Tag Team Review and Giveaway ~ Suicide Lake by Ashley Fontainne

Posted: July 22, 2016 in giveaways, Mytery/Thriller
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This is a Tag Team Event hosted by myself and Sherry.

Read on to learn how you can win some books!

After reading my review, head on over to Sherry’s blog at fundinmental for more and check out her review. Two chances to win!


Suicide Lake

by Ashley Fontainne



Genre: Mystery / Thriller

My Review

I always know I’m going to get a wild read with Ashley’s books. Her plots are so twisted. You follow false lead after false lead. And, just like with peeling an onion, when you think you’ve got it all figured out, you find another mystery, and peel back another layer.

Renee  has had a crappy life. Seeing no bright future ahead, she goes to Bradford Lake to end it all. It used to be a place to take the family. Now it’s polluted, and many have ended their lives in it’s waters. The locals call it Suicide lake.

But Renee’s attempt is abruptly stopped when she discovers a body. Horrified, all thoughts turn to getting out of there.  As she turns to go, she bumps into none other than an old beau, Deputy Cliff Simpson. This chance meeting changes everything as the two are now thrust into the middle of a murder investigation.

All of this takes place in the first chapter. And each page pulls you deeper into the mystery. I swear, I barely got over one thing before something else happened. The words flew by and I couldn’t believe some of the secrets that were revealed.

Saying this book is full of twists and turns and keeps you on the edge of your seat is just some of how it makes you feel. The plot is like a runaway train.

And when I did finally get my answers, I wondered how I missed the clues. So not what I expected.

This is a perfect fix for all of you mystery/thriller fans.

  5 Stars



Those who have secrets…

Renee Thornton is on the brink of despair, ready to take a final plunge and join the other tragic souls at the bottom of Bradford Lake—known to locals as Suicide Lake.

Beneath the murky waters…

Her plans change when she’s startled back to reality after a body brushes up against her from the depths below. Terrified, Renee runs away and slams into her old flame Cliff Simpson, a deputy with Whitten County Sheriff’s Department.

Will stop at nothing…

Strange events unfurl after the discovery of the corpse. Renee and Cliff find themselves caught up in a web of lies, deceit, and mystery.

To keep them hidden…

Now instead of being able to slip away silently and become another anonymous statistic, Renee finds herself entangled in a murder investigation. Is Cliff her ally or enemy? Who can she trust? What other secrets will rise to the surface?



Author Ashley Fontainne

Award-winning and International bestselling author Ashley Fontainne is an avid reader of mostly the classics. Ashley became a fan of the written word in her youth, starting with the Nancy Drew mystery series. Stories that immerse the reader deep into the human psyche and the monsters that lurk within us are her favorite reads.

Her muse for penning the Eviscerating the Snake series was The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Ashley’s love for this book is what sparked her desire to write her debut novel, Accountable to None, the first book in the trilogy. With a modern setting to the tale, Ashley delves into just what lengths a person is willing to go when they seek personal justice for heinous acts perpetrated upon them. The second novel in the series, Zero Balance. focuses on the cost and reciprocal cycle that obtaining revenge has on the seeker. For once the cycle starts, where does it end? How far will the tendrils of revenge expand? Adjusting Journal Entries answered that question: far and wide.

Her short thriller entitled Number Seventy-Five, touches upon the sometimes dangerous world of online dating. Number Seventy-Five took home the BRONZE medal in fiction/suspense at the 2013 Readers’ Favorite International Book Awards contest and is currently in production for a feature film.

Her paranormal thriller entitled The Lie, won the GOLD medal in the 2013 Illumination Book Awards for fiction/suspense and is also in production for a feature film entitled Foreseen.

Ashley’s decided to delve into the paranormal with a Southern Gothic horror/suspense novel, Growl, which released in January of 2015. The suspenseful mystery Empty Shell, released in September of 2014. Ashley will be teaming up with Lillian Hansen (Ashley calls her mom!) to pen a three-part murder mystery/suspense series entitled The Magnolia Series. The first book, Blood Ties, released the Summer of 2015.

