I normally love Wax’s books. Her previous ones have been largely about women and their friendships through odd circumstances or despite them. This one was enjoyable – don’t get me wrong – it was just a liiiiiiitle more angsty than I found fully necessary. The angst comes from keeping secrets, and regular readers know that angst through secrets is one of my least favorite tropes.

A Week at the Lake is about three life-long friends who have recently had a falling out and the daughter of one of them. They’re on the way to a reunion when tragedy befalls one of them and she finds herself in the hospital. As she moves towards health, they end up spending their week at the lake and finding both physical and emotional healing.

Overall, it’s a lovely book. If you’re looking for an emotional journey between friends, then pick this one up. As the characters are pretty obsessed with white wine, it only feels appropriate to recommend that.


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I got a copy of this book from the eBook section of my local library. If you haven’t started borrowing eBooks from your library, I’d highly recommend checking it out!