\ The Secret By The Lake - Louise Douglas I've never read any of Louise Douglas' books before but when I came across this one in the library, it intrigued me. I'm glad I picked it up because it was a fantastic read. It is set in 1961. Amy, the main character, is nanny to a family who live in France. But when disaster strikes, they are forced to return to England to a cottage where the mother of the family grew up, and has since inherited. But the cottage is haunted by the past, and in particular, by the mother's sister who died there when she was just seventeen. In order to move forward, Amy has to solve the mystery of what happened in the past and ensure that the unquiet ghost does not harm the family she cares for. This book definitely has page turning quality as the reader joins Amy in her quest to solve the mystery, and I'll definitely be looking out for more books from this author.