The Willow Lake Group – Kelly Proudfoot

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It’s a cliche but who cares? Just because something has been done before – even if it’s been done to death – it doesn’t detract from the potency of the experience when it happens to you.

Gavin and Liam both arrive in the small town of Willow Lake at the same time but what unfolds when they discover The Willow Lake Group changes their lives. Two stories that are forever entwined but with very different consequences.

This was an interesting read because The Willow Lake Group is a strange mix of genres. At times it is reminiscent of the bildungsroman in the way it looks deeply at the characters lives as they discover new things about themselves, at others there is a sense of mystery, with almost thriller like elements. It is also otherworldly, with a supernatural like feel. I have no idea what exactly to call this extraordinary hybrid but it is in this way that Proudfoot casts a spell on the reader, captivating their attention with a colourful set of characters, and quotations.

However, the reason The Willow Lake Group didn’t quite get the 4*s, although it was really close, was I wanted to learn more about what was going on with Liam. I felt that the narrative was setup to reveal more about his character but then left me hanging right at the end despite all of Gavin’s promises. I just wanted a little bit more from his perspective.

Nevertheless I’ll definitely be adding Kelly Proudfoot to my “check out more from this author list”.

I RECEIVED A COPY OF THIS BOOK FROM THE AUTHOR IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW. THIS IN NO WAY AFFECTED MY OPINION OF THE BOOK, OR THE CONTENT OF MY REVIEW.

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