Blurbs 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.
“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 Continue reading Karen Katchur’s THE SECRETS OF LAKE ROAD Early Accolades