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Dead Lake

Narrated by: Nicky Phillips
Length: 2 hrs and 46 mins
4 out of 5 stars (22 ratings)

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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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Still good but not my favourite Darcy Coates book

I do like Darcy Coates as an easy read in the genre but this one was not my favourite. The premise to the story was interesting but not as gripping as some of her others.

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Work trips

Ok story, kept me going on my long work drives to and from work. I found the narrators American voice annoying, but the tale passed the time.

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Good ghost story.

I like ghost stories that have meaning and not just random ghosts haunting for no reason. In Dead Lake the author goes back to let us know who and why the ghost are haunting. There are a few times where I got a slight bit confused with what was reality and what was a dream, but the story moved along well and the author made good use of time to keep the story interesting. Great narration with a clear, engaging voice and professional editing. I would definitely listen to another book by this author and narrator.

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  • K
  • 19-12-17

Predictable

Extremely disappointing ghost story. Very predictable, from the ‘ghost’ to the cheesy ending. Every element taken from either a film or another story. Avoid.

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  • NL
  • 07-05-17

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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  • Kindle Customer
  • 20-03-18

Good book but not my cup of tea

I didn't finish the entire book. When I got to the part where I realized it was not a paranormal book, but a book about a serial killer, I stopped reading. From the description of the book, I thought it was going to be a paranormal book which it turned out to definitely not be. However, the parts of the book I listened to, were really good.

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  • latasha
  • 10-01-20

dead lake

This was a short listen. I enjoyed it. I wasn't sure which way the story would go. Is this a slasher? is this a ghost story? I added this to my ipod and by the time i got to listen to it, i had no clue what it was about. I liked that i was kept guessing for the first part of the story. The action begins almost as soon as Sam arrives at the cabin and does not let up. I think most Darcy Coates fans will like this story as well as fans of supernatural tales.

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  • LuvToRead
  • 28-12-19

I don't checked kmow

Somewhere I lost track. But caught back up without rewinding. Lots of unnecessary information.

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  • Linda P-C
  • 22-12-19

Dismal

This is the 5th book by this author that I've read. Three were okay, one was so-so and this one was so bad that I surprised myself by actually being annoyed about it. Confused and confusing, it might be copied from a teen slasher movie. You know, the one where the heroine makes the worst possible decision Every Single Time. I don't recommend this book and, in fact, I won't be buying anymore for fear they might be as bad as this one. There are SO many good books out there and I have so little time to read. Onward, upward and with hope for better choices in the future.

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  • Tara Arp
  • 27-09-19

Just OK

This one was just OK to me. It kept me listening but the ending was missing something.

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  • Lizmoo
  • 02-07-19

The woods aren’t for everyone

Like do many 80’s thriller movies there is a remote location and unexplained things happening. The heroine of the story does not disappoint on her ability up make matters worse. The narration is good and holds interest through out its telling. It’s a perfect book to listen to while you drive down that roadway leading to places unknown,.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-12-18

Captivating<br />

This is the third book by this author that I've read and she is great!

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  • Debra Brown Moseley
  • 16-10-18

I loved it!

wonderful first read from this author. I look forward to reading more. it kept me enthralled.

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  • Micky
  • 06-09-18

Predictible but Still Very Good

I am a true horror fan and over the last few years I have become disenchanted with the genre because not much can scare me these days. After finding Darcy Coates' books I was hoping she would all change all of that. After I finished listening to Craven Manor, my first Darcy Coates audiobook, I wanted more of the thrills and chills she had to offer, so I purchased Dead Lake immediately. I was hoping to be afraid a little but I don't believe this book was meant to be scary at all. The writing was very good and the characters were fully fleshed out and the plot, even though predictable it was very good. I was on the edge of my seat and found myself screaming at my player thinking I was helping our protagonist out a little bit, but all I wound up with was a sore throat.

Nicky Phillips did a great job at narrating and I would love to listen to more of her projects. Dead Lake didn't scare me at all. There weren't even any chills that I can remember BUT it was still a great book and I recommend it to everyone 16 and older.