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The Lake of Dead Languages - Carol Goodman
The Lake of Dead Languages
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In the evocative tradition of Donna Tartt’s first novel, The Secret History, comes this accomplished debut of youthful innocence drowned by dark sins. Twenty years ago, Jane Hudson left the Heart Lake School for Girls in the Adirondacks after a terrible tragedy. Now she has returned to the... show more
In the evocative tradition of Donna Tartt’s first novel, The Secret History, comes this accomplished debut of youthful innocence drowned by dark sins. Twenty years ago, Jane Hudson left the Heart Lake School for Girls in the Adirondacks after a terrible tragedy. Now she has returned to the placid, isolated shores of the lakeside school as a Latin teacher, recently separated and hoping to make a fresh start with her young daughter. But ominous messages from the past dredge up forgotten memories that will become a living nightmare.Since freshmen year, Jane and her two roommates, Lucy Toller and Deirdre Hall, were inseparable–studying the classics, performing school girl rituals on the lake, and sneaking out after curfew to meet Lucy’s charismatic brother Matt. However, the last winter before graduation, everything changed. For in that sheltered, ice-encrusted wonderland, three lives were taken, all victims of senseless suicide. Only Jane was left to carry the burden of a mystery that has stayed hidden for more than two decades in the dark depths of Heart Lake. Now pages from Jane’s missing journal, written during that tragic time, have reappeared, revealing shocking, long-buried secrets. And suddenly, young, troubled girls are beginning to die again . . . as piece by piece the shattering truth slowly floats to the surface.At once compelling, sensuous, and intelligent, The Lake of Dead Languages is an eloquent thriller, an intricate balance of suspense and fine storytelling that proves Carol Goodman is a rare new talent with a brilliant future.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780345487155 (034548715X)
Publisher: Ballantine
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
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Sailing in a Sea of Words
Sailing in a Sea of Words rated it
5.0 Book Review: The Lake of Dead Languages
Book: The Lake of Dead Languages Author: Carol Goodman Genre: Fiction/School Life/Reconciliation/Friendship Summary (from back of Ballantine Books edition): Twenty years ago, Jane Hudson fled from the Heart Lake School for Girls in the Adirondacks after a terrible tragedy. The week before her ...
Sheila's Reads
Sheila's Reads rated it
0.0 The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman
I loved this. I was pulled in from the beginning and the story would not let me go. I wanted to know who was the murderer and why. I suspected that one person was involved from the beginning but I did not know how. I was surprised how that person was involved and why. I liked this cast of characters...
Electric Library
Electric Library rated it
4.0 Review | The Lake of Dead Languages, Carol Goodman | 4 Stars
I decided to read The Lake of Dead Languages for two reasons: some book blog compared it to The Secret History and I found a gently loved copy of it at the Strand over spring break. I had a feeling I would like this so I decided to save it as a reward for getting through something more difficult. ...
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St Peters ans St Pauls Lavenham
audreyhawkins
audreyhawkins rated it
TLoDL is a perfectly adequate mystery, but this sort of thing will always remind me of Donna Tart's excellent _The Secret History_. Very few books benefit by the comparison.
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