The Frozen Lake (2020)

The Frozen Lake Elizabeth Edmondson The Frozen Lake Fabulous family saga of secrets held through two generations set against the atmospheric background of the Lake District at ChristmasThe year of is drawing to a close Winter grips Westland and c
  • Title: The Frozen Lake
  • Author: Elizabeth Edmondson
  • ISBN: 9780007184866
  • Page: 432
  • Format: Paperback
The Frozen Lake Elizabeth Edmondson Fabulous family saga of secrets held through two generations, set against the atmospheric background of the Lake District at ChristmasThe year of 1936 is drawing to a close Winter grips Westland and causes a rare phenomenon the lakes freeze For two local families, the Richardsons and the Grindleys, this will bring unexpected upheaval, as the frozen lake entices longFabulous family saga of secrets held through two generations, set against the atmospheric background of the Lake District at ChristmasThe year of 1936 is drawing to a close Winter grips Westland and causes a rare phenomenon the lakes freeze For two local families, the Richardsons and the Grindleys, this will bring unexpected upheaval, as the frozen lake entices long estranged siblings and children to return home for the holiday season.Some are aware of what is happening in Europe others don t want to know Everyone s keen to put aside their troubles money worries, love tangles, career problems, domestic rifts and enjoy themselves skating while they can But one visitor carries the seed of violence and not even the redoubtable matriarch of the Richardson clan can prevent the carefully buried secrets of the past from reappearing and transforming everything.A compelling blend of family closeness and strife, dazzling passion and the dark influence of history, this is an enthralling read to curl up and savour.
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  1. Jean

    The Frozen Lake by Elizabeth Edmondson sounded quaint, cozy, and full of intrigue But does it deliver The novel is set at the end of 1936 in northern England It features two upper crust families, long kept secrets, and a world on the brink of war What could be mysterious than that Unfortunately, I was quite disappointed in this overly long saga It read like a prudish soap opera than an engaging tale of suspense There were so many characters that I could hardly keep track of them all, and most [...]

  2. Lisa

    2.5 starsI love a good juicy family saga and this certainly has drama and intrigue but it is somewhat superficial There are a lot of characters so we only get snippets from each so perhaps this is why I felt so disconnected from them.The audio version is very good and I think this increased my enjoyment as the different accents brought the book to life and it is super easy listening.

  3. Angie

    4 starsThis is my first book to read by Elizabeth Edmondson, though I have purchased a few others I look forward to reading those This is under titled A Vintage Mystery and is a series of sorts not involving recurring characters though.The Frozen Lake opens in 1936 in the Lake District of England It starts a bit slowly as loads of characters get introduced in various locations All have ties to this area from some part of their lives The two main families, the Richardsons the Grindleys, have home [...]

  4. Carolina

    A Casa do Lago um livro bastante intrigante em todo o seu enredo Retrata a hist ria de uma fam lia numa outra poca, com costumes e cultura diferentes, marcados pela rigidez e pelo medo que a matriarca da fam lia incute a todos.Esta personagem alvo do dio de v rios membros da fam lia, mas apercebemo nos que os seus comportamentos controladores t m um objetivo que s controlando todos com punho de ferro que Caroline consegue guardar os seus terr veis segredos E que segredos s o esses Segredos capaz [...]

  5. Heidi

    All I can say is READ THIS BOOK It is my favorite read for 2011 and I loved each moment of this one I hated for it to end It is an exciting story about two wealthy families in England in the early 1930s The threat of war hangs over the country but it is winter and the lake has frozen over so everyone flocks to the north to skate When the estranged children return home, family secrets begin to come out One secret will shock the family to its core and threaten their very survival.

  6. Diana Barbosa

    Ganho num passatempo no blogue Chocolate para a alma D3 estrelinhas que correspondem ao muito bom no meu blogue

  7. Andreia Silva

    Finalmente um livro semelhante ao que a autora me habituou com Uma Villa em It lia Adorei o livro, especialmente as ltimas 250 p ginas que tive mesmo de ler de seguida porque n o dava para parar O enredo assim o obrigou Confesso que at meio do livro estava a achar que eram demasiadas personagens para a mesma hist ria, mas depois melhorou e muito e o livro tornou se viciante E claro que todas aquelas personagens tiveram direito a longas descri es e hist rias de vida, da o livro at meio ser cansat [...]

  8. Maryann

    This book was long, and the plot developed slowly, but I didn t mind because the atmosphere was wonderful Cold winter snowy weather in England in the 1930 s over the christmas season It all centres around two families in the area.I listened to this on audio, and the narrator did a brilliant job.

  9. Francisca Viegas

    Achei este livro interessante Contudo, o final desiludiu me, uma vez que a resolu o da intriga era previs vel a partir de metade do livro.

  10. Ana Filipa

    Uma hist ria saborosa, para ser apreciada com calma.Passada num dos mais catastr ficos per odos da hist ria mundial pr 2 Guerra Mundial , a viv ncia entre estas duas fam lias suscita cada vez mais a curiosidade do leitor.Embora no in cio tenha custado, com o desenrolar dos acontecimentos vamos lhe tomando o gosto Que segredo esconde a matriarca da fam lia Richardson O que aconteceu, no passado, m e e irm de Alix para que esta tente desvendar a verdade oculta Apreciei a forma de escrita da autora [...]

