This review is from: Black Lake (Hardcover)
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This is a short and bittersweet tale of an Irish family suffering a fall from fortune, and having to sit by as their family home is overrun by paying visitors. The tragedy underpinning the story was fairly obvious from the outset, and made plain midway through the story, as the family’s demise is unravelled to us, but this isn’t what kept me engaged with it. Lane’s writing style and storytelling acumen is what kept me turning the pages. She’s good – very good. The characters are positively luminous, but the brooding beauty of the location is evoked so well, you could almost be there. As a novel, it’s simple enough, but by the same token it’s not overwritten either. It is a tremendous debut.