The story opens with William, the eldest Carteret, being called to the family lake house, by his beloved younger sister, Pony. After a disagreement he leaves, and some time later Pony is found dead, drowned in the lake.
Whilst their father is quick to inform everyone that it was a tragic accident, William is not convinced, and he sets out to find out what happened.. discovering secrets along the way.
The majority of this book is more focused on the family dynamics, with the actual thriller a little in the background. This isn’t a bad thing however, as I enjoyed getting to the know the various members of the family, and their dynamics. We catch a glimpse into their pasts, their relationships with each other, and the way that their lives are turning out.
Towards the end, the focus is on William’s investigations, and this page turner builds to a thrilling end. Although I had a fair idea where the story was going, I still enjoyed the journey.