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"For many children, the summer of 1988 was filled with sunshine and laughter. But for ten-year-old Kris Barlow, it was her chance to say goodbye to her dying mother. Three decades later, loss returns--her husband killed in a car accident. And so, Kris goes home to the place where she first knew pain--to that summer house overlooking the crystal waters of Lost Lake. It's there that Kris and her eight-year-old daughter will make a stand against grief. BUT a shadow has fallen over the quiet lake town of Pacington, Kansas. Beneath its surface, an evil has grown--and inside that home where Kris Barlow last saw her mother, an old friend awaits her return."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: San Francisco, California :, Inkshares,, [2019]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781947848368
Branch Call Number: FIC THOM
Characteristics: 433 pages ; 21 cm


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Apr 06, 2020

Fantastic! A marvelously crafted tale about grief and trauma. After losing her husband in a gruesome car accident, Kris takes her daughter to the isolated lake house where she watched her mother slowly die from cancer thirty years ago. Unsurprisingly, her idyllic memories of this place obscure what actually happened. The terror has been waiting for Kris to return and remember.
As someone who also watched her mother slowly die from cancer at a relatively young age, this book hit close to home. It seems Scott Thomas also has some experience here, or else he could not have written that penultimate flashback scene. Keep your tissues handy.

ReadingAdviser_Sally Dec 04, 2019

This was a slow start and the author is a very detailed author which I think is what made it a slow start but then.. whoa! I could not put this book down. So unsettling and menacing, the atmosphere of the story just got darker and more insidious the more I read. Thomas Scott is an excellent voice of modern horror.


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ReadingAdviser_Sally Nov 30, 2019

“Don't be afraid to mess up. You can always drive a new screw or patch a hole. You just have to have the confidence to fix it.”


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