The Room By the Lake

Emma Dibdin



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(Paperback | ISBN 9781786694041 | 320 pages | 2018)


Caitlin never meant to stay so long. But it’s strange how this place warps time. Out here, in the middle of nowhere, it’s easy to forget about the world outside.

It all happened so fast. She was lonely, broke, about to give up. Then she met Jake and he took her to his ‘family’: a close-knit community living by the lake. Each day she says she’ll leave, but each night she’s back around their campfire. Staring into the flames. Reciting in chorus that she is nothing without them.

But something inside her won’t let go. A whisper that knows this isn’t right. Knows there is danger lurking in that quiet room down by the lake…


‘The cult-themed mystery, The Room By the Lake, is first on my holiday reading list.’—Guy Lodge, Observer Summer Picks 2017

‘A brilliant psychological drama.’—Always Trust in Books

‘A convincing picture of a damaged, traumatised individual.’—What Cathy Read Next