Saturday, June 25, 2022

Lost to the Lake by Anna Willett - Book Tour & Review


Lost to the Lake by Anna Willett

Book information


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·        Genre:  Thriller

·        Print length: 233 pages

·        Age range: This is an adult book but suitable for mature teens age 16+

·        Trigger warnings: Graphic violence, sexual assault, homicide, violent injury to a dog

·        Amazon Rating: 4.5 stars


About Lost to the Lake

Following a home invasion, a woman begins to wonder if her perfect life is a lie.

Beth Jacobsen wakes up in the middle of the night to a home break-in and is held at knife point.

Her faithful dog is injured when trying to fend off her attackers. Not so heroic is her husband, Marty, who seems to freeze and resign to whatever fate awaits her.

Although they fight off the intruders, things are just about to get a whole lot worse.

Marty makes a revelation that means they can’t go to the police. Rather they’ll head, with a new set of troubles, to secluded White Mist Lake Retreat.

Yet instead of finding tranquillity and a chance to heal there, Beth will be forced to confront a sickening truth and the danger following in its wake.

LOST TO THE LAKE is a thoroughly tantalising read by master of suspense fiction, Anna Willett. If you enjoy thrillers that keep you up all night, you’ll love this page-turner.

My Review
Lost to the Lake is my second book by Anna Willett, and I have to say, I'm becoming a fan. The story opens with a home invasion, and it's this event that sets off the chain of events that happen throughout, bringing a cold, harsh reality crashing down upon Beth and her husband Marty. With one man dead and the other having escaped, Marty convinces Beth they need to keep the police out of it and take care of things themselves. Beth reluctantly agrees, and she and Marty take the dead man to White Mist Lake, a small tourist retreat in the middle of nowhere. It's here, at the lake, where things start to spiral out of control. Beth is soon questioning everything, and she's not sure who to trust anymore. And what about the man who got away? Will he return to finish the job? 
I really enjoyed this story. It took me a bit longer than expected to finish thanks to real life taking over and making it a bit difficult to find time to actually read. But it was definitely one of those books that will make you start to feel a little crazy yourself as you try and piece together the tidbits of info and figure out what's really going on.
It's a tense thriller with some interesting twists, and this one honestly reminded me of a movie. I can't think of which one, although I can see the scenes vividly in my head. I always like when a book plays out like an actual film in my head. That, to me, is a nice touch. 
I honestly hated Beth for a while in this, though. She's a bit stupid and naïve at times. Kind of selfish. And she's a bit too obsessed with alcohol. She's always drinking wine, and that's part of her problem. I think the only character I did like was Craig. Poor dude went through a heck of a lot in this story. 
Overall, though, this is a great little thriller, and I would recommend it to fans of the genre.
4 stars!

About the Author

Anna Willett is the author of fifteen novels including Amazon bestselling thrillers, Unwelcome Guests, Small Town Nightmare and Savage Bay Nightmare. She is also the author of Amazon bestselling horror novel, Pest, the Amazon #1 New Release, Dear Neighbour and now the gripping new thriller, Lost to the Lake.

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·        Dear Neighbour

·        Pest

·        Beast

·        Lucy Hush Series

·        Small Town Nightmare (#1)

·        Cold Valley Nightmare (#2)

·        Savage Bay Nightmare (#3)

·        Stand Alone Novels

·        Backwoods Ripper

·        Retribution Ridge

·        Unwelcome Guests

·        Forgotten Crimes

·        Cruelty’s Daughter

·        Vengeance Blind

·        The woman Behind Her

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