Out now on kindle and hardback, The Lost Girls by Heather Young is set over two timelines. In 1935, six-year-old Emily vanishes from her family’s vacation home on a remote Minnesota lake. Her disappearance destroys the family, who spend the rest of their lives at the lake house, keeping a decades-long vigil for the lost child.
Sixty years later, their grandniece, Justine, moves to the lake house to escape her manipulative boyfriend and give her daughters the home she never had. But the long Minnesota winter is just beginning. The house is cold and dilapidated, and her only neighbour is a strange old man who seems to know more about the summer of 1935 than he’s telling.