I decided to read this book after I had read Kirstin Hannah's Night Road, this book was published in 1999, so I wasn't sure if I would enjoy it as much, but I am glad to say I did, and if I'm honest I enjoyed it even more. I absolutely loved this book from the first page Kirstin Hannah pulls you in. The characters are well written, interesting and complex and I found myself rooting for a happy ending for Annie, Nick and the adorable Izzy. On Mystic Lake is so well written, that you feel you know the characters, and so you feel there pain. Whilst reading this book I felt I was on an emotional roller coaster, one minute laughing out loud and then reaching for the tissues, as I was crying. The book deals with many issues including betrayal, alcoholism, and suicide, all which were dealt with sensitively and realistically. I was so engrossed in this book I started reading it yesterday morning and could not put it down until I finished it last night. I will certainly be looking out for other books by Kirstin Hannah, especially, if they are as good as On Mystic Falls.