I just finished up listening to the audio book, The Lake of Dreams: A Novel by Kim Edwards. Avid readers might know this author from her best selling book, The Memory Keeper’s Daughter: A Novel.
The book was pretty good…not epic but I don’t regret the time I spent listening to it. I listened to via my Overdrive app on my phone from my online library. The book was a little slow in various spots and I longed for a button that would allow me to listen to it at a faster speed. I don’t normally use that but I think in this book I would have had I had the option. I don’t know that it was the book as much as it was the reader who was reading it to me. She just enunciated everything out so much that I wanted her to read faster.
Here’s what Amazon had to say about it, “Lucy Jarrett is at a crossroads in her life, still haunted by her father’s unresolved death a decade earlier. She returns to her hometown in Upstate New York, The Lake of Dreams, and, late one night, she cracks the lock of a window seat and discovers a collection of objects. They appear to be idle curiosities, but soon Lucy realizes that she has stumbled across a dark secret from her family’s past, one that will radically change her—and the future of her family—forever. The Lake of Dreams will delight those who loved The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, as well as fans of Anna Quindlen and Sue Miller. ”
The story links past and present. Honestly, I wish there would have been more focus on the past and less on the present but I am a historical fiction lover so I would say that. Amazon readers say 3.6 stars…I guess I’d agree. It wasn’t bad but I wouldn’t tell you to drop everything and get that book.