Dunlough: a rambling, idyllic estate in the Irish countryside, one that has cast a potent spell on its inhabitants for generations. But with the cost of upkeep mounting and money running thin, family patriarch John Campbell makes a bold decision: to avoid selling, he will open Dunlough's doors to tourists, and move his wife, and their son and daughter, to a dank, small cottage behind the main house. The upheaval strains the already tenuous threads that bind the insular family.
Then a tragic accident befalls them, and long-simmering resentments and unanswered yearnings come dangerously to the surface.
BLACK LAKE is a modern, nuanced, gem of a debut novel which evokes the deep connection and nostalgia we feel for the places we love.