Karen Katchur’s THE SECRETS OF LAKE ROAD Early Accolades

Karen Katchur - Author PhotoBlurbs are starting to come in for Karen Katchur’s debut novel! I’m so thrilled that THE SECRETS OF LAKE ROAD is getting such rave early reviews. St. Martin’s Press will publish in 2015 in North America.

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“This is the perfect book for a sultry summer afternoon: it conjures cicada song in the heat, woodsy green shade, and a lake that hides its secrets deep. The Secrets of Lake Road is a true storyteller’s story, at once a relentlessly gripping mystery that builds suspense from its opening words, and also a wise examination of the trouble with mothers and daughters.” –Bethany Chase, Author of The One That Got Away

“Drenched in atmosphere, mysterious and haunting, The Secrets of Lake Road dives deep into a community’s secrets and shows how love and heartache can be equally binding. I lost days to this book as I couldn’t stop reading.” –Sara Foster, Author of Beneath the Shadows

The Secrets of Lake Road will have you turning the pages faster than you thought possible, desperate to find out what mysterious event has fractured the residents of this haunting lake. With her refreshing and affecting portrayals of mothers and daughters, summer communities, and the precarious age of twelve, Karen Katchur has written a book whose setting and characters will gnaw at you every time you try to put it down.” –Taylor Jenkins Reid, Author of Forever, Interrupted

“With chilling unease that keeps you turning pages, Katchur deftly evokes the way youthful actions echo through our lives. Nostalgia wrestles tragedy in this haunting tale.” –Kathryn Craft, Author of The Art of Fallingand The Far End of Happy

“A lake’s murky depths hide past secrets in this unforgettable debut. Karen Katchur deftly infuses a summer lake colony with nostalgia-damp bathing suits, the bang of a cottage door, a pavilion jukebox playing old songs. But this summer, no one goes into the water. Part tender coming-of-age, part edge-of-your-seat suspense, The Secrets of Lake Road lured me in from its opening pages. Pick up this book forewarned that you will do nothing else until you finish reading it.” –Karen Brown, Author of The Longings of Wayward Girls

“At once gripping and evocative, The Secrets of Lake Road conjures childhood’s best and worst moments, its secret joys and terrors, its hopefulness and uncertainty. Katcher skillfully weaves between past and present, revealing devastating truths along the way.” –Paula Treick DeBoard, Author of The Mourning Hours and The Fragile World

“The rhythms of a summer community, the tensions of an unsolved crime, and the thrumming undertow of adolescence come together in this sparkling debut.  Beautifully paced from captivating beginning to satisfying end.” –Kelly Simmons, Author of Standing Still and The Bird House

The Secrets of Lake Road will grab you from the first sentence and pull you under with the power of the story contained within its depths. Karen Katchur perfectly renders the nostalgia of summers past, as well as the often unfathomable mystery of the lakes these summers are spent beside. Captivating and highly addictive, this story will break your heart – and then renew your faith in love.” — Marissa Stapley, Author of Mating for Life

“Karen Katchur’s memorable debut is a haunting story taut with suspense and packed with hope, loss and poignancy. It’s a tale about the heartbreak of parenthood, the exhilaration of first love, the evolution of friendship and the complexity of family. Readers won’t want to put it down until the final page has been turned and the heart of the mystery revealed.” — Marilyn Brant, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of The Road to You and A Summer in Europe

“Karen Katchur’s The Secrets of Lake Road gripped me with its provocative opening sentence and held me in its spell until its final, shattering revelations. This is a powerful thriller about buried secrets that painfully resurface, innocence lost across the generations, and the terrible price we pay for growing up and growing older. Karen Katchur knows how to write and write well about ordinary people stretched to their limits. A suspenseful, heartbreaking novel.” –David Bell, Author of The Forgotten Girl

Published by Carly Watters

Carly Watters is a SVP, senior literary agent and director of literary branding with the P.S. Literary Agency. She is a hands-on agent that develops proposals and manuscripts with attention to detail and the relevant markets. PSLA’s mission is to manage authors’ literary brands for their entire career. Never without a book on hand she reads across categories which is reflected in the genres she represents and is actively seeking new authors in including women’s fiction, commercial and upmarket fiction, select literary fiction, platform-driven non fiction and select memoir. She occasionally represents children's book projects. Carly is drawn to emotional, well-paced narratives, with a great voice and characters that readers can get invested in.

One thought on “Karen Katchur’s THE SECRETS OF LAKE ROAD Early Accolades

  1. Thanks for sharing. I found out about Forever, Interrupted through a similar type-post last summer, and it was one of my favorite reads of 2013.

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