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Secrets In The Lakes

Slowly getting through the edit of my manuscript. Sharing part of it here in the hope of some constructive feedback. Also looking for beta readers once I am happy with the rest. *************************** CHAPTER ONE The Death Notice 'Karl is dead!' Mandy stopped motionless on the stairs to her unit. Karl dead? How is that… Continue reading Secrets In The Lakes

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Novel excerpt​ – Secrets in the Lake

Full on edit mode - feedback welcome 😊 ————————————— The book was captivating and before she realised one and a half hour had passed. Her stomach reminded her she still needed breakfast. Reluctantly putting the book aside, placing it into her handbag, she got ready and headed up the road to town. She walked quickly… Continue reading Novel excerpt​ – Secrets in the Lake

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Synopsis for Secrets in the Lake

A young freelance writer looking for love unwittingly opens a Pandora box of secrets beneath the depths of the Lake.   Mandy Reid, a successful young writer in LA, receives a call from an old flame, Sam Smith, regarding the death of a shared friend, Karl Sonenheim. The impending funeral brings Mandy back to Lake Haven,… Continue reading Synopsis for Secrets in the Lake

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Secrets in the Lake – Draft Chapter 6

Previous draft chapters Secrets in the lake – Chapter 1 draft Secrets in the Lake – Chapter 2 draft Secrets in the Lake – Chapter 3 Draft Secrets in the Lake – chapter 4 draft Secrets in the Lake – Chapter 5 draft Finally, in Lake Haven, Mandy stopped in front of her mum's cottage.… Continue reading Secrets in the Lake – Draft Chapter 6

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Secrets in the Lake – Chapter 5 draft

You can read chapter 1-4 here Secrets in the lake – Chapter 1 draft Secrets in the Lake – Chapter 2 draft Secrets in the Lake – Chapter 3 Draft Secrets in the Lake – chapter 4 draft A sudden loud noise from the back of Mandy’s car made a surge of adrenalin going through… Continue reading Secrets in the Lake – Chapter 5 draft

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Secrets in the Lake – Chapter 3 Draft

Even if the circumstances for leaving LA were sad Mandy felt a rush of adventure when early afternoon she was finally in her car on the road to Lake Haven. The drive would take around 4 hours and her new car made it a much more pleasant drive. All the modern cons to make driving… Continue reading Secrets in the Lake – Chapter 3 Draft

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Secrets in the Lake – Chapter 2 draft

Mandy woke up early the next day with a clear and focused mind of what had to be done before leaving. She had mentally made a list before falling asleep and it seemed to have stuck. First a good strong coffee with a healthy bowl of porridge to keep her going. Lots to do. She… Continue reading Secrets in the Lake – Chapter 2 draft

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Secrets in the lake – Chapter 1 draft

“Karl is dead Mandy” Mandy stopped dead in her tracks walking up the stairs to her unit. Karl dead!! How is that possible. He is only 34……he WAS 34.  Mandy had received the dreaded phone call on her way home stuck in peak hour traffic. She had tried to reach for the phone in her… Continue reading Secrets in the lake – Chapter 1 draft