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The Lake: A chilling tale in which history repeats itself

Richard Laymon

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Horror & ghost stories

Another thrilling tale of terror from the 'true master of the macabre'. Fans of Stephen King and Dean Koontz will not be disappointed

'If you've missed Laymon, you've missed a treat' Stephen King

Leigh, young, rebellious and beautiful, yearns for an exciting summer by the lake. Instead, she stumbles into a horrific nightmare that shatters her life...

Eighteen years on, Dena, unaware of her mother's past, heads to the lake to make out with her boyfriend. Both mother and daughter are about to be plunged into a legacy of terror from which there seems no escape.

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Praise for The Lake: A chilling tale in which history repeats itself

  • In Laymon's books, blood doesn't so much as drip as explode, splatter and coagulate - Independent

  • No one writes like Laymon and you're going to have a good time with anything he writes - Dean Koontz

  • A gut-crunching writer - Time Out

  • A brilliant writer - Sunday Express

  • The author knows how to sock it to the reader - The Times

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Richard Laymon

Richard Laymon was born in Chicago in 1947 and grew up in California. Four of his books have been shortlisted for the Bram Stoker Award, which he won in 2001 with THE TRAVELLING VAMPIRE SHOW. Among his many acclaimed works of horror and suspense are THE STAKE, SAVAGE, AFTER MIDNIGHT and the four novels in the Beast House Chronicles: THE CELLAR, THE BEAST HOUSE, THE MIDNIGHT TOUR and FRIDAY NIGHT IN BEAST HOUSE. He died in February 2001.

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