Book Review – The Spirit of Shy Moon Lake by Reina Lisa Menasche


Serenity is deceptive. Happiness is fragile. And karma is a bitch with a long memory and the power to punish whenever it wants and however it wants. Jess McCortney moves with her family to the idyllic town of Shy Moon Lake where you can move in, but never leave. Jess hears stories of blood rituals. She tries to uncover out the town’s history but gets stonewalled by everyone. Why are her neighbors so strange? And just why does no ever go into the beautiful lake?

The Spirit of Shy Moon Lake is a captivating read from cover to cover. Reina Lisa Menasche deftly examines karma, our yearnings, and our fears. I have enjoyed all her novels.



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