  11. Nancy McLaughlin

    Great readThis is an absorbing mystery with loads of nasty family secrets to distract horrify In my opinion, Grandmama is a relative you pray you never encounter in your family or anyone else s

  12. Isa_correia

    Esta foi uma leitura dif cil o inicio foi massador e com demasiadas personagens que s me confundiam mas como era uma leitura conjunta insisti e no fim acabou por surpreender e at gostei.

  13. Couturette

    Another fascinating and entertaining book by Elizabeth Edmondson and another good example that you don t need brutality and murder for a good suspense novel The history and the secrets of two Northern families slowly reveal themselves Some characters were a bit extreme for my taste, like the blatantly unfair stepmother Eve or the pigheaded fanatic Lady Richardson, but then again it was thoroughly enjoyable that all those disagreable people received their just desserts in the end.

  14. Isabel Keats

    Fant stico, me ha encantado No puedes parar de leer Eso s , al final la autora se ha liado un poco y ha sido algo precipitado, pero a pesar de ello lo he disfrutado much simo Creo que me acabar leyendo todos sus libros.

  15. Cassandra

    Es ist Dezember im Jahr 1936 Im Norden Englands frieren die Seen des Lake District zu Das Eis weckt Erinnerungen an l ngst vergangene Kindheitstage und lockt Menschen an den See, die sich seit Jahren ferngehalten haben F r zwei Familien, die am Ufer des gefrorenen Sees leben, wird dieser Winter genauso unvergesslich und dramatisch werden, wie der vor sechzehn Jahre, als der See auch zum Schlittschuhlaufen einlud.Ein gro artiger Familienroman, in dem jede Familie ihre Leichen im Keller hat Die Fa [...]

  16. Ruthy

    Duas mans es inglesas Um encontro que mudar tudo O Natal aproxima se e todos os jornais londrinos falam da extraordin ria vaga de frio que congelou os lagos no Norte do pa s Deixando se levar pela nostalgia, a jovem Alix Richardson abandona a cidade e regressa mans o da fam lia para passar a poca festiva na companhia de Edwin, o seu irm o g meo, e Perdita, a irm mais nova Tr s anos antes, Alix fugira dessa mesma casa, desesperada por se libertar da tirania da sua tem vel av Agora, ela est decidi [...]

  17. Carmelina

    In the first couple of chapters we are introduced to all the characters and you may think what do all these people have in common But don t get me wrong it isn t slow or boring in the beginning and before you know it you cannot put the book down For a book with so many characters each one was well fleshed out and necessary to the plot and you grew to have empathy for Jane, wanted to go to bat for Perdita and wondered if Sir Henry had a bsckbone How I grew to dislike Caroline Richardson and hoped [...]

  18. Marjorie Goldman

    I really enjoy this author This is the third book of hers that I read and this is a stand alone but her writing of characters is great They are books I enjoy reading and hate to finish I look forward to choosing the next

  19. Mariazita

    Mais uma intrigante est ria de fam lias com segredos escondidos, bem ao g nero da autora.Um livro de leitura agrad vel.

  20. Caroline Curran

    I was interested to read that the idea for the book came from a photograph that Elizabeth Edmondson had from the 1930s I really enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it.

  21. Barbara Klaser

    I ve read quite a few Elizabeth Edmondson novels now, and I have to say this is my favorite There are some issues other readers have had, one being the number of characters, and I have to agree I had a bit of a struggle to keep up with who was who, and could have done with a character list or a couple of family trees to help out in that department, but the characterization, on the other hand, and the characters themselves, held me spellbound I had to know how this story turned out for those char [...]

  22. Jen

    okay here s the thing If I say English murder mystery and you are, like me, American, and you think sure, that sounds interesting , I would then suggest to you watch Gosford Park Then an episode of Poirot Then an entire season of either Grantchester or Endeavor Then Gosford Park, again If you have watched all of these and still find yourself saying yes I definitely want to experience one of these stories in book form , then I would wholeheartedly recommend Elizabeth Edmondson to you But this boo [...]

  23. Mya

    3.5 stars on the book club rating scaleThere are a LOT of characters in this book because it s mainly about two rather large families who are from the same town and some stuff that happened to them in the past, the last time that the lake froze over Ten chapters in I was still trying to figure out who was who and even at the end I couldn t always remember who were friends, who were siblings, who were aunts uncles cousins, and who were completely unrelated and just there for interest This is prob [...]

  24. Amber

    This book had the potential to be a good one, but it was poorly written It took until the final 4 chapters to reveal the mystery and resolve it The rest of the book was all about the melodrama surrounding two British families, and most of it didn t have a lot to do with the mystery By the time it was revealed, I had already figured the whole thing out.

  25. Susan

    Set in the north of England in 1936, this country house murder actually involves two houses Under the control of the matriarchal grandmother, Wyncrag is as chilly as the lake that has frozen for the first time in years With her scrimping and horrible coffee, Eve has made Grindley Hall almost as unwelcoming A reader might want to keep a list of characters to keep everyone straight.

  26. Sara Turner

    If you love soap operas with lots of characters to keep track of and lots of twists and turns, then this is the book for you I personally loved it and stayed up late to finish it because I could not put it down By the end some of it was pretty obvious, but suspenseful none the less.


    Delectable English lifestyles in the 1930 sDeftly drawn characters I really enjoyed the complex family relationships The descriptions of wealthy English lifestyles in 1930 s was delectable

  28. Dulce

    No principio estava quase a desistir, mas ainda bem que continuei, porque uma hist ria incr vel, para mim o melhor desta autora.


    Great page turnerEnjoyed the plot , though got overwhelmed at times by the amount of characters Couldn t put it down and really enjoyed it

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