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by Sphere, 10 September 2015. ISBN: 978-0-7515-5522-6 (PBO)
A family has
come on vacation ... but when a storm blows up, eight year old Raymond sees
something horrible that he’ll only come to terms with when he returns there.
page-turner horror novel launches straight in with the events of that summer,
thirty years ago, through Raymond’s eyes, We then move to a family reunion at
that same lake, and meet the members of Raymond’s family, all damaged in
different ways by that long-ago experience. One of the interesting features of
the novel’s construction is that, though Raymond is the main focus, we’re given
the events again through the eyes of other characters involved, seeing it
slightly differently each time as we move closer to what might really have
happened. All the elements of a good horror novel are here: the journey to the
spookily-described deserted lake, the warnings, the twists and turns as each
character reveals more, and of course the horror creeping towards them. This
was well done, with a sinister presence moving from hint to encounter, and a
genuinely unsettling manifestation of the evil in the loch. There was a good
suprise twist at the end.
creepy horror novel with a strong narrative and a good build-up of scary
the author of internationally bestselling novels including The Birthing
House and The People Next Door. He studied literature at Colorado
State University and worked at Entertainment Weekly magazine in New York, and
now lives near his hometown of Boulder, Colorado.
Marsali Taylor grew up near Edinburgh, and came to Shetland as a
newly-qualified teacher. She is currently a part-time teacher on Shetland's
scenic west side, living with her husband and two Shetland ponies. Marsali is a
qualified STGA tourist-guide who is fascinated by history, and has published
plays in Shetland's distinctive dialect, as well as a history of women's
suffrage in Shetland. She's also a keen sailor who enjoys exploring in her own
8m yacht, and an active member of her local drama group.Marsali also does a regular monthly column
for the Mystery People e-zine.