Those who have secrets beneath the murky waters will stop at nothing to keep them hidden.
Renee Thornton is on the brink of despair, ready to take a final plunge and join the other tragic souls at the bottom of Bradford Lake - known to locals as Suicide Lake.
Her plans change when she's startled back to reality after a body brushes up against her from the depths below. Terrified, Renee runs away and slams into her old flame Cliff Simpson, a deputy with Whitten County Sheriff's Department.
Strange events unfurl after the discovery of the corpse. Renee and Cliff find themselves caught up in a web of lies, deceit, and mystery.
Now, instead of being able to slip away silently and become another anonymous statistic, Renee finds herself entangled in a murder investigation. Is Cliff her ally or enemy? Who can she trust? What other secrets will rise to the surface?
©2016 Ashley Fontainne (P)2016 Ashley Fontainne
Ashley Fontainne does it again! This book was such a rollercoaster and had so many twists and turns that you will get whiplash reading it ;)
Renee's life has been hell! At 13 her father left, never to be heard from again, her mother proceeded to become a drunk, Renee eventually married and divorced a man who made her life miserable, and who ended up in jail for murdering his second wife, she also lost a baby, which her husband blamed her for. She was penniless and had to move in with her mother in law! At her lowest, she takes some of her mother in laws pills with the intention of going to "Suicide" Lake. A once beautiful spot, now marred with waste dumping and being the spot where people come to end it all. Once there, she is just about to swallow her pills and enter the lake when she stumbles across a body. Unbeknownst to her, this will change her life forever!
Plot wise, this was such a suspenseful and gripping read that I listened to it in a day. This author never fails to grab your attention right from the start and doesn't let go till the very end! With plenty of twists, turns, and even a little romance, this is a must read for all!
For such a shortish book, the characters all go through so much but they also grow more for it. They are all well written and executed and there wasn't one that I didn't like.
In all, a brilliant and thrilling read and one I can't recommend enough. This author never fails to deliver with her books and I urge people to try them.
This isn't my first listen by Sara Morsey and won't be my last. She has such a comfortable voice that she immediately puts you at ease and in the mood for a good book. Her tones are varied and her accents were amazing. She really brought this book to life!
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Renee has lost all hope, and considering all the things life had thrown at her, it was very easy to sympathize with her. But just when she decides to end it all at the local spot known as 'Suicide Lake', she discovers a woman's body in the water, and soon Renee becomes deeply engrossed in a maze of betrayal and deceit.As a romance begins to blossom between Renee and deputy sheriff Cliff, Renee slowly starts to believe that perhaps there could be a more promising future ahead for her. But in a corrupt town full of secrets, Renee's life is threatened once more, and she has to face up to her own problematic past.
As a romance begins to blossom between Renee and deputy sheriff Cliff, Renee slowly starts to believe that perhaps there could be a more promising future ahead for her. But in a corrupt town full of secrets, Renee's life is threatened once more, and she has to face up to her own problematic past.
Suicide Lake was a suspenseful and very entertaining small town mystery with lots of unexpected twists and witty sarcasm. Although a relatively short story, the characters were fully fleshed out, and in particular, the protagonist, Renee, was characterized superbly. You couldn't help but feel everything she was feeling. Ms. Fontainne managed to trick me once more as I was trusting the wrong character. I just love how you can never predict what it is going to happen in Ashley Fontainne's stories. She gets me every time.
Sara Morsey was a perfect fit for the narration of this audiobook. She embodied the character of Renee just right and kept all the other characters distinct with a range of different, suitable voices. She is just great at getting across the entire Southern flair, which makes the setting and the characters seem so real. There were no issues with the production.
I would highly recommend Suicide Lake if you enjoy thrilling mysteries with a hint of romance and an intriguing small town setting where nothing is as it seems.
Audiobook was provided for review by the author.
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OMG! What a great book. I was already a fan of Ashley Fontainne but Sara Morsey was amazing! I absolutely loved her voice and narration!
Renée's life has not been an easy one. The only daughter, her father, Raymond (I'm too redneck to have a middle name) Thornton left when she was 13, her mother was an alcoholic, the man she married beat her regularly only to later serve time for murdering his second wife, and her child died when still a baby. After years of mental problems, broke, jobless, hopeless and in constant pain, she can no longer face life and goes to the nearbye lake to end it. Instead, she finds the body of a woman.
Told from Renee's point of view, the town's guilty secrets are slowly revealed. The book is greatly enhanced by the superb reading of Sara Morsey, who, with a slow and beautifully accented voice tells, almost unemotionally, of event past and present. She really is Renee, with all of her self pity, resentments, hopes and ongoing fears. And the beginnings of love. It is the narration which makes this a powerfully engrossing book, well worth hearing: I am not sure that the written word would have gripped my attention in the same way.
I am new to the writings of Ashley Fontaine. I enjoyed the construction of this story, the rambling reminiscences of an unstable woman. Even the rare inconsistencies in the text could be ascribed, not to the auhor but to the character, herself. Would I read another of Fontaine's books? Most certainly if read by the same narrator. As a written text? Probably not.
My thanks to the rights holder for the gift of my copy of Suicide Lake, sent via Audiobook Boom. It was refreshingly different, a story I will revisit in my head for some time into the future.
Loved it! Excellent narration!!! I've already selected my next book narrated by Sara Morsey, loved her reading, she was the perfect selection for Ashley Fontainne's thrilling story, horrified & lol'ing at the same time WOW!
It makes me happy to wake up everyday and look forward to listening. Many times I listen while doing artwork. I find it very relaxing.
Suicide Lake delivered the psychological thrill ride I love from Ashley Fontainne. She is by far one of my favorite authors. She has a way of weaving deeply flawed and interesting characters into a tapestry of confusion and deception and ups and downs.
In this story, you can't help but feel empathy for the protagonist Renee. She's about to off herself and her life suddenly picks up. Then the roller coaster ride begins. And oh how wicked good it gets.
Sara Morsey is one of my favorite narrators. She brings a dynamic to this story that makes it totally edge of your seat. Her approach is with such trepidation that she draws the listener in. She's a super skilled voice actor. Loved her performance.
This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review courtesy of Audiobook Boom.
I love listening to Psychological Thrillers , and Suspenseful or Action Novels..
Taut psychological suspense, an intricate mystery, emotionally devastating, ultimately empowering—a novel that should not be missed.”"...a great break from your typical mystery book...and a must have for anyone looking for a great page turner with mystery and nail-biting Intensity.... "I was provided this audio book at no charge by the narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBoom dot com".
This book is a well written story that lends itself well to Sara Morsey's narration. Her slight accent and tone bring you right into this story. I received this book for free, but voluntarily reviewed.
Romance and Mystery are combined into one. This book is by an author whom I am not familiar with. The narrator was new to me, and did a great job. My review is not a synopsis of the book, but rather my opinion. I loved the unexpected twists and turns in this story. Most of the book is relatively clean in language, but there is some PG to R. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, narrator, and/or publisher.
Non stop drama & action throughout the entire book Just when you think it's done it gets even more exciting!
Her finally winning!
She never once stepped out of Character & she made you feel all of Renee's feelings. There are times where you feel yourself relate to Renee.
Stay away from the lake unless you are ready for it's Secrets!
Amazingly written Ashley Fontainne!!!! Thank you for the enjoyable hours of entertainment!
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