Greg Herren is a New Orleans-based author and editor. Former editor of Lambda Book Report, he is also a co-founder of the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival, which takes place in New Orleans every May. He is the author of ten novels, including the Lambda Literary Award winning Murder in the Rue Chartres, called by the New Orleans Times-Picayune “the most honest depiction of life in post-Katrina New Orleans published thus far.” He co-edited Love, Bourbon Street: Reflections on New Orleans, which also won the Lambda Literary Award. He has published over fifty short stories in markets as varied as Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine to the critically acclaimed anthology New Orleans Noir to various websites, literary magazines, and anthologies.
Lake Thirteenby Greg Herren
It seemed like a good idea at the time
Every summer three families take a trip togetherthis year it’s to a remote resort in the mountains of upstate New York. Scotty, a teenager who’s just come out, is nervous about how his friends will react to him. A late night visit to an old nearby cemetery seems like a great idea to the bored teens,
It seemed like a good idea at the time
Every summer three families take a trip togetherthis year it’s to a remote resort in the mountains of upstate New York. Scotty, a teenager who’s just come out, is nervous about how his friends will react to him. A late night visit to an old nearby cemetery seems like a great idea to the bored teens, but the old cemetery holds dark secrets hidden for almost a centurysecrets that might have been better left undisturbed.
And what originally seemed like a boring week in the mountains gradually becomes a nightmare of terror for the teens and their families
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- 13 - 17 Years
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This was a nice quick read that kept a good pace. Ghosts and cemetaries are the main topics. Kinda creepy and spooky. There is a underlying story about gay teenagers but it works together with the rest of the story. Overall, a fast paced scary story.
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Lake Thirteen is a ghost story and paranormal mystery that offers fluent writing, interesting characters, and a worthy plot. Three families take a trip together each summer, to a location shown at random. This summer, it’s a remote resort in the mountains of upstate New York, named Lake Thirteen. Scotty, our main character, is nervous about how the other teenagers will react to him, as he just outed himself as being gay. Unfortunately, their reaction to his sexuality will be the least of his worries when they arrive at Lake Thirteen. They go on a late-night visit to a local cemetery, which harbors dark secrets better left undisturbed. Eerie things start to happen. First to Scotty, but then to the other teens as well. Scotty is convinced his boyfriend Marc, who he left back home, is involved or connected to the strange happenings at Lake Thirteen. I love ghost stories, and Lake Thirteen did as it set out to do: it scared me. Not that much, but then again, this is YA horror, and I’m used to reading the genre. But there were some creepy twists and clues I hadn’t seen coming. A great read for fans of YA paranormal mysteries or YA horror.
3.5 Stars from me! What starts out as a joke between a group of teenagers ends up becoming something even more serious than that when they upset ghosts that are haunting the lake they are vacationing at. I do have to say that the parts of the story that involved the ghosts were written extremely well. Even when it came to describing how cold the wind felt, I almost had shivers running through my body. While this was an interesting book to read, it seemed like it was extremely predictable as to how the story was going to end. That didn’t take away too much from the story; I was just upset as to how I figured out what was going to happen next. If you do enjoy reading ghost stories however, then you really should check out this book. I think that you would enjoy it. Review provided by Crystal's Many Reviews