A powerful family story by the author of the best-selling phenomenon The Memory Keeper's Daughter
. Lucy returns from Japan to the family home in upstate New York where she is haunted by her father's death a decade ago. When she finds a collection of objects she discovers they reveal a hidden family history.
From the author of the bestselling and beloved novel The Memory Keeper's Daughter Kim Edwards, comes a mesmerising story of startling family secrets and lies in the Sunday Times bestselling novel The Lake of Dreams. The darkest secrets are the ones we hide from ourselves. . . Ten years ago, traumatized by her father's death, Lucy left her home and her country. Now, she returns to her family's rambling lakeside home to lay old ghosts to rest. Sleepless one night, Lucy makes a momentous discovery. Locked in a moonlit window seat is a collection of family heirlooms - objects whose secrets no one was ever supposed to find. Piecing together her family's true history, she realises that the story she has always been told was a fiction . . . Mesmerizing and haunting, The Lake of Dreams is a startling story of family secrets and lies, lost love and redemption, and of the many pieces and puzzles that make up a life. 'An emotional novel with lyrical touches' Sunday Times 'Beautifully plotted and breathtakingly accomplished' Daily Express 'An absorbing, perceptive and moving tale' Daily Mail 'A powerful saga' Good Housekeeping 'An epic of discovery and deception' She 'A page-turner' Red Kim Edwards is the author of the bestselling The Memory Keeper's Daughter and a collection of short stories, The Secrets of a Fire King. Her honours include the Whiting Award and the Nelson Algren Award, as well as the Kentucky Literary Award, a National Magazine Award, and a grant from the NEA.She is Associate Professor of English at the University of Kentucky.