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A fascinating intricate storyline greets you in this dual time-frame novel. Lady Isabella Gerard, the owner of a stunning golden gown orders it destroyed, from that moment on lives linked to the gown are forever altered as it influences, and even possesses those who come into contact with it. I have to say that it is actually rather difficult to force-fit The Woman In The Lake into a genre as it spills into a number, including historical, relationship, mystery and it contains more than a whiff of supernatural too. Nicola Cornick has created characters with some, shall we say, undesirable traits (the reasons for which become clear), and I have to say that I enjoy a little wild and wicked! Seriously though, a character feels more well-rounded when you feel you can see them in their entirety. I just let myself go with a whoosh into this storyline, enjoying the supernatural edge, and would now love to visit Lydiard House to see the painted window. The Woman In The Lake is so deliciously easy to read and it’s highly entertaining.
`I see it all again: the silver moon swimming beneath the water and the golden gown billowing out about her...'
1765: Lady Isabella Gerard asks her maid to take her new golden gown and destroy it. Its shimmering beauty has been tainted by the actions of her husband the night before.
Three months later: Lord Eustace Gerard stands beside the lake looking down at the woman in the golden gown. As the body slowly rolls over to reveal her face, it's clear this is not his intended victim...
1996: Fenella Brightwell steals a stunning gown from a stately home. Twenty years later and reeling from the end of an abusive marriage, she wonders if it has cursed her all this time. Now she's determined to discover the history behind the beautiful golden dress...
Praise for The Woman in the Lake:
`A gorgeous novel, so fresh and original. And the tension! I was on the edge of my seat.' Jenny Ashcroft
`With its intriguing premise and engaging characters, this fresh take on the time-slip novel completely won me over.'
`Kept me turning the pages right to the very end' Katherine Webb
Praise for Nicola Cornick:
`There is much to enjoy in a sumptuous novel that slips between present day and 1557.' Sunday Mirror
`Ms. Cornick is first-class, queen of her game.' Romance Junkies
`A rising star.' Publishers Weekly
`Fans of Kate Morton will enjoy this gripping tale.' Candis
`This compelling yet poignant and at times frightening story calls out to every historical fiction lovers out there to read it and enjoy its glory forever' Book Stop Corner
`Her books are fabulous'. New York Times bestselling author Julia Quinn
Publication date: 07/03/2019
Publisher: HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||7th March 2019|
|Publisher:||HQ an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||Crime / Mystery, Historical Fiction, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Historical fiction, Historical romance,|
Originally from the North of England, Nicola Cornick now lives in the Oxfordshire countryside with her husband and a menagerie of cats and dogs. She has been a published author since 1998 and started her career writing historical romance for Harlequin Mills & Boon. This was a dream come true for her as she had always loved Mills & Boon Historicals and still has an extensive collection of them on her keeper shelves. Her books have reached the bestseller lists in the UK, sold around the world and have received great acclaim in the US. Publishers Weekly described her as "a ...More About Nicola Cornick