Lost to the Lake
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Lost to the Lake

Lost to the Lake 

Lost to the Lake from author Anna Willett is the latest novel to be checked off my to be read list. I’ve read The Family Man a while ago, and thoroughly enjoyed it, so I had high expectations for Lost to the Lake. 

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“Looking at the vicious blade took her back to the moment the masked man held a knife between her breasts. A moment, she knew, that would live forever in the dark recesses of her mind and maybe grow into something sour and poisonous.” 

Anna Willett, Lost to the Lake

Have you read Lost to the Lake? Come on in and let me tell you about it! 

About Lost to the Lake 

Following a home invasion, a woman begins to question everything her husband has told her.

Beth Jacobsen wakes up in the middle of the night to a home break-in and is held at knife point.

Her faithful dog is injured when trying to fend off her attackers. Not so heroic is her husband, Marty, who seems to freeze and resign to whatever fate awaits her.

Although they fight off the intruders, things are just about to get a whole lot worse.

Marty makes a revelation that means they can’t go to the police. Rather they’ll head, with a new set of troubles, to secluded White Mist Lake Retreat.

Yet instead of finding tranquility and a chance to heal there, Beth will be forced to confront a sickening truth about her marriage and deal with the consequences.

Lost to the Lake is a thoroughly tantalizing read by master of suspense fiction, Anna Willett. If you enjoy thrillers that keep you up all night, you’ll love this page-turner. 

Lost to the Lake
Lost to the Lake

Thoughts on Lost to the Lake 

“So what if there had been a bit of red fabric caught in a bush? Did it have to mean something? No, she told herself, but in her new world of dead bodies and knife attacks she couldn’t be sure.” 

Anna Willett, Lost to the Lake

I thought The Family Man by Anna Willett was good… but let me tell you that this one actually blows that out of the water! It is that good, in my opinion. 

Lost to the Lake started out in a really intense way, and sucked me right in from the beginning all the way through until the end. I honestly haven’t read a book that I wanted to binge straight through in a while. 

“That slap diminished her. It stole a part of her soul. The injury wormed its way into a place deep inside where she’d once held a solid belief in herself as a woman who knew her own strength and worth. A single blow managed to shatter her perception of herself and others.” 

Anna Willett, Lost to the Lake

This was an intense read, but it wasn’t a difficult or tedious read, and I really appreciated that. It wasn’t a chore to get through, it was one that I really enjoyed reading. I almost want to say it was a simplistic read, but I feel that’s a bit insulting. It wasn’t too busy, and that made it easy to follow along with and read straight through. 

There are many scenes in Lost to the Lake where it is easy to imagine yourself in that same scenario, and that is a bit terrifying. This is especially true as we start to see cracks in Marty and Beth’s marriage forming, and the manipulation and will to survive and make it through life and death situations. 

“Beth decided it would be easier if she thought of the corpse as ‘it’ and not ‘he’.” 

Anna Willett, Lost to the Lake
Lost to the Lake
Lost to the Lake from Anna Willett.

Final Thoughts on Lost to the Lake 

Lost to the Lake isn’t just a story about murder and a marriage falling apart. It is a story about survival, and a woman finding her own strength and emotional growth as she survives these horrific events. 

I must admit that I wasn’t expecting that kind of depth to this novel when I first started it. But it really is so much more than just a murder and suspense story, and I took away a lot more than I was expecting to by the time I finished Lost to the Lake. 

This is easily my favorite Anna Willett novel so far, and it sets the bar really, really high for the next novel of hers I read. Because it set the bar so high, it also makes me want to read all of her novels now. I’m super tempted to go and binge all of Anna’s books. 


Have you read Lost to the Lake or any other writing from Anna Willett? Are you a fan? Let me know your thoughts in the comments! 

About the Author 

Lost to the Lake
Lost to the Lake author Anna Willett.

Anna Willett is the author of fifteen novels including Amazon bestselling thrillers, Unwelcome Guests, Small Town Nightmare and Savage Bay Nightmare. She is also the author of Amazon bestselling horror novel, Pest, the Amazon #1 New Release, Dear Neighbour and now the gripping new thriller, Lost to the Lake. 

Purchasing Lost to the Lake 

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More from Anna Willett 

Did you enjoy my review of Lost to the Lake? Need another Anna Willett book to read? Here are my favorites! 

The Family Man 

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