'Beautifully written debut'
'Johanna Lane writes in an easy melodic style and she shows a real talent for understanding the separate sorrows and secret dreams that simmer beneath the surface of even the closest families'
Lane's prose is graceful, textured and her elegant stye reflects the Campbell's glazed retrograde world
Quiet novels like Black Lake don't get much air-time, but it's worth cutting through the noise and losing yourself in this gently devastating read
This is a charming story with gems for the thinker while being populated by interesting people for the lover of an easiy absorbed tale'
'An elegantly written story'
'Lane's prose is graceful, textured and her elegant style reflects the Campbells' glazed retrograde world'
'What won me over was the touching depiction of the two children'
'A beautifully atmospheric and poignant debut'
'I found I could not put this book down'
This ultimately becomes a story of the importance of home, whatever its history, told in highly lyrical prose'
'A poignant and haunting tale that really resonates'
'A haunting debut'