It Came From The Lake by Glenn Rolfe is a tale of murder, teenage angst, and a manmade lake in the woods of Maine housing a dark secret.
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on It Came From The Lake by Glenn Rolfe –
The opening paragraph of It Came From The Lake brings the first blood and immediately sets the tone for the rest of the book!
I loved that the author takes a step back after that first chapter and then slowly dials up the terror once again through the perspectives of different characters. In each chapter, we get to watch as they are slowly pulled toward the lake. I had so much fun getting to know each of them and their reasons for being out in the forest, but only one of them truly knows what dangers are present in the area.
Oh my gosh, and when things started to overlap… Once the action picks back up, it’s a full-out sprint for survival up through the end of the book.
My Favorite Passages from It Came From The Lake –
*Please note that these passages are from the ARC and therefore may have changed before the final copy was released.*
Deana couldn’t believe Kevin would kill for her. Fifteen years of marriage and she never would have guessed he had it in him—but the blood and brains spilling from Henry Owens’ skull, sliding like black mud down the edge of the sheer rock, told her otherwise.
She was not prepared in her darkest of nightmares for the sight of it.
He wasn’t a monster, no—vampires and werewolves were for movies. He was a breathing ghost of sorts, unable to be truly free of his past—but here he was, taking in air just the same.
Stepping from the trees, Leilani found the most breathtaking vision she’d seen since a shirtless Thor first crossed her TV screen. It was a lake, resting here in the comfort of complete silence.
“You can choose to believe or not to believe, but that won’t matter if you go out there. Monsters don’t need you to believe in them. You’re just safer if you do.”
My Final Thoughts on It Came From The Lake –
This was FINALLY my first Glenn Rolfe read! I own four of Glenn’s books that have been sitting on my bookshelf, just waiting for me to get to them. Hopefully this year I finally will. Glenn’s writing is SO darn good.
Creature horror fans, make sure this one is on your radar!
Thanks for reading!
And a shout-out to NetGalley and Alien Agenda Publishing for allowing me to read an ARC of this!