Author: Sarah Bailey
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Release Date: 2017-05-24
There were a few minutes when I was alone with her in the autopsy room. I felt wild. Absent. Before I could stop myself I was leaning close to her, telling her everything. The words draining out of me as she lay there. Her long damp hair hanging off the back of the steel table. Glassy eyes fixed blindly on the ceiling. She was still so beautiful, even in death. Our secrets circled madly around the bright white room that morning. Rocking back and forth on my heels as I stood next to her, I knew how far in I was again, how comprehensively her death could undo me. I looked at Rosalind Ryan properly for the last time before breathing deeply, readying myself, letting her pull me back into her world, and I sank down, further and further, until I was completely, utterly under. A beautiful young teacher has been murdered, her body found in the lake, strewn with red roses. Local policewoman Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock pushes to be assigned to the case, concealing the fact that she knew the murdered woman in high school years before. But that's not all Gemma's trying to hide. As the investigation digs deeper into the victim's past, other secrets threaten to come to light, secrets that were supposed to remain buried. The lake holds the key to solving the murder, but it also has the power to drag Gemma down into its dark depths. The Dark Lake is an addictive crime thriller, a mesmerising account of one woman's descent into deceit and madness, and a stunning debut that is already causing a stir around the world.
Author: Sarah Bailey
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: 2017-05-30
A tight-knit community is shocked by revelations from decades past in this "enthralling" (Associated Press) literary mystery that "will keep you racing toward the end" (Lisa Gardner). The lead homicide investigator in a rural town, Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock is deeply unnerved when a high school classmate is found strangled, her body floating in a lake. And not just any classmate, but Rosalind Ryan, whose beauty and inscrutability exerted a magnetic pull on Smithson High School, first during Rosalind's student years and then again when she returned to teach drama. As much as Rosalind's life was a mystery to Gemma when they were students together, her death presents even more of a puzzle. What made Rosalind quit her teaching job in Sydney and return to her hometown? Why did she live in a small, run-down apartment when her father was one of the town's richest men? And despite her many admirers, did anyone in the town truly know her? Rosalind's enigmas frustrate and obsess Gemma, who has her own dangerous secrets--an affair with her colleague and past tragedies that may not stay in the past. Brilliantly rendered, THE DARK LAKE has characters as compelling and mysteries as layered as the best thrillers from Gillian Flynn and Sophie Hannah.
Author: Sheldon D. West
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2009-09-02
During the lowest point of his life, Sky Logan meets Claire Miller, a teenage Amish girl who lives at the Dark Lake Wildlife Preserve. Despite their conflicting beliefs, they fall in love and spend time with each other almost everyday. One day Claire disappears after an accident, and the authorities have no record of her and her family’s existence. Who is Claire and why did she disappear?
Author: Sarah Bailey
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Australian fiction
A beautiful young teacher has been murdered, her body found in the lake, strewn with red roses. Local policewoman Detective Sergeant Gemma Woodstock pushes to be assigned to the case, concealing the fact that she knew the murdered woman in high school years before. But that's not all Gemma's trying to hide. As the investigation digs deeper into the victim's past, other secrets threaten to come to light, secrets that were supposed to remain buried. The lake holds the key to solving the murder, but it also has the power to drag Gemma down into its dark depths.
Author: Clare Revell
Publisher: Pelican Ventures Book Group
Release Date: 2018-09-21
Archaeologist Dr. Lou Fitzgerald is used to unexpected happenings, and they don't usually faze her. After surviving a childhood disability, and dealing with an unfair boss, Lou has learned the art of rolling with the punches. But when she arrives at Dark Lake, what was supposed to be a simple archaeological dig is beyond even her wildest imaginations. Landowner Evan Close has his own reasons for keeping the secrets of Dark Lake, and this attractive interloper is a menace. Her precious dig threatens to bring his house of cards tumbling down around him, and he feels helpless to stop it. It soon becomes apparent there are dark forces at work, and Lou's simple assignment turns into a mystery. Solving that mystery comes with a steep price.
