A suspense thriller set in the Ozarks from the New York Times–bestselling author of The Night Caller, who “knows how to make you shiver” (Harlan Coben).
When the men find him, the boy’s legs look like they were run through a wood-chipper. He’s bleeding heavily and near death, but he still has strength to tell them of the monster that attacked him: a dark, massive creature that emerged from the bottom of the lake. The child dies before he can say more.
Sheriff Billy Wintone has seen too much superstition, drunkenness, and rage in this small Ozarks town to believe the delirious boy’s tale of a monster lurking under the lake’s dark waters. Like it or not, however, Wintone must scour the woods for the man or beast who killed the child before the start of fishing season. When another body is found chewed to pieces, the Sheriff begins to wonder what evil lies at the bottom of Big Water Lake.
From an Edgar Award winner who’s been called “one of the masters” by Ridley Pearson and earned widespread praise from critics for his terrifyingly suspenseful novels, this is an unforgettable story of the darkness hidden in a small mountain town. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Lutz, including rare photos and never-before-seen documents from the author’s personal collection.