The Lake and the Lost Girl: A Novel

The Lake and the Lost Girl: A Novel

by Jacquelyn Vincenta


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"Vincenta keeps you turning pages as she takes you on a journey that explores the complexities of marriage and families, professional quests as well as one's deepest, darkest passions."— Renee Rosen, bestselling author of What the Lady Wants

When her husband's scholarly interest turns to obsession, Lydia Carroll will do whatever it takes to save her family

Local romance author Lydia Carroll only knows one version of the MSW story: her husband's. English professor Frank Carroll has been fixated on the mystery of her disappearance for years, crafting a narrative based on Mary's poetry and journals that insist that Mary lived past that night in 1939.

As Frank's behavior grows more erratic, Lydia sees that his interest in Mary has evolved into an obsession—one that threatens to destroy the family they have built together. Lydia throws herself into the mystery, hoping to solve it and bring peace back to her home. But as Lydia begins investigating, her son takes action with a plan of his that will bring the family to a breaking point and change Lydia's destiny forever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781492642466
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 06/06/2017
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,159,922
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Jacquelyn Vincenta began her writing career as a police beat reporter for a daily Louisiana newspaper. She established and acted for many years as managing editor for a publishing company specializing in international trade issues. She lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she focuses on writing, environmental projects, family, friends, and nature.

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The Lake and the Lost Girl: A Novel 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Deb-Krenzer More than 1 year ago
What is up with the husband's of women who write for a living in this book. They are both demanding, violent and abusive. I spent most of this book with my fists clenched wanting to use them on Frank. A man who obsessed with finding out more about an elusive poet writer who hasn't been heard from since 1939. This was a chilling tale filled with domestic abuse by these husbands and how these women dealt with their problem. While the deal with Frank and Lydia and their relationship was a little long in several places, I think the author just wanted you to understand the reality of Frank's obsession and how it changed him. I stayed up way to late to finish this book because I just HAD to know how it ended! There was absolutely no way I was putting it down, I could sleep tomorrow. Chilling, suspenseful and tragic, I enjoyed this read very much. Huge thanks to Sourcebooks Landmark and Net Galley for allowing me the privilege to read and review this book in exchange for providing an honest, unbiased review.