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Summary

Kit McMahon lives in the small Irish town of Lough Glass, a place where nothing changes - until the day Kit's mother disappears and Kit is haunted by the memory of her mother, alone at the kitchen table, tears streaming down her face. 

Now Kit, too, has secrets: of the night she discovered a letter and burned it, unopened. The night her mother was lost. The night everything changed forever.... 

©2019 Maeve Binchy (P)1995 Audible Ltd

Critic reviews

"The Glass Lake is Maeve Binchy at her spellbinding best - you'll never want it to end." (Woman's Journal)  

"Maeve Binchy really knows what makes women tick. She crystallises their hopes, dreams and passions in her novels and now she has done it again in The Glass Lake...a marvellous read." (Daily Mirror)

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LOVED it - but beware, misses a couple of key paragraphs at the end!

Like previous reviewer - was a bit miffed at sudden ending, and thought narration seemed to ‘jump’. Sure enough, just spent a £5 on the kindle version, and this version misses a couple of key paragraphs about what happens to everyone at the end!!! Most frustrating! Especially as it’s such an AMAZING book!

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loved it!!!

Great book just a little disappointed with how abruptly it ended but still would 100% recommend it x

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Shame the ending was missing

I liked this book very much but was so disappointed the ending was ruined by missing paragraphs. Why hasn’t this been put right after other people have already commented on this previously. Surely Audible has been made aware of this error!

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missing chunks in this recording.

I love this book and have heard it many times in the past. this version of it has missing chunks, particularly at the end which is really disappointing. If you didn't know the story, the ending would make no sense.

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The Glass Lake

A thoroughly enjoyable story, beautifully narrated by Kate Binchy. The story keeps you enthralled to the very end and is set in a heartening community.

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Wonderfully Rich Tapestry

Kate Binchy brings this wonderfully evocative tale to life in such realistic narration which beautifully enhances the original story. An interesting and enthralling story that will keep the listener entertained for many hours. Well worth the purchase.

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Text missing-a travesty

One of my favourite Maeve Binchy books of all time, waited ages for it to be available as audiobook. Sadly the narration is not the best, especially reproducing London/ English accents and hugely disappointing to find a chunk of story missing at the end!

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Simply wonderful

Loved this book to read and this audio book did not disappoint.
Kate Binchy really brings the characters Maeve Binchy created to life.

A must for any Maeve Binchy fans

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Enchanting and entertaining

I thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of this audio production; great story performed brilliantly, worth re-playing several times!

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A bit depressing!

I am a big fan of Maeve Binchy and while this was a well constructed story with interesting and engaging characters and plot, I found the subject matter of death, adultery and lies and ultimate conclusion of the book a bit depressing. a good read though overall.

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Tried twice

I just couldn't do it. I tried. For the most part I enjoyed the narration, until it got to the part of the young girls. It made me cringe everytime she voiced any of the 3 girls.
I do enjoy Maeve Binchy's books, but this one couldn't keep me interested.