Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb

Daughters of the Lake

After the end of her marriage, Kate Granger has retreated to her parents’ home on Lake Superior to pull herself together—only to discover the body of a murdered woman washed into the shallows. Tucked in the folds of the woman’s curiously vintage gown is an infant, as cold and at peace as its mother. No one can identify the woman. Except for Kate. She’s seen her before. In her dreams…One hundred years ago, a love story ended in tragedy, ...

Details Daughters of the Lake

TitleDaughters of the Lake
Release DateNov 1st, 2018
PublisherLake Union Publishing
GenreMystery, Fiction, Gothic, Thriller, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Daughters of the Lake

  • Larry H
    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars."Some stories, especially peculiar, hidden ones involving murder and mystery, have a way of bubbling to the surface, especially when wrongs need to be righted. They make themselves heard despite efforts to keep them silent. All in the proper time. And now was the proper time."Kate's life is in total upheaval. Her marriage is over, since she discovered her husband had cheated on her, and as if that weren't enough, they ...
  • Michelle
    I am so sad to say that I found this one disappointing. When I saw the cover it was love at first sight and the synopsis was very intriguing. Sadly, that is where my enjoyment ends. This book is a slow burn. Very slow. I started skimming even before hitting the 20% mark. That is never a good sign. I found because of the slow pace I just couldn't become invested in the *multiple* (too many) characters. Also, the ending fell completely flat for me....
  • Debra
    Kate Granger returns to her parent's home on Lake Superior upon learning that her husband was having an affair. She hopes to use the time there to think about her life and start over. Unfortunately, one morning along with her father and her father's friend, Johnny, she came across the body of a young woman on the shores of the lake. What is most shocking to Kate, is that she recognizes the woman from dreams she has been having. Not only does she ...
  • Helga
    A haunted house, a century old mystery, a ghost story, a mysterious creature in the lake, secrets, lies, murder…A young woman’s body is found on the shore of Lake Superior, holding a dead baby in her arms. Kate Granger whose father has found the body while walking his dog, has seen the dead woman in her dreams before…several times. The police are baffled. There are no missing persons’ report and they can’t even tell when was the woman m...
  • Amy
    This is an absolutely perfect book to read during this time of year, it’s dark and gothic and heavily involved with the supernatural, it really read like a classic ghost story without the super disturbing horror type elements. If you’re the type of reader who doesn’t like really scary stuff or graphic details then this is for you. The mystery is on the lighter side and while it’s eerie, it’s not terrifying and will most likely not distu...
  • Dennis
    Daughters of the Lake is a gothic, historical fiction mystery blended with your typical ghost story. Kate Granger has been having dreams, or nightmares, about a woman, her child, and her family life, but just tunes it out as fiction. That is, until the woman and her baby are washed up along the shore by their house. Kate is in shock, disbelief even, because it shows that her dreams are in fact premonitions. Kate has been going through a lot late...
  • Iryna semi-hiatus (Book and Sword)
    DNF at 41% So I was in the mood for something thrilling, suspenseful and fast paced. Obviously, from my low rating you can tell that I got none of those things from this book. That is unfortunate, because despite never reading anything by this author I was excited for this book. It's the cover probably (I am always a victim of pretty or intriguing covers).The premise was interesting enough, but as I started reading, and reading and reading... I r...
  • Cynthia
    I really wanted to like this book.I really do like the story, the myth. The author did a great job painting the characters. And maybe understanding the characters so deeply is what ultimately ruined the story for me. The foreshadowing was too much. The mystery wasn't deep enough. The same flowery cliche descriptors were repeated, sometimes more than once on a page. (Okay, only once did I notice it twice on one page but it really rubbed me the wro...
  • JuJu (Julie)
    One sentence summaryA haunting tale with gothic undertones...mesmerizing and superbly written!My thoughtsThe story is told in past and present. The past portion takes place in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. And even though this story deals with the paranormal, it is not a horror story. The portion told in the past is the love story of Jess and Addie...both beautiful and tragic. It’s laced with ghosts and hauntings. And it is full of lege...
  • Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    I really enjoyed this, from the rich atmosphere to the small town feel, right down to the strong family connections and bonds. And while this wasn't a scary read by any means, it was a bit creepy at times (mostly towards the end) and that was a nice change of pace. Definitely a good mystery with a paranormal element, a hint of romance and something anyone would enjoy.
  • Emily
    I really like the concept of Daughters of the Lake. It sounded like it was going to be right up my alley, and I was looking forward to a good gothic ghost story. However, it has been more about the main character's divorce and the history of a hotel than anything else. There are a ton of unnecessary details, and I started skimming pretty early on since it was pages of information on the main character's family history. I was hoping I could connec...
  • Jool
    I'm so glad I chose this book from the Amazon Kindle free book for the month! At first I had my doubts, I usually don't go for haunted houses, ghosts, and things like that, but this is quite a detailed and intense novel. I enjoyed reading the way the author had it sectioned chapter by chapter, going from the past (1901) to the current times - and the main character was a suspect in a murder that, she found, was committed 100 years before when a p...
  • Matt Rudy
    Wow this story had a lot going on. Daughters of the Lake had romance, drama, ghosts, and a mystery that several characters are trying to solve. Kate Granger is having a rough time after her divorce. She returns to her home on Lake Superior and begins to have strange dreams. Shortly after this she discovers a lady and her baby in the water. Unfortunately the woman and the baby are dead, but that is not all. This woman is the same one that has ap...
