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It was supposed to be a simple bank robbery. Quick. Clean. Efficient. It was none of those. With police searching for them across the state, a band of criminals hide out in a desolate cabin on the frozen shore of Lake Shadow. Isolated, shrouded in thick forest, and haunted by a mysterious history, they thought it was the perfect place to hide.

Tensions mount as they hear strange noises outside. Slain animals are found in the snow. Before long, they realize something is watching them. Something hungry, violent, and not of this world.

In their attempt to escape, they found the Creature of Lake Shadow.

©2019 Michael Cole (P)2020 Tantor

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  • Doctorock
  • 03-05-20

Early Novel?

After having listened to his book Thresher by this author which was excellent, I thought I would give one a try. This one is quite a mess. He seems to be trying to push two story lines together (crime and monster) and neither gets resolved well. It seems that this may have been an early novel by the author before her learned to write a good one. The narrator's voices are generally good except that he gives the most evil of the bad guys a voice like the cartoon version of Cactus Jack which makes him sound more funny than scary. And don't get me started on how bad and lazy the ending is.

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  • Thomas Hitchins
  • 08-10-20

Worth a listen but wish it was better.

Don't get me wrong. I listened to the whole book, and enjoyed it, as I would an episode of some TV crime drama or SiFi Channel horror schlock. On the plus side he took a many times done premise and plotted it well enough to overcome any "been there, read that" nonsense. Furthermore the action scenes were well done, the suspense pretty well handled and ending a surprise. Given these positives I was a bit disappointed when it didn't deliver more. The potential was there. The characters in particular had the could have made it a much better book. I wanted to care about them. But despite intriguing outlines they were for the most part not developed and painted in broad stereo typical strokes. And those stereo-types were jarring in places (how many times can the female lead scream and back away?) Am I being too harsh? Perhaps. If so it's because the writer has real potential and the book didn't live up to my expectations. I will however try other writing by him to see how he develops.

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  • The Kindly One
  • 21-08-20

decent narrator. worthless trash writing

seriously. its like someone took thebworst syfy asylum film, found a crackhead on the street and said "short of dropping trow on it, make this shittier" and they succeeded. it makes me wish you could blacklist results on audibles so this writer would never show up in my search results again