Publication date: February 22, 2021
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‘The explosive ending took my breath away.’ C.L. Taylor
The trouble with secrets is that they never stay secret for long…
Annie Howarth is living an anxious life in an anxious town. Her mining community in South Yorkshire is feeling the pinch and tensions are running high. Then a murdered girl is found on the moors and the agitation in the community is pushed to a dangerous breaking point.
As the wife of the chief of police, Annie should feel safe – her husband William can be secretive, but she’s sure whatever he’s hiding is for her own good, isn’t it?
But Annie is keeping her own secrets. Ten years ago, the man she loved was ripped from her life in a scandal that still haunts them both, and now his return will put her family, her marriage, even her life, at risk.
Bestselling author of House by the Sea Louise Douglas returns with a heart-racing novel full of suspense, desire and desperate secrets. Perfect for fans of Barbara O’Neal, Lucinda Riley and Rachel Hore.
Praise for Louise Douglas:
‘Kept me guessing until the last few pages and the explosive ending took my breath away.’ C.L. Taylor, author of The Accident on Your Beautiful Lies
‘Beautifully written, chillingly atmospheric and utterly compelling, The Secret by the Lake is Louise Douglas at her brilliant best’ Tammy Cohen, author of The Broken
‘A master of her craft, Louise Douglas ratchets up the tension in this haunting and exquisitely written tale of buried secrets and past tragedy.’ Amanda Jennings, author of Sworn Secret
‘A clammy, atmospheric and suspenseful novel, it builds in tension all the way through to the startling final pages.’ Sunday Express, S Magazine