Dead in the Water

Carol Davis, who got her start in publishing with two Quantum Leap (freaking loved that show!) tie-in novels and has been playing around in Hugh Howey’s Silo Saga, released her latest novel Dead in the Water earlier this week.

[Side note: She's also a pretty damn fine editor in her own right, and recently did some work on my forthcoming short story, Consumption. Many kudos to her for braving that!]

For a limited time, Dead in the Water is on sale for only $2.99! Check it out at Amazon.

I bought it earlier today and have it locked into my reading queue. I’m a bit of a sucker for journalistic heroes and supernatural shenanigans, so putting them together is a sure-fire way to pique my interest. The blurb has a bit of a John Connolly ring to it, and one Amazon reviewer calls it “spine-tingling, creepy…. Her writing is sharp, and in this case, not for the feint [sic] of heart. She isn’t afraid to scare her readers, putting her protagonists in terrifying situations, only to play out their fears for the readers to see.”

Dead in the Water looks to be the first in a great new supernatural mystery series. Here’s the official description:

Nick Moore and Terry Banner investigate sleaze and mayhem for “The Investigators”… a website that’s been at the top of the Internet heap for several years. But reader interest has been sliding, and they’re desperate for a new scoop, something lurid and attention-grabbing. Something that will grab their readers by the throat and refuse to let them go.

Thompson Lake, a tiny town in New York’s Adirondack Mountains, seems to fill the bill. Seventeen people have died there under mysterious circumstances — a situation no one wants to talk about.

For good reason.

Welcome to Thompson Lake, Moore & Banner. It’s a great place to visit… but you might not get out alive.


via Dead in the Water.

Michael Patrick Hicks

Michael Patrick Hicks is the author of the science fiction novels Convergence, an Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award 2013 Quarter-Finalist, and Emergence. His work has appeared in several anthologies, and he has written for the websites Graphic Novel Reporter and Audiobook Reviewer. In between compulsively buying books and adding titles that he does not have time for to his Netflix queue, he is hard at work on his next story.

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