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Black Lake

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1st May 2014

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Selected: Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9780755396986

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Dunlough: a rambling, idyllic estate in the Irish countryside, one that has cast a potent spell on its inhabitants for generations. But with the cost of upkeep mounting and money running thin, family patriarch John Campbell makes a bold decision: to avoid selling, he will open Dunlough’s doors to tourists, and move his wife, and their son and daughter, to a dank, small cottage behind the main house. The upheaval strains the already tenuous threads that bind the insular family. Then a tragic accident befalls them, and long-simmering resentments and unanswered yearnings come dangerously to the surface.

BLACK LAKE is a modern, nuanced, gem of a debut novel which evokes the deep connection and nostalgia we feel for the places we love.

(P)2014 Hachette Audio

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Fabulous Magazine, Sun on Sunday
'Beautifully written debut'
Daily Mail
'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'
Irish Mail on Sunday
'An elegantly written story'
Irish Independent
'Lane's prose is graceful, textured and her elegant style reflects the Campbells' glazed retrograde world'
Woman & Home
'What won me over was the touching depiction of the two children'
Bella magazine
'A beautifully atmospheric and poignant debut'
Woman’s Way
'I found I could not put this book down'
Image magazine
This ultimately becomes a story of the importance of home, whatever its history, told in highly lyrical prose'
Evening Echo
'A poignant and haunting tale that really resonates'
Publishers Weekly
'A haunting debut'