#Review – Black Lake Manor by Guy Morpuss

Thanks for stopping by! I’m sharing my review for Black Lake Manor by Guy Morpuss today. I couldn’t resist borrowing this book from my library and I’m so glad I did. It is a brilliant, twisty kind of read. I loved it. First things first before we get to my review let’s take a look at the description for the book…


In the former mining town of Black Lake, there is an old story about a shipwreck with only one survivor. His descendants have a unique ability: once in their lives – and only once – they can unwind the events of the previous six hours.

More than two hundred years later, part-time police constable Ella Manning is attending a party at Black Lake Manor, the cliff-top mansion belonging to the local billionaire. When a raging storm sweeps in from the Pacific, she and several other guests find themselves trapped.

And when their host is discovered brutally murdered in his study the next morning, the door locked from the inside, they turn to her to solve the crime.

Pushing her detective skills to the limit, against the odds Ella is sure she has identified the killer… but then someone undoes time. With no memory of what she discovered before, her investigation begins again, with very different results. Which of her suspects is guilty? And is there something even more sinister she is yet to uncover?

Can she solve the mystery before time runs out… again?


I’m not quite sure where to start with my review of this book. I decided to go with a shorter review because I didn’t want to inadvertently write any spoilers in. Here goes…

Black Lake Manor was mind bending but in a very, very good way. I loved the different timelines even if I wasn’t quite sure what direction the plot would take next. The locked room aspect was cleverly done and I had so many theories flying around in my head.

This story is twisty, unique and is filled with vivid descriptions. Let’s just say you need to go into this book with as little information as possible. I promise you it will make everything all the more entertaining.

Black Lake Manor was a captivating story with compelling characters. It really was a completely refreshing read. I could not put it down!

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