We have long been fans of Joe Clifford’s writing. His style of storytelling is lush, rich and usually about the “every man” we know who might be down on his luck. With the release of THE LAKEHOUSE, Clifford ups his writing skill set to give us a unique and robust character study of the person(s) emotionally, mentally and physically involved with the murder of two women.
After a man’s wife dies under suspicious circumstances, and although he is cleared of the murder, he decides to move back to her hometown to finish building the lake house they dreamed about. Until another woman is found murdered at the property line. The sheriff uncovers seemingly unrelated clues but continues to search for answers.
I found myself trying to decide if each new character was the culprit but Clifford’s writing does not give answers that easily. Just when you think you have it figured out, your theory is blown into the proverbial lake and not until the last sentence of this story will you actually think about how the author told you all along who did the deed.
I highly recommend THE LAKEHOUSE to lovers of this genre and to anyone who wants to try something a little new for a change. You won’t be disappointed.