Author: R V Johnson
Publisher: Lost In New World Publishing
Release Date: 2016-12-13
The Flow of Power Rages On. Faced with a choice that could save or destroy those Crystalyn loves, madness looms at the edge of her broken mind. Jade's aura-reading ability develops, evolving beyond wholesome. Garn's enslavement ends, something far worse taking its place. Determined to destroy the foundation of power on Astura, the hooded man's intrigues wreak havoc on the land. A brilliant Dark robe executes a bold plan that, if successful, will unleash a great malevolence. Enduring in the shadows for millennia, a new influence emerges. Gaining strength from others, its alien cunning has subjugated entire worlds with none the wiser. With peril lurking everywhere, Crystalyn's great and brittle strength becomes ever more imperative to her friends' and families' welfare...but only if she can hold up. The epic saga continues in this action-packed second novel of The Flow of Power series. **
On a warm September evening as the last shards of twilight reflect off the water and pass into the shadows of the night, Jason Maher pilots his antique 1937 Hacker speedboat slowly around the lake for the first time in over sixteen years. After a failed marriage and the death of his father, Jason has returned to Mahermar, his family’s Lake George estate, to start a new life. He finds a new love, but a chance encounter with a relic from the past threatens to take her away as a forty-three year old mystery begins to unfold. Together they are confronted with a tangled web of deception and murder, which stretches from the1940’s to the present. Drawn to the past and its grim secrets, they must uncover the link that ties them both to the mystery before it’s too late. The Dark Side of the Lake weaves a tale of romance and intrigue played out along millionaire’s row on Lake George. Old mansions, money, and power provide a backdrop for those who would murder to protect a dark secret from the past.
Eight years ago, Donnie Davis' world was ripped apart on his sixth birthdayothe day his mother was killed in Black Lake. His subconscious mind refuses to unlock the terrible events that took place that day and he fears he's the one responsible for her death. His father swears Donnie was miles away when tragedy struck. But what his father swears doesn't match the nightmare that plagues Donnie. That same summer, the sacred burial ground of the Pictaw tribe lay in jeopardy of being desecrated. Business entrepreneurs bought land near the great burial rock with plans to build a resort on the lake. The government refused to stop these men, so the Pictaw chief brought to life the legend of Black Lake. Ne-mu-te, the vicious, sly water spirit once again swam the dark waters. Wasis, the white wolf, keeper of souls, roamed the forest. Now, eight years later, Donnie's quest to find the truth about his mother's death threatens to expose the only weapon Crooked Duck, the Pictaw Indian chief, possesses that can stop the destruction of the Pictaw sacred burial ground.
The Sea Priestess is the highly acclaimed novel in which Dion Fortune introduces her most powerful fictional character, Vivien Le Fay Morgan- a practicing initiate of the Hermetic Path. Vivien has the ability to transform herself into magical images, and here she becomes Morgan Le Fay, sea priestess of Atlantis and foster daughter to Merlin! Desperately in love with Vivien, Wilfred Maxwell works by her side at an isolated seaside retreat, investigating these occult mysteries. They soon find themselves inextricably drawn to an ancient cult through which they learn the esoteric significance of the magnetic ebb and flow of the moontides.
Author: John H. Underhill
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2014-08-28
The Master of Darkness is the tyrannical ruler of the western coastal city of Kerballa. In an attempt to extend his rule inland, he has kidnapped the Princess of Time and is holding her prisoner in his castle until she agrees to marry him. The young knight, Red John, is in love with the Princess. He sets out on a quest to free her accompanied by his friend Morduc, an Elven Prince. As they are crossing a river, John is swept away by a flash flood. Morduc continues on their quest alone. During that journey he meets his own true love Marianna, learns to speak Froggan, and survives a trip through dark and dangerous caverns beneath the mountains east of Kerballa. Meanwhile, a jungle tribe far downriver has saved John from the flood. He returns the favor by saving the tribe from the Monkey King. As a reward, he is offered the chief’s daughter and royal rule, but declines, remaining faithful to the Princess. With Palla Nad and Yanibo, two new jungle friends, he arrives at the southern port city of Imbal where they all sign on as performers with a travelling circus. The circus docks at Kerballa on the very same day that Morduc enters the city disguised as a seedy old street magician. Both are eventually invited to perform at the castle. During their performances they succeed in rescuing the Princess just as lightning bolts begin to rain down upon the castle. The Master of Darkness is presumed dead and buried beneath the smoking rubble. Red John is elected the governor of the newly free Kerballa. In a festive wedding in the town square Red John marries the Princess, and Morduc marries his beloved Marianna.
