Cry Of The Lake by Charlie Tyler
A gruesome discovery unravels a dark trail of murder and madness.A six year old girl sneaks out of bed to capture a mermaid but instead discovers a dead body. Terrified and unable to make sense of what she sees, she locks the vision deep inside her mind.
Ten years later, Lily is introduced to the charismatic Flo and they become best friends. But Lily is guilt-ridden – she is hiding a terrible secret which has the power to destroy both their lives.
When Flo’s father is accused of killing a schoolgirl, the horrors of Lily’s past come bubbling to the surface. Lily knows that, whatever the consequences, she has to make things right. She must go back to the events of her childhood and face what happened at the boat house all those years ago.
Can Lily and Flo discover what is hiding in the murky waters of the lake before the killer strikes again?
This book was a wild ride for me. The first few chapters in, I wasn’t sure if I liked it, or if I would even finish it for that matter. But I kept going and I’m glad I did. By chapter 10, I couldn’t put it down, desperate to know what was going to happen next.
Each chapter is from the point of view of either Grace, Lily, or Flo, and with each one, another piece of the puzzle is revealed.
I found this book to be cleverly written with each of the characters – Grace, Lily, and Flo – being truly complex. The murderer starts out being a completely despicable person, but as the story unfolds, you learn there is so much more to her.
I rate this 4/5, only because I felt it did take some time to get into it, but otherwise a very enjoyable read.