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Publisher Description

“Spellbinding. Another outstanding novel by Kimberly Belle, masterfully written to lure you in and never let go.” — Samantha Downing, USA Today bestselling author of My Lovely Wife

When Charlotte married the wealthy widower Paul, it caused a ripple of gossip in their small lakeside town. They have a charmed life together, despite the cruel whispers about her humble past and his first marriage. But everything starts to unravel when she discovers a young woman’s body floating in the exact same spot where Paul’s first wife tragically drowned.

At first, it seems like a horrific coincidence, but the stranger in the lake is no stranger. Charlotte saw Paul talking to her the day before, even though Paul tells the police he’s never met the woman. His lie exposes cracks in their fragile new marriage, cracks Charlotte is determined to keep from breaking them in two.

As Charlotte uncovers dark mysteries about the man she married, she doesn’t know what to trust—her heart, which knows Paul to be a good man, or her growing suspicion that there’s something he’s hiding in the water.

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Mysteries & Thrillers
June 9
Park Row Books
Harlequin Digital Sales Corporation

Customer Reviews

Eric Pinckney ,

fantastic read!

Not a lot of complaints about this book! I would say that some of the chapters didn’t end off on a suspenseful note. She did a fantastic job at the end tying up loose ends. Well done.

Qslqthqsy ,

Very interesting story

I recommend this book. My only negative is that it seemed to contain more introspective thought than I prefer. The mystery and setting were intense.

Lfinley3 ,


I know good is not exactly a glowing recommendation but that’s what it is. I found our main character to be a bit uptight. She saw no gray and I don’t believe that many people, if any, actually feel that way. If you love someone you tend to stick by them or at the very least support them through their mistakes. This girl acted like she was better than everyone in a way that I didn’t find authentic. I liked the story, I liked Paul, I liked Jax and I loved the setting. But somehow Charlie’s high and mighty attitude towards “justice” seemed very antiquated. I’m not disappointed that I read it though and did enjoy it enough to push through.

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