The Lake and the Lost Girl (Paperback)

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I keep saying that there must be something in the Great Lakes water, because there seems to be so many gifted Michigan authors! Jacquelyn Vincenta is one of those talented Michigan Authors! This book, set in "White Hill" - which seems a lot like Whitehall - hovers in both the present and is quite a thrilling read. The main character's husband is obsessed with a poet from White Hill who disappeared in 1939. The husband is sure that she lived beyond that time and wrote more poetry, and his search for proof  of this is threatening their marriage. Lydia, the protagonist, has to face some serious truths while trying to solve the mystery of the missing poet!

— jill


"Vincenta keeps you turning pages as she takes you on a journey that explores the complexities of marriage and families, professional quests as well as one's deepest, darkest passions."-- Renee Rosen, bestselling author of What the Lady Wants

When her husband's scholarly interest turns to obsession, Lydia Carroll will do whatever it takes to save her family

Local romance author Lydia Carroll only knows one version of the MSW story: her husband's. English professor Frank Carroll has been fixated on the mystery of her disappearance for years, crafting a narrative based on Mary's poetry and journals that insist that Mary lived past that night in 1939.

As Frank's behavior grows more erratic, Lydia sees that his interest in Mary has evolved into an obsession--one that threatens to destroy the family they have built together. Lydia throws herself into the mystery, hoping to solve it and bring peace back to her home. But as Lydia begins investigating, her son takes action with a plan of his that will bring the family to a breaking point and change Lydia's destiny forever.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781492642466
ISBN-10: 1492642460
Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication Date: June 6th, 2017
Pages: 368
Language: English