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Summit Lake by [Charlie Donlea]

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Praise for Summit Lake

"A brilliant, haunting thriller in which
The Lovely Bones meets The Silence of the Lambs-with a bit of Twin Peaks thrown in for good measure! Charlie Donlea weaves a unique, spellbinding tale about a bond between two fascinating women-one living, one dead. Full of unexpected twists and turns, Summit Lake is an irresistible page-turner." --Kevin O'Brien, New York Times bestselling author

"Gripping! This one kept me up late into the night." --Nancy Bush,
New York Times bestselling author

"A riveting novel, layered with secrets and intrigue...gripping and tense." --Allen Eskens, bestselling author of
The Life We Bury.

"The whodunit plot is so clever and compelling . . . For fans of nonstop mysteries with a twist." --Library Journal

"With a soaring pace and teasing plot twists, Charlie Donlea's debut mystery is like a cool drink of water with a twist of lemon. It's refreshing to find a book that has such a well-developed plot and excellent writing to back it up." --Bookpage

"Debut author Donlea keeps readers racing through the chapters.Fans of contemporary suspense will enjoy this brisk read." --Booklist

"This exceptional debut will challenge the most ardent reader to discover the culprit. The buildup to the startling climax is handled with kid gloves, giving away only as much as Donlea wishes to reveal, The ending is a stunner." --
RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars Top Pick"

About the Author

Charlie Donlea was born and raised in Chicago. He now lives in the suburbs with his wife and two young children. Summit Lake is his first novel. Readers can find him online at --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B06XVTKZRS
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pinnacle Books; Reprint edition (March 28, 2017)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ March 28, 2017
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5743 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 337 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 4.4 out of 5 stars 7,622 ratings

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Charlie Donlea is the #1 internationally bestselling author of Summit Lake, The Girl Who Was Taken, Don't Believe It, Some Choose Darkness, The Suicide House, Twenty Years Later, and Those Empty Eyes. Praised for his "soaring pace, teasing plot twists" (BookPage) and talent for writing an ending that "makes your jaw drop" (The New York Times Book Review), Donlea has been called a "bold new writer...on his way to becoming a major figure in the world of suspense" (Publishers Weekly). A late bloomer, he was twenty years old when he read his first novel––THE FIRM by John Grisham––and knew he would someday write thrillers. His books have now been translated into twenty languages across nearly forty countries.

He was born and raised in Chicago, where he continues to live with his wife and two children. Visit him online at

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