Author: Jeff Gunhus
Genre: Thriller / Horror
Suffering from writer’s block, novelist Rachel Ames escapes to a lake cabin to calm her mind and regain a sense of herself. The location is perfect. Isolated. Beautiful. Inspiring. It even comes with a good-looking landlord who shows an interest in her. But she can’t shake the sense that something terrible has followed her to the lake, something just beyond her consciousness, something out on the edge where the sounds of a raging fire and sirens linger whenever she slows down to listen. Determined to make the cabin work, she tries to settle in and give her new life a chance. But when strange things begin to happen around her, she wonders if she’s made a terrible mistake. As the darkness that’s followed her manifests itself in inexplicable ways, her concept of reality is stretched thin and she realizes nothing at the lake is what it seems. As she fights to survive with her sanity intact, she understands too late that the location she’s chosen for herself is far from perfect.
Mel's review: The plot isn't very original (writer's block, novelist goes to cabin to find inspiration, creepy stuff happens) but Jeff Gunhus gives it a few twists that make it interesting. Somewhat predictable at times, but still enjoyable.
Lanie's review: Predictable or not, I love this type of story. I devoured this at lightning speed, and I couldn't put it down. Rachel is amazing. She's a little strange and quirky, typical for an author I guess (haha) but I liked that about her.
Jilly's review: Creepy cabin, getting warned by people living nearby that something is up, the protagonist goes through a lot of emotional turmoil that keeps you guessing if it's all real or all in her mind, what more can you want from a horror story? If you like your horror with a twist, I wholeheartedly recommend this one!