Thursday, August 22, 2013

"Cradle Lake" Book Review

Cradle Lake” by Ronald Malfi

Award winner Ronald Malfi brought my complete senses into a haunting novel. There, I embrace a thrilling horror that is best described as memorable. I won’t soon forget the anxiousness as I rush from one page to the next to find out just what happens next.
Alan and Heather Hammerstun had a bad run of things in New York, so when Alan discovers his uncle Phillip, who he hasn’t seen in a long time, wills him his house in North Carolina, he thinks it’s a perfect plan for them to start over.

But he couldn’t be more wrong.

Their new home is not picturesque; it has its problems and needs a lot of attention. The people living in the town and the actual town itself seem to be concealing a secret. And Alan finds out what it is—Cradle Lake. Seems innocent enough, but it’s evil bubbling about, not peaceful waters.

Suffering from depression and dealing with past attempted suicides, Heather struggles to find her way. Just when Alan and Heather think they can be a family again, the real facts about the lake materialize, but it’s too late. Even neighbors who try to friend them can’t help. Alan is caught in a web of paranoia, a house that is alive in its own right, and a town he thinks is crazy.

Absolutely recommended if you like a great horror. I look forward to more of Malfi’s work.

No comments:

Blog Gadget