The Monsters of Templeton by Lauren Groff

The Monsters of Templeton

Lauren Groff

fiction fantasy mystery emotional mysterious reflective slow-paced

364 pages | first published 2008


Willie Cooper arrives on the doorstep of her ancestral home in Templeton, New York in the wake of a disastrous affair with her much older, married archaeology professor. That same day, the discovery of a prehistoric monster in the lake brings a me...
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