger in the Lake (June 2020). Her third novel, The Marriage Lie, was a semifinalist in the 2017 Goodreads Choice Awards for Best Mystery & Thriller, and a #1 e-book bestseller in the UK and Italy. She’s sold rights to her books in a dozen languages as well as film and television options. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, Belle divides her time between Atlanta and Amsterdam.
Author website: https://www.kimberlybellebooks.com/
Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/stranger-in-the-lake-kimberly-belle/1133065677
Bookshop: https://bookshop.org/books/stranger-in-the-lake-original/9780778309819?aid=0 IndieBound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780778309819
Books-A-Million: https://www.booksamillion.com/p/Stranger-Lake/Kimberly-Belle/9780778309819 Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/stranger-in-the-lake
Google Play: https://books.google.com/books?q=editions%3AISBN0008907390
My Review –
A Stranger in the Lake is a whirlwind story of how “Charlie” aka “Charlotte” managed to fall in love with a rich, handsome man from the other side of the tracks, only to realize that it wasn’t all she thought it would be. Paul seemed to be her Knight on a white horse, until a dead woman’s body shows up under their dock, and everything starts to unravel from there.
I really enjoyed how the beginning of the story started out, just kind of tossing the reading into the middle of it and letting them either sink or swim to try and start to figure out where the pieces fit. It really helped develop the setting, the characters and the start of the plot. I felt like I really connected to all of the characters in the beginning, yes even the condescending Diane the affluent and overprotective mother of Paul, and started to grow attached to them right away. All the while little seeds are being planted that will sprout much later in the story, really making the reader’s mind gears turn until you get to that “oh shit!” moment where you think you’re starting to figure it all out. Well, I felt mighty proud of myself at that moment…. then I kept reading. That’s when I hit the “OH SHIITTT!” moment, and just had that stupid goofy grin on my face, because I am a huge sucker for crazy hairpin twists in books.
This book will pull you in, make you comfortable and then toss you around like you’re stuck in the clothes dryer. The last 40% of the book is where you will not be able to put it down and will most likely have the book (or kindle) right up next to your face where you’ll realize, “oh, that’s too close!”. I highly recommend this for a fun and exciting summer read!! So pre-order your copy right now, or grab it on Tuesday when it’s finally out, and make sure to add Kimberly Belle to your list of must read authors. She’s definitely been added to mine!
Thank you so much for stopping by to check out my review and blog tour stop! I hope I’ve been able to add another book to your TBR. If I have, then my job is done. *dusts off hands* 🙂 As always, feel free to leave me some love in the comments. I’d love to know if my Tour Reviews are something you enjoy seeing, and if there are other post types you’d like to see don’t hesitate to share. Until next time my friends!
Positive Vibes & Happy Reading!