Published: 20 March 2020 20 March 2020

The Woman in the Lake

I really enjoyed The Woman in the Lake, a dual timeline novel, set in Swindon, which is split between the 1760s and the present day.

The suspense is built gradually, by alternately telling us a little bit more about the stories of Fen and Isabella, until the dreadful truth is revealed; as the story unfolds we see parallels between the two marriages, hundreds of years apart.  

Lots of historical detail is woven into the story, and the supernatural element is done with a light touch. The characters are well drawn and convincing though not always likeable.

I will certainly be on the lookout for other books by Nicola Cornick, and Lydiard House is definitely worth a visit. Thanks to the author and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for my honest review.