Whispered Pain released in October of 2015 and Night Court released December 13, 2015.


Author Website

Foreseen Movie Website – See the trailer

Number Seventy-Five Movie Website



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Ashley Fontainne has a fantastic giveaway for you!

Two signed paperbacks, two eBook copies, and two audible copies!


All you need to do to enter is answer the question below and leave your email so I can contact you if you win.
“It’s late at night and you have to go to sleep, but you are are right in the middle of a great book. Do you ever dream about what might be happening in the story?”

Giveaway will run from 7/22/16 – 8/3/16

This is a Tag Team Event hosted by myself and Sherry at fundinmental.

Now hop on over and check out Sherry’s review, and enter for another chance to win  HERE.


Books by Ashley Fontainne




Click on the covers to see on Amazon.

And click on the links below to see my reviews.


The Lie

Night Court


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  1. Mary Preston says:

    The books do look amazing.

    I couldn’t find the question.


  2. I think you forgot to put your question down?? :) This sounds interesting. I need to try this author as I have a couple of her books sitting on my kindle. :)

    booklady2007 at gmail . com

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I sure did. It’s up now. I’m late to the party as I had to take my computer to my guru. It got jammed up. Always something. LOL I know you’d enjoy her books, Stormi!

  3. Never really thought about it. Now I’ll have to make a point of remembering and write it down if it happens. Would be fun to include it in the review. :-) I love Ashley’s books and can hardly wait to read the next one!
    sherry @ fundinmental

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I can’t wait to read more of her books too, Sherry. Which one do you want to do next? LOL I don’t often dream about a book I’m reading. When I do, it’s always bizarre or scary. Yikes!

  4. Anita Yancey says:

    Yes, I do tend to dream about what is happening or will happen in the book I am reading. It’s always fun to see if what’s happening in the book, will match my dream.


    • fuonlyknew says:

      I have rarely dreamed about what will happen next. The couple of times I did, I woke up and then tried to go back to sleep and continue the dream.

  5. kim hansen says:

    Sounds like a good mystery.

  6. Dream? No, I just keep on reading!

  7. Anne says:

    I dream about the novel, the locale, the characters and what happens to them. It continues for me and envelops me.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Wow! If it’s a series it would be interesting to see how close your dreams are to the next books too!

  8. Yes, I’ve done this quite a few times actually lol. I’ll try so hard to stay awake and keep reading then fall asleep and “continue the story” in my dream


    • fuonlyknew says:

      The thing is, don’t do that when reading horror, which I love to do late at night! LOL

  9. dianne casey says:

    Book sounds amazing. I don’t know if I have ever dreamed about a book I was reading because I rarely remember my dreams.

  10. Yes! That actually just happened a week or so ago. I’m reading the Outlander series and dreamed about the one character.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Awesome! I sometimes even try to dream about it, but that doesn’t usually work.

  11. Often!! and not just a book in progress, but a book I’ve just read too.

  12. Janice Perry says:

    I’ve had many dreams about books that I read.

  13. sheriwilkinson says:

    Yes I do dream about the book I am reading, I stay up way past my bedtime, and the book is the last thing on my mind before I dose off to sleep!


    • fuonlyknew says:

      Me too! And sometimes, when I pick the book back up the next day and start reading, I have to remind myself that some of what I thought I read the night before was actually stuff I dreamt. LOL

  14. I have trouble remembering my dreams. I could well have but just don’t recall.

  15. I have trouble remembering my dreams. I could have and just don’t recall.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I go through stages where I remember and I don’t. They say we always dream but I wonder about that:)

  16. I never wonder about what’s happening in a great book I happen to be reading at night bc I keep reading! :)

  17. No, I don’t go to sleep, I just keep reading.

  18. babyblue7299 says:

    LOL! ALL OF THE TIME! Sometimes I think I like my story better, even! (And of course I need to keep reading to see how close I was to the real deal!) -Dii


  19. Mary Lou Hardy says:

    If I don’t stay up and keep reading, I totally dream about the book and what might happen next.

