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Gray Lake: A Novel

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Brian and Iggy are suddenly living the urban legends and ghost stories they love as they witness a jet-black car cruising across the fog-laced, moonlit surface of Gray Lake.

At the same moment, in the marshes to the north, the battle for dominance over a troubled gang of small-town meth dealers begins.

For Scott Ignatowski, the demonic car’s arrival heralds a downward spir
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Kindle Edition, 414 pages
Published (first published June 28th 2011)
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Samb
Jul 31, 2012 Samb rated it really liked it
The plot twists and turns as well as the back and forth between the supernatural and reality kept me reading from start to finish. A really good book for a dark and stormy night.
Janice
Aug 25, 2011 Janice rated it it was amazing
This was a very good 70's or 80's ghost story, about drugs and alcohol. The Queen of the lake and how everyone related to her was very interesting.
Gilbert Baron
Jul 22, 2014 Gilbert Baron rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Quote from reviewer Samb "The plot twists and turns as well as the back and forth between the supernatural and reality kept me reading from start to finish. A really good book for a dark and stormy night. "

Well perhaps he liked it. I could not finish. I read 75% of it and still have no idea of what is the point. The first book I simply gave up on. Twists and turns and back and forth and nothing to get hooked on and scary it is not.

Luckily I got this on a free special.

May just be me but it just i
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Patricia
Jun 03, 2015 Patricia rated it really liked it
Different

Definitely not a typical ghost story type read or horror story but not the type of book I normally read either. It wasn't a bad story and the storyline was a good plot. It keeps the readers attention and has you definitely glued to your seat.
Dale
Aug 30, 2012 Dale rated it it was amazing
Brian and Iggy, best friends, have heard of all the ghost stories and urban legends surrounding Gray Lake but they never believed they would witness it firsthand. The ghosts infect their lives and others in the community, leading the reader on a spine tingling journey.

"Gray Lake" is a true ghost story that has something for everyone. Romance,thriller,crime,and fantasy are covered to some extent. You would expect a mixture of genres like that to be convoluted but Bain's writing style combines the
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Jonna
Jul 07, 2013 Jonna rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not sure how to review this. I found myself getting caught up in the story during certain chapters. I felt like I spent the first 150 pages asking myself "what is going on here? who is this talking about again?" So I felt a little disconnected from the story until half way through the book. I felt like I was on that upward chug of a roller coaster, looking over the side going, where am I? What's going to happen?

But by then the story really shifted shapes and that's where you felt like you we
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Debbie Heaton
Feb 11, 2013 Debbie Heaton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In Bain’s supernatural horror novel, teenage friends, Brian and Iggy, find themselves seeking out ghost stories and urban legends as they watch mystified as a car drives across the moonlit surface of Gray Lake. Simultaneously, a gang of meth dealers battle for dominance to the north.

For Iggy, the car sighting heralds a series of dreams; while Brian enters into a dark relationship with a beautiful girl he meets on the lakeshore named Maya.

Soon these events will hurtle Brian, Iggy and others towar
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Daniel
Jun 08, 2015 Daniel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Crap
Eric
Dec 23, 2012 Eric rated it liked it
I thought this one had some slow spots, and the Menger character was one of the few which I felt was well defined. There were also numerous editing issues on my Kindle edition which is never a plus. Overall, it was a fanciful tale though and combined several urban legend scenarios with an ethereal realm in a fashion that held my interest. I would gladly read more from this author.
Robbi Freeman
Aug 20, 2013 Robbi Freeman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I used to read scary novels all the time then Steven King and Dean Koontz seemed to lose their chill. This was a great book that will keep you up at night. Very impressed. The story will keep you wondering and guessing all the way through. A new author for me to bring the scary back to reading.
Heather McBride
Strange book... The story line was good but I think it could have used a few more scary ghosts and left out the "queen"... Jumpy , slow, and confusing in some places, like you had to be hallucinating to understand it... I gave it three stars because most of the main characters were likable...
Kimberley
Nov 30, 2013 Kimberley rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
enjoyable ...finished in a day...kept me interested
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