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Everyone in this quiet lakeside community knows that Alva's father killed her mother, all those years ago. There wasn't enough proof to arrest him, though, and with no other family, Alva's been forced to live with her mother's murderer, doing her best to survive until she can earn enough money to run away. 

One of her chores is to monitor water levels in the loch - a task her father takes very seriously. Their family has been the guardian of the loch for generations. It's a cold, lonely task, and a few times, Alva can swear she feels someone watching her. 

But the more Alva investigates, the more she realizes that the truth can be more monstrous than lies, and that you can never escape your past....

©2021 Melinda Salisbury (P)2021 Scholastic Inc.

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Brilliant narrator - predictable story

+ Brilliant narrator + Likeable protagonist + Interesting interpretation of Scottish picts - predictable story

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loved it ..5 star

five star book. unusual and exceptional. listen to many books on audible. will listen again and again to this one.