People are dying at Strong Lake and the worst is yet to come. A group of two couples take a trip to Strong Lake, a campground on an Indian reservation for a weekend of camping. Only one person, Reese, will come out alive.
In the beginning I really wasn’t sure if I was going to enjoy this story if it was filled with Reese’s very unlikable girlfriend Jessica and their fighting. The girl is just insufferable.
“Once upon a time, I’d thought she was pretty. Then I’d gotten to know her.”
As the first night progressed Reese feels things are just off. Feelings of being watched and hearing strange things no one else hears. “You’re not welcome here.” When he wakes in the morning Reese finds everyone else has been slaughtered.
This book was so well done- a great horror story, a full background of the Native Americans, their beliefs and superstitions as well as police involvement with Detective Greyeyes as she tries to piece together what happened. Loved the author’s writing, very vivid and complete yet never losing the reader at any point since each moment is really important and gripping. I felt deeply for these characters and almost regretted coming to the end of the story. Absolutely fabulous anytime but especially the Halloween season! I look forward to J.H. Moncrieff’s next one.
*My thanks to NetGalley and FlameTree Press for a digital ARC. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*