In July I was honoured to take part in the cover reveal for Lost in the Lake by AJ Waines. It’s my turn today to tell you more about this brilliant book for the blog tour.
She came at first for answers…now she’s back for you
Amateur viola player Rosie Chandler is the sole survivor of a crash which sends members of a string quartet plunging into a lake. Convinced the ‘accident’ was deliberate, but unable to recall what happened, she is determined to recover her lost memories and seeks out clinical psychologist, Dr Samantha Willerby.
But Rosie is hiding something…
Sam is immediately drawn to the tragic Rosie and as she helps her piece the fragments together, the police find disturbing new evidence which raises further questions. Why is Rosie so desperate to recover her worthless viola? And what happened to the violin lost in the crash, worth over £2m?
When Rosie insists they return to the lake to relive the fatal incident, the truth about Rosie finally creeps up on Sam – but by now, she’s seriously out of her depth…
The second book in the Dr Samantha Willerby series, Lost in the Lake is a nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat Psychological Thriller that will leave you glancing over your shoulder.
I have read a few of AJ Waines’ novels. She has a lovely style of writing which makes her books so easy to read. I know when I start one of her novels that I’m in for an excellent story. Lost In The Lake is the second in the Dr Samantha Willerby series. I have to admit that I haven’t read the first book – Inside The Whispers – but I don’t think this matters. I felt I had a good grasp of Sam fairly quickly. However, if you do want to read Inside The Whispers, I suggest you read that first. There are a few spoilers in the second book.
Sam is used to difficult patients but Rosie is going to test her more. She’s been through a severe trauma but isn’t behaving the way that Sam would expect. I love the way that we swap between narrators and see the situation from two different perspectives. Although it’s fairly obvious who the unreliable narrator is, Waines has still given enough twists and turns to surprise the reader. As a former psychologist, AJ Waines’ knowledge brings great depth and realism.
Just as Sam is drawn more into Rosie’s life, I was drawn into the story until it became compelling reading. The tension escalates well and we sense Sam’s impending paranoia. And just when you think you’ve reached the peak, Waines takes it to a whole new level.
A gripping story that had me opening my Kindle at any opportunity to read more. I look forward to the next Dr Samantha Willerby book.
Thank you Alison, for the copy of the book and for asking me to take part in the blog tour.
AJ Waines has sold over 400,000 books worldwide and topped the UK and Australian Kindle Charts with her number one bestseller, Girl on a Train. Following fifteen years as a psychotherapist, she is now a full-time novelist with publishing deals in France, Germany, Norway, Hungary and USA (audiobooks).
Her fourth psychological thriller, No Longer Safe, sold over 30,000 copies in the first month, in thirteen countries. AJ Waines has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and The Times and ranked a Top 10 UK author on Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). She lives in Hampshire, UK, with her husband. Visit her website, blog, on Twitter, Facebook or sign up for her Newsletter.