Daughters of the Lake by Wendy Webb

Daughters of the Lake

The ghosts of the past come calling in a spellbinding heart-stopper from the “Queen of the Northern Gothic.” 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....

Details Daughters of the Lake

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

Reviews Daughters of the Lake

  • 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...
  • Lenny Literary
    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...
  • 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.
  • Sarah
    This was a brilliant, ghostly read. Wendy Webb has crafted a fantastic story that offers gothic chills and a water-tight narrative. I could not put down this page-turner and loved every development in this spine-tingling story.Whilst the synopsis might imply that this is a historical novel, don't let this put you off. Grounded in the present with our protagnoist, Kate, we experience the past through her dreams and visions. Well, more like nightma...
  • M
    Supernatural With a Deus, Some Horror & Ghost-Possession2.5 stars, bumped to 3 for great writing From the synopsis, I thought this historical and ghostly murder mystery would be a perfect read for me. This well-written book needs to be carefully read to understand the author’s nuanced, intricate and concealed storylines. There are two primary plot lines which eventually merge—one in current time featuring protagonist, Kate Granger, and the ot...
  • 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...
  • Cheryl
    Overall, I liked this story and I read it quickly. I figured things out well before I would've liked to though and there were little things that just didn't feel right. I can't say with certainty that some of the police procedural things were wrong, but they just didn't feel accurate. The rest of the story, I had no issue with. Without giving anything away, I was hoping for more explanation about the detective's reaction to the lead. Seems there ...
  • Thomas
    Kate Granger returns to her childhood home when her marriage falls apart. One morning she hears her dog barking along the beach. As she runs to find out what's wrong, she discovers the body of a young woman who floated out of the lake. This is the same woman Kate has been dreaming about, from her childhood to her death. Her life is being played out like a movie in Kate's mind. She wants Kate to right wrongs that occurred over 100 years previously...
  • Mistyblue
    I hate ghost stories but loved this book anyway. I don’t normally like ghostly stories, ones with poltergeists and spooks. But, while this story had elements of the supernatural dead and scary scenes, I found myself thinking of the ghosts more as characters than spooks. They’re stories drew me in as much or more than Kate’s. This book is a complete departure from they types of stories I usually love, but it was a page turner and I’d read ...
  • Patricia
    Hard to put down!U love romance and paranormal blended with a dash of history! Found this to be a perfect read. It was difficult not to doors read ahead to find the answers and discover the story and it's ending. Not flamboyantly urban or to crazy. A good love story. I enjoyed it. Hope you will too!
  • Carmen Scaglione
    Great StoryLoved this book. The story caught me from the first page, and I couldn’t put it down. This was the first book by this author I’ve read, but I have a feeling it won’t be the last.
  • Joyce A. Wendeln
    Best BookThis is the best book of its kind that I have read in a LONG time. It is extraordinary written and you don't need a score card to keep track of the characters. It is relaxing, something you need after a hard day.
  • Sharon
    Not my typical readI chose this as my first read, somewhat reluctantly.I was very surprised!Well written,great story line and fight mystery.I enjoyed it so much am looking for other books by this author.
  • Bridget
    Lovely mysteryI loved how the flow of the story moved you from past to present. The mystery behind death, and the bodies was fascinating. This was very well written. I would recommend this to anyone who loves a well written mystery.
  • Cheryl Balhouse
    What an extraordinary book!I loved everything about it. The writing is superb, the description of the location vivid and believable, the characters very likable. I absolutely loved the ending. I'll look for more of the author's books to read. Very impressive in every way.
  • mindy
    ExcellentGot this on first reads, and so very glad I chose this book. What a great story told in an interesting way. Not my usual choice of books, but the story is so good, that it would appeal to anyone.
  • Louise Morris
    As with her other books, its an intensely Gothic story. I loved the way the story twists and turns. It is set on the shores of Lake Superior. Even though its on the Wisconsin edge of the lake, I love the fact that the story is based around one of my home state's lake. (Michigan.) The fact is, there's a lot of tragedy that is attached to Superior, so it lends nicely to this story.
  • Ginger
    Love this storyWhat a great writing technique, one that makes you feel you are living each word. Can't wait to read another book by this author, this was my first. Highly recommend.
  • kimberly
    Gave me goose bumps! A very thrilling read. Going back and forth in time usually would lose my interest in a book. How ever this book captivated me. I read the whole book in one go! Simply could not put it down. Loved Kate's and Simons characters.
  • Linda Defazio
    Spirits of love.I enjoyed reading this book. It showed what was happening 100 years before and how it connected to present happenings. The characters were overlaid with spirits and feelings of the past, righting a wrong.
  • Neeraja Sankaran
    Well written ... for the genre. Sometimes the male characters seemed a bit uni-dimensional, and the (spoiler warning) the villainess of the piece definitely so, but it was an engaging and quick read. Actually think its quite cinematic.. should make for a good film.
  • Laura DeBlackmere
    A good readFor me, it started slowly, and I was reluctant to continue reading. But it got much better, quickly. It was very entertaining, with a twist at the end I did not see coming. Anyone who likes paranormal mysteries will definitely enjoy this book.
    Perfectly creepy without being gross. This was the perfect October read. Creepy without being vulgar or overly descriptive. This author expects the readers to be intelligent enough to use their imaginations to interpret the story. Which makes it even more chilling.
  • Paul Wheeler
    Great story couldn’t put it downGreat story although predictable in places.This is a book that merges past and present perfectly I couldn’t put it down a real page turner.
  • Mary Alice Tanner
    Loved this book.It has everything I like. Good characters, very interesting p!ot, romance, and a ghost or two. Perfect! For me anyway!
  • Hillary
    I really liked this book. It's a page turner where you wish the characters were part of your own family.
  • Alayne Emmett
    This was such a good book. I got it from Amazon First Reads and found it chilling but very interesting . I’m going to look for this author again.
  • A'Llyn
    A readable little mystery with a nicely captured sense of place.
  • Nikki Hall
    Loved this book from the very first page I was hooked, So much so i found it difficult to put down.
  • Kamie
    I thought the beginning was stronger than the ending but I still enjoyed it.