Author: Richard Laymon
Publisher: Dorchester Publishing
Buy Link: Buy The Lake Here!
Rating: You Gotta Read
Reviewed By: Lupa
Leigh is a beautiful girl, eighteen years old, headstrong and rebellious. All she wants from her summer by the lake is a chance to relax and have some fun. And that handsome boy she just met certainly looks like fun. But her summer fling will lead to terror. That night in the old abandoned house will haunt her nightmares for the rest of her life.
Eighteen years later, Leigh’s daughter, Deana, doesn’t know much about what happened to her mother all those years ago, and she doesn’t particularly care. She too is looking for fun. What she finds instead is a shadowy figure out for blood-and his own twisted kind of fun. Killing Deana’s boyfriend is just the beginning. Before he’s done, both mother and daughter will be plunged into a whirlpool of fear and madness, from which death is the only escape.
The Lake is a story of love, loss, murder, madness and fate. This story starts out hard and fast and keeps that rapid pace to the very end. This story is filled with odd goings on and some really creepy old ladies.
My favorite character is actually Warren – he and his dog Sabre want to protect and take care of Deana. He is a sweet and honorable guy who endeared himself to my heart immediately..
I have long been a fan of Richard Laymon’s creepy tales and the Lake is no disappointment. The Lake is wonderfully creepy and scary; if you like twisty turny horror stories then this one You Gotta Read.