Friday, 30 October 2015

Blackwater Lake by Maggie James


Blackwater Lake is a short novella that engages readers from the first page until the last. A effectively woven story where the pace was spot on. Characters were well developed giving the readers a clear view into Matthew’s childhood and the relationship he had with his parents. Blackwater Lake was an engaging read that offered stunning scenery allowing the reader to step into the setting the author developed for the story. The plot structure pushed the story forward at just the right pace. The twists and turns throughout the story were unpredictable. Just when you think you have it figured out, Maggie twists the story in a new direction.

What a pleasant surprise this novel was and a pleasure to read. I give the author credit in telling an age old story in a brilliantly fresh way.