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Matthew Stanyer fears the worst when he reports his parents missing. His father, Joseph Stanyer, has been struggling to cope with his wife Evie, whose dementia is rapidly worsening. When their bodies are found close to Blackwater Lake, a local beauty spot, the inquest rules the deaths as a murder-suicide. A conclusion that's supported by the note Joseph leaves for his son.
Grief-stricken, Matthew begins to clear his parents' house of decades of compulsive hoarding, only to discover the dark enigmas hidden within its walls. Ones that lead Matthew to ask: why did his father choose Blackwater Lake to end his life? What other secrets do its waters conceal?
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Winner of the 2016 Bards and Sages 'Best Novella' category!
I'm delighted to announce that Blackwater Lake has been declared 'best novella' in the 2016 Bards and Sages eFestival of Words awards.
Thank you so much to everyone who nominated Blackwater Lake and thus helped it to win. A huge 'thank you' also to whoever nominated it - I don't know who you are, but I am very grateful!
I really enjoyed writing Blackwater Lake - it is one of my favourites out of the books I've written, so to win an award for it means a great deal, believe me.