  20. Denise Van Plew says:

    Funny I do that alot since I am always reading before I fall asleeep since I review. It will seem like I did not stop reading.

  21. jmcgarryxx says:

    Sometimes I do. It can be just like a TV show.

  22. Pamela says:

    I dont always dream about what I am reading but if the book is really good I just keep reading, lost sleep and all lol. p_dewolfe at yahoo dot ca

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I’m kind of curious how many times I went in to work feeling like a zombie because I stayed up late reading. LOL

  23. Kay LaLone says:

    Yes, I often dream about books I am reading and books that I am writing. kaylalone@yahoo.com

  24. Kelly Fields says:

    All the time. Its great and it sucks at the same time. I get to have a movie playout in my head but then I do not get a very restful sleep. It doesn’t stop me from reading before bed though.

  25. Meredith Miller says:

    Oh yes! It happens very frequently!!!!

  26. Cherri-Anne Boitson says:

    First off, awesome review! Thank you for the chance to win SPECTACULAR prizes too! :) I do love me my swag & signed books! :)

    Well, ummm, I guess to answer this question I have to pretend that I CANNOT stay up late reading (which I can since I am on perm disability and don’t have any kids that I have to get up for! :) The one silver lining!), then YES! I would dream about how it was going to end. I do confess to having more dreams regarding characters and books and the Worlds they take place in/on/around than I do of anything else! I do a TON of reading because I am also privileged enough to be able to review for my Heroes as well (I read 300+ books last year alone and was Voted 2nd Favorite Book Reviewer of 2015 AND am a Top 1% Reviewer on Goodreads!), so books truly are my life. The really fantastic books give me a place to escape to, a place where I can be the characters and where I don’t have any pain. :) So I love to imagine/dream where my friends are, what they are doing, and then *cough* harassing *cough* my Heroes to see if the next book is ready for me to read yet! :)

    Thank you again!

    Cheers! HUGS Have a great one & take care Honey! xoxoxo

    (as far as i know, my email should be seen by you via my login, but if not, let me know and I will post it here. thx)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I too dream more about books and characters than anything else. Probably because I’m a huge reader like you:) It’s wonderful that you can escape from your pain through your love of words! Thanks so much for visiting and for your enthusiasm!!

      • Cherri-Anne Boitson says:

        You have no idea just how much books mean to me! They always have, but more so since I got ill, and now I am extremely thankful for the authors that I have met who let me review for them. Gives me a sense of self, gives me great people to chat with, and lets me escape into new and exciting worlds all the time! <3

      • fuonlyknew says:

        I feel the same way, Cheri-Anne! I cherish books and love authors for working so hard and sharing their babies with us!

  27. Kevin says:

    Yes, I frequently dream how books will end.

  28. Shieny kristina says:

    Yess, all the time, and that’s also happened After the book i sfinished. I just cannot comprehend it is finished my brain just need to dream it. It is usually more interaction between the protagonist and such, and maybe some actions too!


  29. I dream of what might be happening in the book I’m reading, series that I’m reading all the time. It’s why I can only read a couple of books in a row by certain authors. I’m looking forward to trying one of your books.

    • Cherri-Anne Boitson says:

      Just out of curiosity, where will the winners be announced? Should I keep checking this post? I don’t want to be a lucky winner, but then lose out because I didn’t see it in time! *shudder* :)

      THANK YOU!!!!

      Cheers! xoxoxoxoxo

      • fuonlyknew says:

        Nope. I’ll be contacting the winners through their emails. Doing the drawing tonight. I usually give it two or three tries if the first email gets no response:)

    • fuonlyknew says:

      The trick is to not be reading a horror novel before going to sleep. LOL I love horror and read a lot of it!

  30. Cherri-Anne Boitson says:

    Thank you!

    Cheers! xoxoxoxo