My first Stuart Woods book and I was not disappointed! Very well written, it's one of those stories that keep you reading. The characters are real with flaws just like anyone else, and the story is really believable.
A real page turner! I loved it!
This book was soooooooo good!!! A writer moves into a small cabin by a lake in order to work on his latest book. He soon finds himself seeing apparitions of a little girl in his cabin and a house out in the lake. Why are the townspeople, especially the sheriff and the town's founder so wary of him? Who is the little ghost girl? Not only does this book have the supernatural element, it also has murder, drug dealers, and dirty cops. A stellar book!
A one-time ace reporter rents a cabin in a backwoods Georgia town, then stumbles upon and determines to solve the town mystery, which involves a seemingly affable sheriff, an autocratic town father and an incest-ridden family whose once-prosperous farm now lies under a lake. He joins forces with a plucky female reporter bent on proving that the sheriff is "dirty," and there's never a dull moment as the story surges toward its exciting climax.
The Edgar Award-winning author of Chiefs (basis of a TV miniseries) and the bestselling Deep Lie now offers a highly readable if somewhat overheated thriller-cum-gothic that includes murder, drug smuggling, faith healing, hallucinations, revenants and incest. A one-time ace reporter rents a cabin in a backwoods Georgia town, then stumbles upon and determines to solve the town mystery, which involves a seemingly affable sheriff, an autocratic town father and an incest-ridden family whose once-prosperous farm now lies under a lake. He joins forces with a plucky female reporter bent on proving that the sheriff is "dirty," and there's never a dull moment as the story surges toward its exciting climax. The conclusion is a little too far-fetchedbut by that time readers have had more than their money's worth
What lies submerged under the lake at Sutherland, Ga? What secrets, sins and horrors? Those rumors of corruption, incest and hideous savagery long ago, can they be true? And the lights under the lkae, that strange little girl -- Are they warnings of terrible danger?
One of my favorite Stuart Woods stories. Starts slowly, but then the intensity builds, until it ends with a great twist. I was expecting it to be a lot scarier, but it was no scarier than most thrillers.
situated on a peaceful lake in the prettiest part of the north georgia mountains sutherland sems like a nice town warm and quiet .the kindof place where families know thir neighborss and children can grow up safe.but this picture-perfect hamlet harbors a dark evil-whispered rumors of greed,incest,and savagery.
An okay story that evokes the small town in Georgia well. The main character is someone I lost patience with over his boozing (as another, wise, character remarks on). My main issue with it didn't come until very near the end when an outlandish coincidence is sprung on the reader. The supernatural aspect is pretty much underplayed in favor of a plot about trying to uncover shady goings-on by a prominent figure in the town.
This was memorable and Just a Classic Stuart Woods Story! I was glued to the book from the first page!..Woods, as usual weaves an interesting and at times heart stopping tale that twists & turns right up to the last page! This is a Keeper! (But please pass it on!):-)
My second Stuart Woods book. I was pleasantly surprised at the supernatural twist this one has, or maybe it doesn't, Woods leaves us wondering. I loved his character creation, we really get to know them, and their motivations. I will definitely read more Stuart Woods novels,