When Justine learns that her elderly great-aunt has passed away and left her lake home and life savings to Justine, she leaves behind her controlling boyfriend, packs her two girls into the car and drives from San Diego to northern Minnesota. There, another story is waiting to be told: that of the family back in 1935, during the heyday of the lake's summer communities, and also of the mysterious disappearance of a six-year-old girl.

I really enjoyed this book, and as a native Minnesotan the "up north" summer cabin life felt quite familiar. At times the plot kept me guessing, and at others my suspicions proved correct. I'm thankful Justine's relationship didn't take a more violent turn, despite some of the foreshadowing. This would make a great summer read.

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