Falcon Lake wants vengeance. And so, it seems, does someone else... An intense, heart-rending psychological thriller to accompany the chilling and seductive Fracture
When Decker drags his best friend Delaney’s lifeless body out of the frozen lake, he makes a deal: Anyone but her. Everyone but her. The lake releases her. It takes another...
All their friends blame Delaney for Carson’s death. But Decker knows the truth: Delaney is drawn to those who are dying, and she would have tried to help Carson.
Or so Decker believes until a body lies in front of him in a pool of water on his kitchen floor. Until he sees in Delaney’s eyes that she knew this would happen too – and she said nothing. Until he realises it isn’t the lake that is looking for revenge – Delaney is part of someone else’s plan.
This powerful and emotionally charged psychological thriller follows Megan Miranda’s stunning debut Fracture.
5 stars - Edgy and different, this one brings the idea of growing up and dealing with lives setbacks to a whole new level.
First Impression...When I first saw this book, the cover of the lake was what I saw. I was taken back that it wasn't as compelling as the cover for Fracture. Then they changed the cover for the paperback edition and I thought, oh I like that better. But, truth be told,...this cover with the lake fits the books so much better.
I was excited to read this one as I loved Fracture. It a great example of stepping outside the box and making a book that stands above the rest.
The Characters...The very best part of this book is Decker! This book is from his point of view. After reading from Dalaney's POV in the first book, I really enjoyed the change. I wish my words could capture the feel of being in Decker's head. He's dealing with a huge issue and being a jerk about it. I get his side. I love that he acts like a guy about things. I liked that he kinda rambled through things trying to get his head straight. It felt like he was growing as he figured things out. I loved that about him and it made him very real. Dalaney is still very much Dalaney. I thought she was very patient with Decker. Hehe.
The Story...It wasn't what I was expecting, it was better. I loved that edgy feel of Fracture and this one had all of that and more. I really think I enjoyed this one more that Fracture and I think the male POV was the reason. Decker is beginning to believe that Falon Lake is after them. What other explanation could there be? As he tries to reassure others and deal with his own doubts, he must face even more struggles than he did in book one. And now he must do it while trying to coming to terms with some very real problems. The combination made this one seem very real but also on the edge of paranormal. I really liked how the story toes the line between the two genres.
The Writing... Megan Miranda's style in this series is perfect for the story. It has a rambling poetic praise kinda feel to it and it fits the mood of Decker very well. Certain things are restated in a poetic form and the darker elements were reminiscent of Poe. I enjoyed it. It was just what I needed - different.