SUMMER AT THE LAKE
SUMMER AT THE LAKE (4.5) by Linda Barrett: After losing a family to a violent father holding them hostage, police negotiator Rick Cooper takes a leave of absence and heads to his family's lake house in upstate New York to decide what to do with the rest of his life. There, he meets Kristin McCarthy and her 11-year-old daughter Ashley, who's recovering from rape. Rick and his German shepherd Quincy help Ashley learn to live again. Barrett's touching story is about the power of love, friendship and inner strength to help us heal. Readers will love her realistic story and characters.