Sunday, September 7, 2008

The Lake of Dead Languages by Carol Goodman

After her marriage fails, Jane takes her young daughter Olivia back to the private girls academy where she attended as a scholarship student. Heart Lake School was the scene of the devastating tragedy of her life-the loss of both of her best friends to suicide. Jane hasn't been long back when history seems to repeat itself and strange yet familiarly eery events start to traumatize Jane. her daughter and some of her Latin students.
I was engrossed in the story by the second page and the pace didn't stop. I did figure out the twist fairly early on but it was still gripping and quite poignant. Somewhat Gothic in flavour I was sometimes sympathetic to Jane but then confused by her apathy to the current events and the past.
I can't wait to read another book by Carol Goodman.

1 comment:

Sandra said...

I enjoyed this book very much too. I saw that the protagonist was a latin teacher and I just had to read it. I loved Latin in school. It was a pretty good suspense.