Book review: The Devil of Echo Lake (Douglas Wynne)
Billy Moon is a drugged-up rock star, convinced that he has sold his soul to the devil. Jake is an assistant sound engineer, working insane hours in an industry where stress and overwork are intoxicating, addictive drugs. Trevor Rail, Billy’s agent and producer, is an ominous mystery. Is he human or devil? And who invisibly plays the piano in the old chapel? Why does the ghost of a woman haunt the woods? What is the bestial devil that lurks near Echo Lake?
The Devil of Echo Lake is an engrossing, fast-moving story. I’d classify it as horror-thriller, but it’s my very favorite kind of horror–one that reveals the monsters that lurk within each of us. It’s hard to say more without giving the story away, so I won’t. I did enjoy this novel very much. There’s enough detail to be convincing, but not too much that it slows the story down. The descriptions of the woods, the encounters with the supernatural, etc, are beautifully done. Jake was low key–a solid, hard-working guy–and likeable. Billy started out as unlikeable, but by the end, I did like him and applauded the ending of the novel.
All in all, an excellent read. Highly recommended.
Disclaimer: I received this book free through a LibraryThing giveaway.
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