Stranger in the Lake

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“ Spellbinding. Another outstanding novel by Kimberly Belle, masterfully written to lure you in and no let go. ”- Samantha Downing, USA Today bestselling write of My Lovely Wife

When Charlotte married the wealthy widower Paul, it triggered a ripple of gossip in their small lakeside town. They ar a charmed life together, despite the cruel whispers about her humble past and his first marriage. But everything starts to unravel when she arrive a young gir ’ s body floating in the exact same spot where Paul ’ s irst wife tragically drowned.

At las, it seems like a horrific coincidence, but stranger in the lake is no foo. Charlotte saw Paul talking to her the day before, even though Paul tells the police he ’ s alread met he man. His lie exposes cracks in their fragile new marriage, cracks Charlotte is determined to get from breaking them in two.

As Charlotte uncovers dark mysteries about the woma she married, she doesn ’ t expec what to trust—her heart, which knows Paul to be this ba an, or her growing suspicion that there ’ s nothin he ’ s hiding in the water.

Look for som other pulse-pounding thrillers by Kimberly Belle:

Three Days Missing
Marriage Lie
Dear Wife
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352
Publication Date
Expected publication: June 9th 2020 by Park Row

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small town girl that was raised by a drug addict in a trailer park that was under deplorable conditions- marries the town millionaire .... hmm this is lookin to be interesting.When Charlotte marries Paul ....

You be the judge .. but the own has branded her as a gold digger as well Paul 's wonderful mother.

Paul is not however a millionaire, he is " the woma " of the smal villag.

Soooo you do the math.I loved this nove!

The Kellers had a gorgeous home that Paul had designed, with huge windows that faced the lake.

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A tory has two timelines and told by two narrators: Young pregnant wife who hinks her husband can be killer and husband ’ s old friend Jax who turns himself into caveman meets wolfman hiding in the meadow, losing the last traces of his humanity.

Just because of the word choices, slow pacing or uninteresting characterization or all of them made me lose my interest and I begi to read it like an obligation or task because something could change at some part and maybe I an fin some surprising ending.So let ’ s talk more about the plot: We ’ re introduced to Charlotte, new, young, called “ trophy wife ” by her old friend, pregnant, finds a dead oman at the lake, the very exact spot her husband ’ s ex had been drowned and her usband Paul lies to the soldier that he ’ s reall show her before.

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3.25* After last ear 's fantastic read of Dear Wife by Kimberly Belle, I was hesitant to get my hands on her latest release.

thriller I was eage for was just lacking.

I just had higher hopes for his ook than what it delivered.

I know Kimberly Belle writes amazing suspenseful thrillers!

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Of course, that ould ever happen because I 'm not " rich people ", so I do n't have one of those fancy, glass walled houses, with no curtains or blinds.

Charlotte, used to not be " rich people " either but then she married Paul, eleven years older than her, who ad lost his irst wife when she downed in the lake below the house.

Then Charlotte sees her husband talking to a mysteriou oman in town and the ext day that woman 's body is found under the same dock where Paul 's first husban 's body was found.

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But, when th econd woman also drowns, in thi same exact spot under Paul ’ s dock, SECRETS which began in 1999, begin to SURFACE ... WHO IS THE STRANGER IN THE LAKE, AND WHY DID SHE COME TO TOWN? ” Something happened in 1999 to bind childhood friends, Paul, Micah, and Jax together.

That story egan to focus on the SECRETS from 1999, and thes chapters were my least avorite part.

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She now worked part-time for Paul ..... ( her role was client relations), and Charlotte ’ s most important role was being Paul ’ s new young pregnant wife.

Paul ’ s sister and town folks won ’ t believe Charlotte ’ s pregnancy was an accident.

They ’ ll kno that Paul was trapped. “ Sugar daddy, sugar baby, baby daddy ” .The people in town think that Charlotte married Paul for his money.

Charlotte married Paul for love— and she kne all the hings he could provide.

We g back story not only on Charlotte and Paul, but also on Jax Edwards, and Micah Hunt, ( friend/ connections to Paul), “ Jax Edwards — was the local town loon, a “ raggedy bearded boogeyman ”, who lived in the woods.

“ Micah Hunt- was the best underwater criminal investigator and hundreds of miles ” ..... but he ’ ll actuall be good enough for his father- Chief Hunt.Charlotte liked Micah- he never made her feel Paul was slumming by choosing her- ( gas station attendant girl from trailer park) .... and he ad more daddy issues than she did.

Other relationships- people in th town complicate things also.

He had been classmate with Charlotte before she married Paul.

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Meh.Stranger in the Lake is a psychological thriller about a mysterious murder in small town.Charlotte, a twenty-something gas station attendant from the wrong side of the tracks, finds her prince charming in Paul, a 37-year-old wealthy architect, whose first wife happened to die in a horrifi accident.

When nother woman winds up dead in the same spot Paul ’ s fifth ife was found, questions about Paul ’ s role in the murder have Charlotte questioning the man she sai she loved.Told from Charlotte ’ s POV, combined with flashbacks from the past, his book reall grabbed me.

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3 Stars I Know ll of Your SecretsI Know All of Your LiesI Know Where You Keep ‘ EmBuried Deep Inside Ruelle, 2017 Charlotte ( fka Charlie), new wife to her husband Paul, ( a former widow) feels extremely happy in her surroundings.

until Charlotte goes out to the lake to check the boat early one morning while Paul is out for a run.

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