Synopsis: She came at first for answers…now she’s back for you
Amateur viola player Rosie Chandler is the sole survivor of a crash which sends members of a string quartet plunging into a lake. Convinced the ‘accident’ was deliberate, but unable to recall what happened, she is determined to recover her lost memories and seeks out clinical psychologist, Dr Samantha Willerby.
But Rosie is hiding something…
Sam is immediately drawn to the tragic Rosie and as she helps her piece the fragments together, the police find disturbing new evidence which raises further questions. Why is Rosie so desperate to recover her worthless viola? And what happened to the violin lost in the crash, worth over £2m?
When Rosie insists they return to the lake to relive the fatal incident, the truth about Rosie finally creeps up on Sam – but by now, she’s seriously out of her depth…
A stand alone novel (and the second book in the Dr Samantha Willerby series), Lost in the Lake is a nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat Psychological Thriller that will leave you glancing over your shoulder.
Kat’s Rating: 4/5
Kat’s Review: Having read and enjoyed the first book in this series I was looking forward to reading the second. Dr Samanatha Willerby is our leading lady and as much as I do like her as a character she also irritates me a little. Although that sounds like a negative I have found that with the storylines it actually works as a positive. Samantha can sometimes come across as a bit ‘wishy-washy’ but I think deep down it‘s just her trusting good nature. Maybe her naïvety at certain things worked in her favour as it didn’t put me off (if that makes sense). Rosie Chandler was the victim of an awful accident where she was the only survivor. When she has therapy with Sam the aim is to uncover missing pieces of that day.
Sam is drawn to Rosie and becomes more and more involved. Before Sam realizes it transpires that there is a lot more going on and she needs to uncover what or who is telling the truth. In addition to this storyline Samantha’s sister is featured after a fleeting introduction in book 1. I think AJ Waines has a real knack for characters and this is most definitely a major plus. The character Rosie was so intriguing and at times although you couldn’t help but feel sorry for her, at the same there is a horrible realization that she could be a little bit unhinged!
There is also a certain creepiness to this book because I think as a reader you question everything. Because the story is told from both Sam and Rosie’s POV, it’s easy to take favour with the character you are reading about. The story held my attention and I think this was most certainly a very enjoyable psychological thriller. Another cracking read by AJ Waines and I will certainly look out for the next book.