Summit Lake by: Charlie Donlea

Summit LakeSummit Lake by Charlie Donlea
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

As she stared down from the bluff, Kelsey felt connected to the town. It had a story to tell her. And even though Penn Courtney sent her here to slowly get her swagger back, to ease her gently back into the occupations she once ruled. Kelsey had no intention of taking it easy

I.Loved Loved. Loved . This…

Enough said.

I am tempted not to write a review in case I turn anyone off. But I have to tell you, this drew me in. No correction, I was reeled in.

So descriptive in many accounts. The setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains that is so peaceful, so beautiful. So how can a horrific crime occur that is so ugly and so violent. Becca Eckersley, a first-year law student, who had everything going for her, brutally murdered. Was it a murder of hate or of love?

Investigative reporter Kelsey Castle, is assigned to Summit Lake to find the story. It was an assignment to give her time off to recoup and regain confidence after she was brutally attacked and left for dead. Becca’s story became Kelsey story – the only difference is Kelsey survived.

I was reeled into this story on page 1…you meet Becca as the attack occurs. It is descriptive in that you are her! She knows her attacker and she knows why.

The narration is told by Becca that goes back 2 years back to how it all started to when the crime occurred. You come into Becca’s world of college and her 3 close friends. The dynamics of those friendships draws you into her world as well. Becca stress of upcoming tests and the lengths she will take to be in her father’s good graces.

The narration is also told by Kelsey as she takes the case and what she discovers. The cover-up of the family and the friends she makes while discovering the identity of Becca’s friends and who may have wanted to kill her.

Was it a surprise? Yes! and no. The yes keeps you going and the no keeps you intrigued. The social issues of (view spoiler)

Needless to say, I am looking forward to more of Charlie Donlea.

A Special Thank You to Kensington Books and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.

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