#BookReview of Lost in the Lake by A.J Waines @ajwaines @bloodhoundbook

#BookReview of Lost in the Lake by A.J Waines @ajwaines @bloodhoundbook Lost In The Lake by A.J. Waines
Also by this author: Inside The Whispers
Series: Dr. Samantha Willerby #2
Published by Bloodhound Books on October 24 2018
Genres: Thriller, Psychological
Pages: 385
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She came at first for answers…now she’s back for you

Amateur viola player Rosie Chandler is the sole survivor of a crash which sends members of a string quartet plunging into a lake. Convinced the ‘accident’ was deliberate, but unable to recall what happened, she is determined to recover her lost memories and seeks out clinical psychologist, Dr Samantha Willerby.

But Rosie is hiding something…

Sam is immediately drawn to the tragic Rosie and as she helps her piece the fragments together, the police find disturbing new evidence which raises further questions. Why is Rosie so desperate to recover her worthless viola? And what happened to the violin lost in the crash, worth over £2m?

When Rosie insists they return to the lake to relive the fatal incident, the truth about Rosie finally creeps up on Sam – but by now, she’s seriously out of her depth…

The second book in the Dr Samantha Willerby series, Lost in the Lake is a nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat Psychological Thriller that will leave you glancing over your shoulder.

So, we are back again are we Dr Samantha Willerby! This is the second book in the series, but I found you can read this one as a standalone (I know shocking I said those dreaded words!)  Buuuuuuuttttttttttttt maybe you should read the first book, you know just incase you want to know what has happened before….. (Here is my mini review here)

Now, I was a bit weary, not going to lie, reading this book after book one, but that is only because of Sam’s actions and behaviour last time, some of it I really didn’t agree with. I was tutting a lot at her and telling her off, not that she listened. But looking back as much as she frustrated me, did I care no, why because I thought the book was so intriguing and effective, that I wanted to jump right back in with this book and say hi.

This book had been gripped from the beginning, because of Rosie.  She was so deliciously crazy (sorry if it’s not the appropriate term here!) and I had not got a scooby why!  Luckily Sam suspects early on something is not quite right with her and sticks to her guns. She was playing a part for Sam, and then in her chapters, we saw another side, where she will never divulge her secrets.  But what secrets?? What is this act all about?  Was is it an act? What happened to her? And what is so special about the viola??????????????

Ok ok ok, I need to take a breath here!

Ok, all composed! What I love about this series, is that it is not a cop duo, it is not a joe bloggs off the street trying to solve a crime, it is a doctor of psychology! It gives such a different perspective on the solving of the crimes, and a much more psychological thriller, literally.

 I loved being brought back to Miranda…or Mimi, and her and Sam trying to rebuild their lives together after that absolutely shocking discovery from the first book.  So it was nice to see that interaction, and Miranda calling Sam out was refreshing.  But it was also good to see soe growth with Sam following the events of the first book, trying to progress in her career and trust her instincts. 

I just can’t get bored of Ms Waine’s writing, everything flows, and she makes the mystery, so mysterious! I love that everything is character driven here, and not plot, action and fireworks and that is what makes it more chilling, as we focus on the nitty gritty.  It is written in a way where you don’t want to put the book down and you crave to know what is going on! I am really looking forward to the next book in this series because there is just so much that can be done with it. 

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About A.J. Waines

AJ Waines is a number one bestselling author, toppinthe entire UK and Australian Kindle Charts in two consecutive years, with Girl on a Train. Following fifteen years as a psychotherapist, the author is now a full-time novelist with publishing deals in UK, France, Germany, Norway, Hungary and Canada (audio books).

Her fourth psychological thriller, No Longer Safe, sold over 30,000 copies in the first month, in thirteen countries. AJ Waines has been featured in The Wall Street Journal and TheTimes and has been ranked a Top 10 UK author on Amazon KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing).

She lives in Hampshire, UK, with her husband. Find her books here and visit her websiteand blog, or join her on TwitterFacebook or on her Newsletter.

Her next thriller, Lost in the Lake, will be re-released by Bloodhound Books on 24 October 2018.

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2 Comments

  1. jenchaos76
    October 30, 2018 / 9:28 am

    I love it when series have standalone books in them. However, you can’t escape the fact that events prior and people previous will be in the standalone. I try to read books leading up to the book so I can have a history and not be lost.

    • Zoe
      Author
      October 30, 2018 / 9:49 am

      Me too! I hate reading books out of sync but I keep finding amazing books to read and then realise it’s part of a series!

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