Stranger in the Lake by Kimberly Belle Review

Last year I read Dear Wife, and it was such an amazing read I had to read this one ASAP!

First thing that got me right away was the atmosphere of the book! The scenery of it all was just the perfect setting for this mystery! You can’t ask for more than a mansion on a secluded lake, winter blizzards, cold foggy lake and a dark deep forest.

This was a complete page-turner! The story was very original and gripping!

The characterization of Charlotte aka Charlie, the main character, was genius! She was very likable, and I truly loved how she stood by her values. Even though her upbringing wasn’t perfect, she became one hell of a strong woman and I truly appreciated that.

Some parts I did predict but overall, I was left in shock by numerous twists and turns. It was extremely well written, and the book was action-packed. What else could you ask for?

Kimberly Belle is just such a great writer! I am a forever fan!

Thank you to HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions.


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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