Charlie Donlea was born and raised in Chicago. He now lives in the suburbs with his wife and two young children. Summit Lake is his first novel. Readers can find him online at charliedonlea.com.
Praise for Summit Lake "A brilliant, haunting thriller in which The Lovely Bones meets The Silence of the Lambs--with a bit of Twin Peaks thrown in for good measure! Charlie Donlea weaves a unique, spellbinding tale about a bond between two fascinating women--one living, one dead. Full of unexpected twists and turns, Summit Lake is an irresistible page-turner." --Kevin O'Brien, New York Times bestselling author "Gripping! This one kept me up late into the night." --Nancy Bush, New York Times bestselling author "A riveting novel, layered with secrets and intrigue...gripping and tense." --Allen Eskens, bestselling author of The Life We Bury. "The whodunit plot is so clever and compelling . . . For fans of nonstop mysteries with a twist." --Library Journal "With a soaring pace and teasing plot twists, Charlie Donlea's debut mystery is like a cool drink of water with a twist of lemon. It's refreshing to find a book that has such a well-developed plot and excellent writing to back it up." --Bookpage "Debut author Donlea keeps readers racing through the chapters...Fans of contemporary suspense will enjoy this brisk read." --Booklist "This exceptional debut will challenge the most ardent reader to discover the culprit. The buildup to the startling climax is handled with kid gloves, giving away only as much as Donlea wishes to reveal, The ending is a stunner." --RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars Top Pick