A vanished daughter. A failing marriage. A mother’s life in ruins.
1969. As France seethes in the wake of social unrest, eight-year-old Juliette is caught up in the turmoil of her parents’ fragmenting marriage.
Unable to bear another argument, she flees her home.
Neighbours joining the search for Juliette are stunned that such a harrowing thing could happen in their tranquil lakeside village.
But this is nothing compared to her mother, Lea’s torment, imagining what has befallen her daughter.
Léa, though, must remain strong to run her auberge and as the seasons pass with no news from the gendarmes, she is forced to accept she may never know her daughter’s fate.
Despite the villagers’ scepticism, Léa’s only hope remains with a clairvoyant who believes Juliette is alive.
But will mother and daughter ever be reunited?
Steeped in centuries-old tradition, against an enchanting French countryside backdrop, Lake of Echoes will delight your senses and captivate your heart.
Lake of Echoes is available as E-book and paperback.
Compelling blend of historical fiction, mystery and women’s fiction for Kelly Rimmer and Kristin Hannah fans.
… A testament to female resilience, depth and strength, this is a universal story set in a changing world.” JJ Marsh, author of The Beatrice Stubbs Series.
… lovely atmospheric details and wonderful feel of place and time. Chris Curran, author of All the Little Lies.
… I was spellbound. I recommend this wonderfully written story to anybody who loves imagination, great characters, a strong plot & who loves a setting full of charm but also some underlying darkness & menace. Olga NM, reader, translator.
… A harrowing tale of abducted children. Every parent’s nightmare – something that rips apart not just communities but also marriages. Something that promotes gossip and spite as well as the desire to help. John Lynch, author of Darkness Comes.
… a great sense of place and time. I love the references to French village life. Vanessa Couchman, author of the Tales of Corsica series.
… I loved the strength of the women in this book, their friendships and their solidarity. Helping one another, being there for each other. Charlie F, reader.