A young woman goes missing at Lost Lake, near the small town of
Cedar Valley, Colorado. Detective Gemma Monroe is called in and at
the lake, she meets the camping party who is missing its fourth
member, Sari Chesney. Sari seems to have disappeared without a trace.
But, would a woman who is a dedicated assistant curator at the local
museum just take up and leave, or is it foul play?
The Detective Gemma Monroe series has been on my radar for a while and I was thrilled to get
the chance to read the latest book, LOST LAKE. The book may be the third in the series,
but as a new reader, I felt at ease with both the story and its characters
right from the start. It was easy to get into the book and the writing was
enjoyable. I found the legend surrounding the lake to be quite
interesting, and the deaths attributed to the lake and the history of the
founding fathers of the town intrigued me the most throughout the
novel. As for the case, it just didn't do the trick for me. I was actually
surprised that more wasn't done to find the woman missing in the
woods, and when the outcome is finally revealed, I wasn't that
surprised by it. Additionally, Gemma Monroe is a clearly a good cop,
but at the same time, she just didn't really grab my interest as much as
I expected. That being said, it's an interesting mystery novel, and I did
want to see everything come to a satisfying conclusion.
I would say that LOST LAKE is
perfect if you like small town crime books, or if you are already a fan of
the Detective Gemma Monroe series. I do think I will check out the other books in the series to
see if they work better for me!
An enthralling, atmospheric new novel from the author of
acclaimed debut Inherit the Bones, featuring Colorado
police officer Gemma Monroe.
On a bright Saturday in early spring, Detective Gemma Monroe
responds to a missing person call at Lost Lake, near the
small town of Cedar Valley, Colorado. With its sapphire
waters and abundance of wildflowers, the lake is a popular
camping destination in the summer. But for now, ice still
grips the lake and snow buries the flowers.
When Gemma arrives at the shore, she meets three friends who
have been camping there: the fourth of their group, Sari
Chesney, has disappeared in the night without a trace. Sari
is an assistant curator at the local museum, which is set to
host a gala that night—a project she’s worked on for months
and would never intentionally miss. As Gemma begins to
understand the complex dynamics of the supposedly close-knit
friendship group, she realizes that more than one person is
lying to her—and that the beautiful, still waters of Lost
Lake may hide more terrible secrets . . .