With every book I’ve read by Carolyn Elizabeth, I’ve fallen more in love with her writing, and that continues to be true after reading The Other Side of Forestlands Lake.
This is a rather dark tale; perfect for this time of year, since it is not only a second chance at love/reunion romance, but has elements of the paranormal as well. The book begins twenty-five years ago when the main characters, Willa Dunn and Lee Chandler were teenagers. This is necessary so the reader will know the trauma that happened to these two and their families. Then the story returns to the present as the two meet again in Forestlands Lake, the site of that earlier trauma.
Ms. Elizabeth did a wonderful job with the setting and the eerie mood of this tale. The characters, both main and secondary, are well developed and fit their roles in the story perfectly. Some of the secondary characters really add to the gloomy darkness of the setting. The story itself and the mystery of the tale is intriguing and spine-tingling in all the right places.
I thoroughly enjoyed this paranormal/mystery/romance and have added it to my favorites list. I can see myself reading this one over and over. It has my highest recommendation.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bella Books for an honest review.