  • Jessica
    Kate Granger is attempting to put her life back in order on the heels of learning that her husband, Kevin, was having an affair. She has quit her job and gone back to her safe place, her parent’s home, in an attempt to heal. This tranquil setting is instantly thrown into chaos when Kate’s father discovers the body of a murdered woman floating in the lake their house backs up to. This mystery woman is wearing a white nightgown that appears to ...
  • Kevin Dowson
    It's a long time since I read a ghost story. I have to say this was certainly different to any previous books I've read fitting that description. It isn't scary and it doesn't involve (much) haunting by malevolent spirits, and certainly wouldn't be called horror by any classification standards.What it is, |I would say, is an excellently written murder-mystery with both historical and supernatural elements. It flits effortlessly between two time p...
  • ʚϊɞ Shelley ʚϊɞ
    But some stories, especially peculiar, hidden ones involving murder and mystery, have a way of bubbling to the surface, especially when wrongs need to be righted. They make themselves heard despite efforts to keep them silent. This book has two timelines, at the turn of the 20th century and the present. I have to say that as much as I enjoyed this book, it was reading about the past that kept me turning pages. This is a beautifully written story ...
  • ❀⊱RoryReads⊰❀
    There was something a bit twee about this story that kept if from being as good as her previous books. Still, a quick and spooky read.
  • Lenny A Latte Books
    Where to start with this one. The concept of this story intrigued me. Kate has just gone through something traumatic. Her husband cheated on her, and now she is getting a divorce. To top it all off, she has been having these strange dreams of a woman who mysteriously washes up on the shore of Lake Superior just down from where she is. To escape it all, Kate goes to stay at the B&B owned by her family. Things keep happening that Kate can't explain...
  • Annika
    Made it 44% and was so bored that I had to stop. I can't pinpoint a single thing why I was so bored with it, but I have some guesses:-boring writing, absolutely no suspense for a single thing happening and we're talking bodies in lakes.-I like alternating viewpoints, but this one had no differentiation of any of the women at all. A long heritage of woman after woman after woman and none of them vary.-Lots and lots and lots of dialect. What is goi...
  • Bri (brinocheeze)
    Thank you Lake Union Publishing for a gifted copy of this book Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb is a gothic mystery thriller, with a jealousy ridden betrayal, a constant battle between lovers and friends, and an adventure of uncovering the truth.Kate escapes a terrible break-up by running to her parents house and instead is faced with uncovering the truth about a woman who washed up ashore in front of her parents lake house. Kate becomes a su...
  • Jamie
    Wonderfully writtenA wonderful historical fiction with mystery, tragedy, ghosts of loves and lives lost and ultimately redemtion of a families past that has been hidden for so long. I enjoyed how the story was interwoven with the past and present. The characters were all well placed, I liked them all. A very enjoyable read for me.
  • Nicole Wagner
    This novel has an Alice Hoffman vibe, and it's set on Lake Superior. A wonderful novel with an optimistic view of life, love, and the afterlife. It's one part murder mystery, one part ghost story, and one part cozy romance.
  • Basic B's Guide
    Who’s looking for a great ghost story?? Look no further my friends, Daughter of the Lake is sure to fill that void in your reading life.Kate is a bit of an emotional basket case after finding out her husband of just five years has been cheating on her. So, when a body of a woman and small infant are found washed up on the shore outside of her parent’s house and she recognizes the woman, she is afraid she may have lost her mind.Meanwhile, a hu...
  • Annie Hauschel
    When I decided to read spooky books for October, I already had the hauntingly beautiful cover art of Wendy Webb’s Daughters of the Lake in mind. Billed as a Gothic masterpiece with elements of historical fiction and the supernatural, Daughters tells the story of a family with a unique past, interesting local legends and a century old murder.“It was finally time for the lake to give her up” reads the first sentence of this book. Effortless a...
  • Angela Blood
    This book had so many characters and time changes it was hard to keep everybody straight. In the beginning, I felt like the story was all over the place and I would suggest adding a family tree diagram to future editions of this book. Also, the author kept using the word "padded" in place of "walked" or any of the hundreds of other verbs in existence and I found it very annoying. I think some information was given away too early which took some o...
  • Stephanie Marie
    I’m conflicted about this one because I absolutely LOVED so much of this story (the more historical chapters telling Addie’s story, the setting and atmosphere, the spirits and the lore of the lake) but the contemporary chapters from Kate’s POV just didn’t quite work for me. With that said, I really really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it.
  • Yvonne (It's All About Books)
    Finished reading: November 9th 2018 "But some stories, especially peculiar, hidden ones involving murder and mystery, have a way of bubbling to the surface, especially when wrongs need to be righted." *** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and Lake Union Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! *** (view spoiler)[Between the cover and blurb I was fully intrigued when I first saw Daughters Of The Lake, the...
  • Mandie (Naughty Book Snitch)
    Buy the BookI liked it. It had a good ghost story that flipped between the late 1800 and early 1900's to present day. Sometimes it was difficult to tell which time period I was reading about because it flipped back and forth so much and without warning. I really liked the daughters of the lake origin story. Overall I enjoyed it and glad to have read it.
  • Alfred J. Coscia
    This Is A Great Telling Of A Story And Lake SuperiorI myself grew up on the shores of Lake Superior, and I can attest to the profound pull and power that the lake has. This book is an excellent testament to the stories that have been told for years about her capricious nature and the consequences good and bad that happen to people. Wendy Webb has woven a spell-binding tale that I read in one sitting. I had to know what happens next. I find it har...