HOTEL ON SHADOW LAKE
When Maya was a girl in Germany, her grandmother was everything to her: teller of magical fairy tales, surrogate mother, best friend. Then, shortly after Maya’s sixteenth birthday, her grandmother disappeared without a trace, leaving Maya with only questions to fill the void.
Twenty-seven years later, her grandmother’s body is found in a place she had no connection to: the Montgomery Resort in upstate New York. How did she get there? Why had she come? Desperate for answers, Maya leaves her life in Germany behind and travels to America, where she is drawn to the powerful family that owns the hotel and seemingly the rest of the town.
Soon Maya is unraveling secrets that go back decades, from 1910s New York to 1930s Germany and beyond. But when she begins to find herself spinning her own lies in order to uncover the circumstances surrounding her grandmother’s death, she must decide whether her life and a chance at true love are worth risking for the truth.
Suspenseful and compelling, Daniela Tully’s Hotel on Shadow Lake is at once an intricate mystery, an epic romance, and a Gothic family saga.
"An intricate read-it-in-one-sitting mystery-cum-family saga...this is a story about murder, greed, love (won then lost), and, above all, intrigue." --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Daniela Tully has written a captivating romantic thriller that spans decades, continents, generations and a world war. It's a story of love, tragedy and intrigue that vividly illustrates the unyielding grip that the past holds in shaping the future...and the enduring power of love
-- Lee Goldberg, #1 New York Times bestselling author and the writer/producer of Diagnosis Murder, Martial Law and Missing
"What a surprising debut! Tully offers the reader an epic story and emotional intimacy, with rich characters plunged into a mysterious thriller that spans continents and generations. I couldn't put it down." -- Uli Edel, director of The Baader Meinhof Complex, Christiane F. and Last Exit to Brooklyn.
"A fascinating tale of what it felt like to be a woman under the Third Reich and of one family's long hidden secrets." -- Elisabeth Gifford, author of The Sea House
"An engaging and beautifully told story of love and the strength of family ties which will captivate and entrance all readers." --Claire Allan, author of Poppy Shakespeare
HOTEL ON SHADOW LAKE has been published in eleven countries and translated into four languages:
UK & COMM. | Legend Press
NORTH AMERICA | Thomas Dunne Books
DANISH | Gads Forlag
FRENCH | Fayard
ITALIAN | Garzanti
SERBIAN | Vulkan