First Line Friday — Souls of Lost Lake

29 Apr

Happy Friday! When I was a kid I loved a good ghost story, although I often had nightmares from them. 😉 As an adult, whenever I need some shivery goodness I look no farther than Jaime Jo Wright. Wright has a new ghost story out — The Souls of Lost Lake. I haven’t read it, but it is on my TBR shelf. If you have read it, I’d love to know your thoughts.

Here’s the first line:

Campfires were meant to be places of shadows.

To save the innocent, they must face an insidious evil.

Wren Blythe has long enjoyed living in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, helping her father with ministry at a youth camp. But when a little girl in the area goes missing, an all-out search ensues, reviving the decades-old campfire story of Ava Coons, the murderess who is believed to still roam the forest. Joining the search, Wren stumbles upon the Coonses’ cabin ruins and a sinister mystery she is determined to unearth.

In 1930, Ava Coons has spent the last several years carrying the mantle of mystery since the day she emerged from the woods as a thirteen-year-old girl, spattered with blood, dragging a logger’s ax. She has accepted she will never remember what happened to her family, whose bodies were never found, and that the people of Tempter’s Creek will always blame her for their violent deaths. And after a member of the town is murdered, and another goes missing, rumors spread that Ava’s secret is perhaps more malicious than previously imagined.

Two women, separated by time, must confront a wickedness that not only challenges who they are but also threatens their lives, and the lives of those they love.

8 Responses to “First Line Friday — Souls of Lost Lake”

  1. Mareli Thalwitzer April 29, 2022 at 7:07 am #

    Oh gosh this sounds really so good!! And that cover is just perfect.

    Have a good weekend and enjoy your read!

    Elza Reads

  2. Anne Payne April 29, 2022 at 8:17 am #

    It’s a fabulous story!! A Top Readin 2022 for me. Here’s my review on Goodreads..
    https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4577693119

  3. Cindy Davis April 29, 2022 at 1:11 pm #

    I look forward to reading this one! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts about it!

  4. Nicole Santana April 29, 2022 at 11:08 pm #

    Happy Friday!
    I’m currently finishing up The Murder of Mr. Wickham by Claudia Gray. If you love Austen’s novels, you will love this book. It’s so good!
    “As much as Juliet had learned of the arts of deception of late, she knew she was as yet not proficient.”
    Hope you have an excellent weekend. Happy reading! 😊

  5. Danielle Grandinetti May 1, 2022 at 10:05 am #

    I can’t wait to read this! It’s on my tbr shelf. My First Line is from All That it Takes by Nicole Deese. https://daniellegrandinetti.com/2022/04/29/all-that-it-takes/
    Happy weekend!

  6. Paula Shreckhise May 1, 2022 at 11:44 am #

    I love Jaime and need to get this book!

    My first line comes from Written on the Wind by Elizabeth Camden:

    “Natalia Blackstone always considered the third floor of her family’s bank the most fascinating five thousand square feet in the entire United States.”

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