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Daniel Russell was only thirteen years old when his father tried to kill them both by driving their car into Moon Lake. Miraculously surviving the crash—and growing into adulthood—Daniel returns to the site of this traumatic incident in the hopes of recovering his father's car and bones. As he attempts to finally put to rest the memories that have plagued him for years, he ...more
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 288 pages
Expected publication: June 22nd 2021 by Mulholland Books
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    Sadie Hartmann
    Jun 01, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    I’ve yet to encounter a Lansdale I didn’t love. No exception here! MOON LAKE is an absorbing tale following the life of Daniel Russell. A traumatic incident at 13 leaves him orphaned. As fate would have it, Daniel returns to the small town where the incident happened as a journalist following a story He winds up getting tangled up in some very old secrets. Full review coming!!
    Ronald Koltnow
    Apr 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
    To be published by Mulholland Books on 22 June 2021
    A standalone novel by Joe and a tremendously entertaining one. Reading a Joe R. Lansdale novel is like sitting next to a colorful character at a bar. As he tells you his long yarn, you know he's not being completely truthful (in fact, he's making it all up), yet you don't want to miss a word of it. Its like the spinning of a myth. A young man returns to his hometown, where his father had committed suicide and had almost taken the lad with him, t
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    Mike Hughes
    May 28, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: 2021
    My wife and I were lucky enough to get an ARC from the publishers, i actually danced a little jig when they approved her for the ARC. i have had the book preordered since the announcment, and if you didnt know you can preorder the book and get a signed bookplate if you send in a copy of your preorder. check out Joe's facebook page for more details. But do yourself a favor and BUY THIS BOOK.

    Another five star read from one of the best. Joe R Lansdale never ceases to deliver a great story. this one
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    Jojo Ann
    Feb 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    Maybe his best yet.
    Jason Bovberg
    Apr 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
    I’ve been a Joe R. Lansdale fan since … well, not quite the beginning of his career, but pretty close. I remember picking up his groundbreaking weird western Dead in the West at a Fangoria Weekend of Horrors around 1986, and that wasn’t long after he burst onto the scene with his brutal horror novel Act of Love. Later, working for a bookstore in southern California in the early nineties, I discovered (and devoured) his down-n-dirty paperbacks Cold in July, Savage Season, and, of course, The Driv ...more
    Tiger
    May 31, 2021 rated it really liked it
    Another entertaining read from Lansdale.
    Jeanne
    Oct 13, 2020 marked it as to-read-fiction
    Looking forward to 2021!
    Lou
    Jun 11, 2021 rated it it was amazing
    “The moon is up. The water is high. Dark souls walk the earth and cry.”
    —Jerzy Fitzgerald

    “..moonlit memories of the dark depths, the taillights of the Buick going down, down, down.”

    And with this Daniel Russell abandoned by mother and with an aunt somewhere found some early joy in youth staying with the Candles family ones he expressed as:“The Candles are wonderful people. Better than my family ever was.”
    His Christmas present from them contained of one particular set of items, the first John Carte
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    Lynn
    Jun 05, 2021 rated it really liked it
    I loved the first part of the book the most. I think I was hoping this book would be like The Thicket or Edge of Dark Water (two of my favorites by Joe R. Lansdale). This action-adventure turned out to be a tall tale with lots of fighting, some loving, some horror and some laughs. There are lots of mysteries in here, nasty-ass racism (set in 1978 East Texas) and the most disgusting political corruption I've ever come across. Satisfying read. ...more
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