The Secret by the Lake

  • by Louise Douglas
  • Narrated by Karen Cass
  • 9 hrs and 48 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A family tragedy.
Amy's always felt like something's been missing in her life. When a tragedy forces the family she works for as a nanny to retreat to a small lakeside cottage, she realises she cannot leave them now.
A sister's secret.
But Amy finds something unsettling about the cottage by the lake. This is where the children's mother spent her childhood - and the place where her sister disappeared mysteriously at just 17.
A web of lies.
Soon Amy becomes tangled in the missing sister's story as dark truths begin rising to the surface. But can Amy unlock the secrets of the past before they repeat themselves?


What the Critics Say

"Crackles with repressed longing...the explosive ending took my breath away." (C. L. Taylor, author of The Accident and The Lie)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


It's hard to write a review without giving spoilers so just to say would recommend this as a compelling story with heartbreaking layer upon layer of secrets!! Will stay long with anyone who reads!
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- Sue Jackson

really enjoyed it. didn't expect the twist!

I really enjoyed the book and the twist at the end. Great listen would recommend
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- Alexandra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-11-2015
  • Publisher: Random House AudioBooks