Elegy for a Lost Star sets the stage for a major turning point in the Symphony of Ages series. The dragon Anwyn--who has lain for three years in deathlike sleep in a grave of rock and black coal is freed by the cataclysm that concluded REQUIEM FOR THE SUN. sisoriented and confused, she remembers only two things-the person who trapped her in dragon form and locked her in the grave-Rhapsody-and an all-encompassing desire to wreak vengeance. Meanwhile, Achmed, the Firbolg king, resumes rebuilding the his shattered home, while a guild of merciless assassins set about taking revenge on him for the killing of their leader. A horribly deformed but magical being finds its way through a carnival of freaks to the palace of an evil despot, who sees in it the potential to be the instrument by which his plans of conquest and brutal domination of a continent will be realized. With the rise of new leaders, good and evil, the long-awaited birth of the Child of Time, the dark plans of assassins and rulers, a confrontation that shakes the relationship of the Three, and a battle to the death between two dragons of unimaginable elemental power, the seeds of chaos are planted for a war that will, by its end, consume half of the world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The past through tomorrow are boldly imagined and reinvented in the twenty-five stories collected in this showcase anthology. Many of the field's finest practitioners are represented here, along with stories from promising newcomers, including: William Barton * Rob Chilson * Tony Daniel * Cory Doctorow * Jim Grimsley * Gwyneth Jones * Chris Lawson * Ian McDonald * Robert Reed * William Browning Spencer * Allen Steele * Michael Swanwick * Howard Waldrop * Cherry Wilder * Liz Williams A useful list of honorable mentions and Dozois's insightful summation of the year in sf round out this anthology, making it indispensable for anyone interested in SF today.
Understanding the effects of light on a subject is one of the most important elements of taking top-quality outdoor photographs. This richly illustrated guide discusses in detail the varying qualities of natural light -- how is affects metering, aperture selection, film speed, mood, and composition -- to help both beginning and experienced photographers improve their images. Practical techniques are offered for low-light situations, sunny skies, overcast days, clouds, reflections, shadows, haze, fog, and more. Includes a gallery of the author's work.
Author: Douglas Niles
Publisher: Wizards of the Coast
Release Date: 2012-09-04
This 2nd novel in the Maztica Trilogy by Douglas Niles brings to life an exotic setting within the Forgotten Realms world. Erix, the former slave girl, and Halloran, the legionnaire, flee from the waves of catastrophe sweeping Maztica. The God of War feasts upon chaos while the desperate lovers strive to escape from enemies on all sides. Finally each is forced into a choice of historical proportions and deeply personal emotion. The gods themselves awaken, and the destruction of the fabulously wealthy continent of Maztica looms on the horizon. Yet Erix bears with her a desperate secret, and with that secret comes the lone hope that Maztica can survive.
Jeff Windsor didn't expect to get mixed up in a drug operation when he drove up to sleepy little Dark Lake, Wisconsin, pop. 64. Finding a beautiful woman to help make the time go by wasn't bad. The trouble started when he decided to write a book about the drug deals. Trouble in the form of murder when he stumbles onto a mob-controlled Indian reservation. Only Jeff's the murder target and the FBI, police and highway patrol want no part of helping him. Is the whole town mixed up in this mess? Jeff thinks he can solve it all by himself. But he may find out that there is no end to the murders and Dark Lake has no bottom.