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Publisher's Summary

For many children, the summer of 1988 was filled with sunshine and laughter. But for 10-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.

©2019 Scott Thomas (P)2019 Audible, Inc.

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  • Will
  • 09-10-19

An 8 hour build up that fails to deliver

I really enjoyed “kill creek”, but this was nothing close. It seemed like the introduction to the characters and their situation took 8 long and drawn out hours, and made me wonder if anything was ever going to happen in this book. There were a few times that I thought the story might go in an interesting direction, but sadly, this failed to happen. Save the credit, I’m sure there is something better that would be exponentially more satisfying l.

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  • Nicole Obyrne
  • 15-11-19

pretty good

author rambles a bit. had to jump ahead a few times because of all the word vomiting.

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  • Brian McLean
  • 30-09-19

Good story once it got going.

it took a really long time to get there... how much mundane mother/daughter time do you need?!

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  • Suzan
  • 27-09-19

Exceptional!

What an exceptional writer and C. Campbell did a wonderful job as usual. Thank you, best "horror" I've read/listened to in a very long time! I look forward to more of your books

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  • Dulsey Jindra
  • 10-10-19

Another ghost story...

Didn’t realize this was going to be a ghost story. I strongly dislike supernatural and ghost stories. I forced myself to finish it as I paid for it.

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  • April
  • 30-10-20

It was ok but...

I won't say I regretted it. Original but bad ending. Not what I looked for.

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  • Jason Rosenblum
  • 21-10-20

Mediocre and obvious

Here’s what the pic on the cover tells you. There’s a kid with a kid ghost for a friend. By extension there’s a mom who freaks out when she discovers this in a shit town in the middle of nowhere. That is the plot. It is THAT OBVIOUS. YEEEAAWN.

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  • cyclers745
  • 30-07-20

good psychological thriller

a little slow to get going, but we'll written enjoyable listen. occasionally difficult to recognize different characters by the narrator's voice.

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  • Andrea Cerami
  • 29-02-20

A good Paranormal and Psychological Horror

I heard of this one on recommendation from a podcast I listen to (named Creepy) and it was a good book, I listened to it on a trip and it kept me hooked through the drive.

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  • bekahWKU
  • 11-12-19

Slow to get going, but worth it.

I was drawn in from the moment I hit “play,” but I must admit that it took a long time to get rolling. I was probably half way through before it amped up. It’s still a good listen, though. There were a few moments that were difficult to hear, so I may have skipped ahead a few times. These were bits that were too descriptive for my taste. The narrator did a great job. If you like stories about the supernatural, I recommend you give this one a shot.