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THE LAKE’S WHISPERS (working title)

Karine Lebert

  • Original Title: LES MURMURES DU LAC
  • Publication date: July 2018
  • Publisher: FRANCE LOISIRS
  • Country: FR
  • 314 print pages
  • Crime fiction/Psychological Thriller


  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21st century
  • Location setting: France
  • Themes: FAMILY, Couple, Siblings, PEOPLE facing life, Search for the truth, Death, Double identity, Facing failure, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Manipulation, Identity fraud, LOVE / HATE, Jealousy, Maternity, Reinventing oneself


An unstable woman comes back to France after years away from her family and steals the identity of her dead twin sister.


Karine Lebert is a French writer. She was a biographer for fifteen years and then a journalist at Paris Normandie. Her many novels include LES SORTILÈGES DE TREMBLAY (2013), and CE QUE FANNY VEUT... (2015).


Isaure is an unstable woman, who had cut ties with her family around twenty years before the beginning of the novel. When the novel opens, Isaure is back and track down her twin sister Lucille she has always been jealous of; Isaure was acclaimed for her talent as a painter, but Lucille was the one having more success with men.

The gap between them has persisted in the adult age. Soon while observing Lucille, Isaure realizes that she has died in the lake she was riding around on her motorbike. Instead of going to the police or inquiring, Isaure decides to steal her twin sister’s identity and live her life in her place...

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