Book Review: Eclipse Lake


Small towns hold the darkest secrets.

Fifteen years after leaving his criminal past and estranged brother behind, widower Dane Carlisle returns to his hometown on the banks of sleepy Eclipse Lake. Now, a successful businessman, he has kept his troubled past a secret from most everyone, including his seventeen-year-old son.

But memories in small towns are bitter and long.

Ellie Sullivan, a nature photographer for a national magazine, has a habit of ping-ponging across the map. Her latest assignment leads her to Eclipse Lake where she becomes caught up in the enmity between Dane, his brother Jonah, and a vengeful town sheriff. When freshly-discovered skeletal remains are linked to an unsolved murder and Dane’s past, Ellie is left questioning her growing attraction for a man who harbors long-buried secrets.

My Review: 5 stars

This book is one that hooks you and holds you till the end. When I started the book today I was surprised to see that I couldn’t put it down and managed to have it completely read within about 2.5 hours. Yes it was that big of a page turner. Widower and single father Dane Carlise has some major skeletons in his closet. One skeleton just happens to be a real one that is unearthed back in his home town. Dane hasn’t seen his brother in 15 years and the story starts out with Dane needing to go home and make amends with his brother. Sparks fly when the two see each other for the first time. However, secrets have a way of surfacing and the story soon catipultes the reader into a small town full of secrets and lies and strained family relationships. But things are not always what they seem. In fact I was very shocked when I found out exactly who killed the person who’s remains were uncovered. This story is a great suspense with a bit of love and hot headed male tempers thrown in. The author also gives us the advantage of seeing not only Dane’s point of view but that of his seventeen year old son Jesse, his brother Jonah and his lady love interest Ellie. Seeing their points of views throughout the story added more richness and character development to an already well plotted out story. If I go to much I know I will end up giving spoilers away. So with that said trust me when I say Eclipse Lake is a much read story.

2 thoughts on “Book Review: Eclipse Lake”

  1. Wow! Thanks so much for that lovely review of Eclipse Lake. I’m so glad it held your interest and kept you flipping pages.
    Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts here. I’m truly appreciative of the review!

    1. You are welcome. Most say I am brutal but honest. So when I say 4 or 5 stars in a review trust me it was earned. I have read and reviewed two of your books so far and I am looking forward to reading more of your work.

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