This week we’re looking at a solid mystery surrounding a small Canadian town on the shores of a lake that has a particularly dramatic ending. This week, we’re looking at Loss Lake by Amber Cowie.
Full disclosure: I’m writing this part of this blog on release day as I get ready to head down to EPCOT at Walt Disney World for the day – and I read this book almost two months (and 45 books) ago. Yes, as with very nearly *all* of my reading this year (other than three books over this past weekend), this was an ARC project – with all that this entails. 😀
This book is one of those mysteries where you’re never quite sure what is really going to happen. The titular lake features prominently and forebodingly throughout the narrative, and in fact plays an ultimately central role in the book. But really, the singular most defining piece of this book is its final words. Which led me to almost literally verbally scream out:
SCREW YOU, AMBER COWIE!!!!!!!!!
Now, I mean this in the best possible of ways. Seriously, it is more joke than actual rage. Because the ending is truly that explosive in both what and how it does its thing.
And that is the primary reason you need to read this book. To determine for yourself if my reaction mirrors your own. So go pick it up already. 😀
As always, the Goodreads review:
Screw You (In The Best Possible Ways), Amber Cowie! Interesting story, solid mystery that begins to slowly drag you in. Mystery heats up in the back half, and then… that ending. The reason for the title of the review. Great book, and clearly shows Cowie’s growth as a storyteller and writer on now her 3rd effort. But that ending… well, read the damn book and see what you think. You may well have exactly the same reaction I did. 😉