One Night at the Lake

One Night at the Lake

A tragedy on a hot summer night at a lake house forever alters the lives of two best friends—and the man they both love. But the truth isn’t as simple as it appears in this intricate novel of love, friendship, betrayal, and forgiveness in the tradition of Miranda Beverly-Whittemore’s Bittersweet.

Leah Tessaro has been waiting for this moment for a long time: Her boyfriend, Ollie, is taking her to his family’s home on Seneca Lake for a week of lazy summer bliss, boating, and barbeque. The couple has been together for four years, and Leah is convinced that Ollie is finally going to pop the question. And Leah can’t wait to share the joyous news with her best friend, June Kang, who is joining them on their getaway, and whose presence will make everything feel more real.

Seven years later, the moment June has been dreading has finally arrived: Her fiancé, Ollie, is taking her to his family’s lake house. But this is not an ordinary visit to an ordinary place; it is a house haunted by June’s long-buried memories of her lost friend, Leah—and the connection that appears to remain between Leah and the man for whom June’s love is as deep as her sense of foreboding.

Alternating between the two women’s vibrant voices, One Night at the Lake is a gripping novel that explores a complex tangle of friendship, loyalty, and betrayal, all driving toward one question: What exactly happened to Leah on that hot summer night?

Title:One Night at the Lake
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781524796365
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    One Night at the Lake Reviews

  • Carrie

    One Night at the Lake by Bethany Chase is a mystery that involves the death of a girl while on vacation at their lake house seven years before. The story alternates between the voice of Leah from the ...

  • Kendall

    This was my first read by Bethany Chase and can see why she has so many fans! What happens when two best friends fall in love with the same man after one tragically dies? For some reason, I had a hard...

  • Theresa Alan

    This is a women’s fiction novel with romantic elements and some mystery. The book is told from the alternating points of view of two women who became best friends when they were twelve. When Leah te...

  • Jamie

    3.5 stars for Bethany Chase’s One Night at the Lake! Having read and enjoyed The One That Got Away by Chase a few years back, which I would said falls most solidly into the women’s fiction categor...

  • Kerry

    I’ve been a fan of Bethany since her debut. Her writing is captivating. She always draws me deep into her stories and she’s an expert at crafting characters that come to life for her readers. They...

  • BookGypsy

    Told in duel timelines. A story about two women in love with the same man seven years apart. Compelling and I enjoyed it. Great summer read.Dawnny-BookGypsyNovels N Latte ReviewNovels N Latte Book Clu...

  • Stephanie

    I received a copy of this title via NetGalley. It does not impact my review.Well, this book was not for me. A small part of it might be that I have been in the mood lately for mystery and suspense. I ...

  • Melissa In The City

    I finished this in one evening! Even though I went into it thinking it was a going to be a thriller, it really wasn't, but I didn't care. This story was so well written, powerful, emotional, and poign...

  • Cyndi Becker

    This book OWNED me, a week after reading and I’m still thinking about it. First, I’ve been anticipating this book for a long while. I'm no stranger to Bethany Chase’s writing and I know I'm goin...

  • Donna Hines

    Two best friends seem to have the same feelings for the same man but one tragically dies.What happens afterwards is a crazy time of friendships, love, loyalty, and family.I also had a difficult time w...