My best friend sent me a copy of this book, The House on the Lake by Holly Hill Mangin. I was excited when I received it in the mail and even though it took me over a month to read it, I loved reading this book. Every time I was able to crack the book open and devour the story, my heart sang. Suspense, thrills, twits, and turns that I didn’t see coming.
Eve is a troubled woman with a past she remembers…vaguely. But what is more is she has no memory of getting to Lakeview, a house literally in the middle of a lake. And she, with a fear of water, isn’t pleased that all she can see surrounding the house is just that, water. Then the mystery thickens when her cousin, Lyn, appears at the house just as confused and bewildered about how she had gotten there as Eve. But does Eve really not know how she got there or does she? She has pushed the memories to the back of her mind and at first only wants to check out the house. Then she meets the brothers Ari and Nick, and her heart does a double flip. Though Nick warns them away from his brother, the danger and excitement she feels, makes Eve want to get to know Ari even more.
A little romance never hurt anyone but Eve thought that they would both go for her mirror image, Lyn. To her surprise, they BOTH like her. But who should she choose? And will choosing one over the other make a difference in why she is at the house on the lake?
And then all of a sudden there is a ghost? And when Eve went through certain doors while venturing around, she ended up in other rooms or outside. So many questions ran through my mind as I am sure ran through Eve’s head. What is going on? How did she and Lyn end up at the lake house, Lakeview? Why is the house slowly falling a part? Who are Nick and Ari and what is their deal? Who are Gail and Hammond and what do they have to do with Eve being at the house? And who is the ghost?
Like I said, so many questions that slowly unravel with each page you read. For me, the book caught my attention from page 1. And it didn’t let me go until page 335. But I have to say once the answers were answered and I read the last few chapters when Eve finally realized why she was there, tears literally sprang into my eyes. Yes, after reading the last few chapters, I was crying. The answers I desired so much to have literally made me cry.
So if you like a thriller, mystery, paranormal, horror, romance all wrapped together into one book, then buy this book! The House on the Lake will take you on a trip through each genre. So well written and has a emotional shock at the end.
I can’t wait to see what else Holly writes and get my hands on it. I also read Nora, another book by Holly, and loved that one as well. I have a blog about that book too that I will link here.
Here is the Amazon link so you can go grab yourself a copy and enjoy a good read, maybe even a good cry at the end.