I would like to share with you my review of BLACKWATER LAKE. This is a novella by Maggie James that will appeal to all readers of Crime Fiction.
Matthew Stanyer fears the worst when he reports his parents missing. His father, Joseph Stanyer, has been struggling to cope with his wife Evie, whose dementia is rapidly worsening. When their bodies are found close to Blackwater Lake, a local beauty spot, the inquest rules the deaths as a murder-suicide. A conclusion that’s supported by the note Joseph leaves for his son.
Grief-stricken, Matthew begins to clear his parents’ house of decades of compulsive hoarding, only to discover the dark enigmas hidden within its walls. Ones that lead Matthew to ask: why did his father choose Blackwater Lake to end his life? What other secrets do its waters conceal?
A short (25,000-words) novella, Blackwater Lake examines one man’s determination to uncover his family’s troubled past.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was a free kindle book and is a novella so a relatively short book. I would call this more of a whodunnit than a thriller but it was a very good read with plenty of twists and turns and a real curve ball ending. Despite it being a short book Maggie makes a very good job of building the characters it is a very good short and to the point book with no waffle or fillers I was very impressed so will be reading more from this author.