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Publisher's Summary

Keep the door locked.

Sam is excited to spend a week at her uncle's remote lake cabin. It's a chance for her to focus on her art without distractions: no neighbors, no phone, and a small radio as her only contact with the outside world.

But there's something deeply unnatural lingering in the lake.

The radio's news reports talk about disappearances on a nearby hiking trail. The car won't start. And Sam starts to believe she's being stalked when she catches glimpses of a tall, strange man standing at the end of her dock, staring intently into the swirling waters below.

©2015 Darcy Coates (P)2016 Darcy Coates

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  • 05-07-17

Suspense, chills and more

Nice short story. had me on edge of my seat anxious with each turn. Nice for a rainy day.

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Wonderful

This book was a great surprise. I will read more from this writer. Love it.

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Creepy

What a fantastic and creepy read. Darcy has done it again. Dead Lake is an exciting, and mesmerizing great read, I would highly recommend. Keep those great stories coming Darcy. I can hardly wait for the next.

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Chilling and Adrenaline Rushing

What did you love best about Dead Lake?

It chilled me. It scared me. It frightened me. There was a lot of suspense and thrills, that I found myself needing to pause the book to give my heart a chance to slow to a healthier pace. I was anxious, scared, and hopeful for Sam.

What did you like best about this story?

The story was so well told that I found myself easily visualizing the scenes and frightened as slowly realized she was truly in danger. I mean, come on. Ian did everything short of walking Sam to the shanty to make her understand just how much danger she was.

Which character – as performed by Nicky Phillips – was your favorite?

The drunk radio host, uncle something or another.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Scared. It gave me chills.

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excellente

loved this shorter story, def could live without the voice acting but not a deal breaker!

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A great supernatural story

Contains just enough suspense, horror, unanswered questions and ghosts to appeal to all readers. The characters were well written and the setting was perfectly written. The narrator did a wonderful job.

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Please note this book is less than 3 hours long.

What did you like best about Dead Lake? What did you like least?

Had this book been 8 hours long or even 6 hours long or maybe 5 hours long, then the author could have pulled you into the story, rather than telling you a story with a lot of missing parts.

If you’ve listened to books by Darcy Coates before, how does this one compare?

Never listened to her before. Don't plan to do so again.

What about Nicky Phillips’s performance did you like?

She did a wonderful job. Not rushed, just doing the best with what she had to work with.

Did Dead Lake inspire you to do anything?

Yes, write a review to warn others.

Any additional comments?

This story has great potential. As disjointed and bizarre as it was I fully expected to find that this was a dream and the main character woke on the couch after just arriving at the cabin in chapter 1. THAT would have been a better ending than what the author crammed into the last 12 minutes.

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Another great spooky Darcy Coates Novel.

It begins with a free lance painter, Samatha . Sam had a showing at the Heritage Art Gallery Association in a couple of months, but nothing as of yet for display. Sam's several attempts of coming up with paintings she thought presentable of her work was to no avail. You might say Sam had what Arthur's called writer's block. Her Uncle Peter had suggested she go spend time at his cabin in the beautiful mountains. He and Sam both thought getting away from the fast pace of life to a serine location in the mountains away from the hectic hustle, noise and city life would help break that block. Sam accepted his offer and drove a couple of hours beyond city life. She thought being alone would give her a better prospective and allow her to be creativitive. Sam's Uncle Peter's cabin was in the mountains on Government land with tourist hiking trails throughout the area. When she arrived she was amazed at the beautiful area and a lake to top it off. Sam glanced over the smooth water of the lake and thought this would awaken her talent for sure. It was late so she decided to call it a night and rise early to a new day. The next morning she decided to go up the mountain on one of the trails to discover so something interesting and captivating to start her painting again. When she reached a clearing she stood there and gazed down at the lake and saw Uncle Peter's cabin. What a lovely site she thought and set up her easel and began to paint. After awhile try as she may she still had that block, so she started back down to the cabin. Sam decide to take out her Uncle's canoe she saw which proved to be a mistake. Sam tangled the oars in weeds and capsized the canoe hitting her head. She faught to reach the top again holding her breath and fighting but darkness caught up with her. Sam soon woke up safe in her cabin bed unaware of how she got there. She jumped out of bed ran downstairs and found only a paring knife, but she slowly search every crevice of the cabin both downstairs and upstairs hoping to find nothing. When she was satisfied the cabin was empty and she was safe she went back downstairs into the living room and collapsed in a large chair by the fireplace totally exausted. Is this indeed a nice lakeside cabin by a wonderful lake, or does this lake hold some dark secret? Join Sam as she discovers the truth about the dead lake. Ms. Coates as usual did not disappoint me. She can pull you into her story, by making you feel you are standing right by Sam as tense, afraid and experiencing her feelings with every step she takes. This is a nice short story for listening to while in bed or as I did in my easy chair. Ms. Nicky Phillips does a nice job of narration which keeps your intrest. My only problem is it was too dhort, for I hated to have it end. I recommend this Audio Book to all Teens and above.