Sunday, June 14, 2020

Six titles that show lakes are a perfect setting for a murder mystery

Kimberly Belle is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of novels of suspense. A graduate of Agnes Scott College, she worked in marketing and nonprofit fundraising before turning to writing fiction. She divides her time between Atlanta and Amsterdam.

Belle's new novel is Stranger in the Lake.

At CrimeReads Belle tagged six favorite novels that use lakes to up the ante for their characters. One title on the list:
Not A Sound by Heather Gudenkauf

Granted, this story is set on a river and not a lake, but the creepiness factor still applies in spades. A deaf woman and her dog make a gruesome discovery: the body of a fellow nurse in the dense bush by the river, deep in the woods near her cabin. The remote setting, the wild waters, the main character’s inability to hear the villain crashing through the woods behind her…they all lend the story mystery and intrigue. I barely breathed for the last half of this book, a fantastic and enthralling read.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Not A Sound is among Trish Bendix's twelve best mystery novels (June 2019).

My Book, The Movie: Not A Sound.

The Page 69 Test: Not A Sound.

--Marshal Zeringue