In the bestselling gothic suspense novelist's latest, recently divorced Kate Granger has retreated to her parents’ home on Lake Superior to pull herself together, only to discover the body of a murdered woman and an infant washed into the shallows. As the drowned woman reaches out from the grave, Kate must work with her—if only in dreams—to right the sinister wrongs of the past.
Wendy Webb’s omniscient narration gives the sensation of reading a fairy tale in a rocking chair beside the fireplace ... The lake itself is a prominent supernatural presence in the novel, with a numinous fog that rises from the waters, and a mysterious horned creature that sings, based on Michi Peshu, an underwater divinity of Lake Superior legend ... Utilizing the watery symbolism of amniotic fluid, the lake and the subconscious, Webb explores the relationship between the enigmatic power of women’s intuition and the cycles of nature and the moon. Daughters of the Lake is an alchemical blend of romance, intrigue, ancestry and the supernatural. While the murderer’s unveiling at the end of the novel may be predictable to some readers, diving into this gothic mystery will still be a pleasure.
Kate Granger, the heroine of this well-crafted supernatural thriller from Webb...retreats to her childhood home on Lake Superior after discovering that her husband has been unfaithful ... Well-delineated characters and a suspenseful plot make this a winner.
Interspersed with chapters about Kate’s search for the identity of the body is the story of Great Bay in 1889 and the early life of Addie Cassatt and her friend Jess Stewart. Addie’s story sounds almost like a fable, from her birth in a lake that seems to love her to her first meeting with Jess, a boy who seems fated to be always by her side ... Simultaneously melancholy and sweet at its core.