Friday, October 3, 2014

Book 37: Black Lake

Title and Author: Black Lake, by Johanna Lake (ARC)

Illustrator: none (though there will be a map)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company, Hatchette Group
Expected Publication Date: May 2014
Genre: mystery
Target Audience/Age Group: adult
Part of a Series? No
Will the Reviewer Keep It In His/Her Library? No
First line: When they were little, the door to what was to have been the house's ballroom remained locked.

A woman chooses to hole up in the ballroom of her husband's huge family home in Ireland. Her young daughter chooses to go with her. The family's housekeeper brings them food on trays and from time to time the husband comes to the door. By the end of the book you understand why all this happened. By then this reader didn't care.

Why is the title and the picture on the cover run over the edges on either side? I think it's an optical illusion because my mind fills in the image on the sides, and my version extends a lot further than a real photo would. It's actually kind of a cool effect.

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