Author Robert Grant releases third novel – Charles Lake 1947, a thriller of mystery and suspense

Author, Robert (Bob) Grant, has published his third novel, ‘Charles Lake 1947’ and, as with most thrillers, the suspense continues building until the finale … and for the reader, the answer is a surprise.

On August 10th, Grant presented a plein air reading of his latest novel to an appreciative audience in Southampton.

The story revolves around local widow, Vera Hay, an unsuspecting beneficiary of a small fortune and whose distrust in the traditional banking system leads to theft, fraud and frightening life-altering events.

Who to trust?¬† Throughout the novel, it is her naive and sometimes frustrating outlook on life that continues to weave the characters into her world. From the little post-war village of Charles Lake on the Bruce Peninsula, where everyone knows their neighbour and their neighbour’s business, Vera travels to Scotland in an effort to unravel her family history.

The author, a retired lawyer, Grant has a first-hand insight into court proceedings, proceedings that mire the widow in an even more tangled web of mystery.

As in his first two novels, the Ailsa Stone and Repose of the Ailsa Stone, Grant also weaves his love of curling into the story which, in this his third novel, plays a key role at the outset.

A page-turner to the end, Grant has captured the essence of the Bruce Peninsula and some of the unique people who choose to live there.

His novel can be purchased at A Little This ‘n’ That on High St. in Southampton, the Chantry Island Tour base store at the Harbour and also at Finchers in Kincardine.