Dark Side Under the Lake of a Southern Town

This book is part mystery, part ghost story, part legend, part romance, and part history. Each of these aspects is perfectly written to make this an excellent book. To give away any of the plot would be an injustice to anyone who hasn't read this book.

This book is a mesmerizing psychological thriller about the dark underside of a Southern town and its inhabitants. The story begins with his entanglement in a subtle, but relentless battle waged by the autocratic town father and the local sheriff against an outcast family, ravaged by its origins.

Under the Lake may be Stuart Wood's all time best. All the elements of mystery & thrillers fiction are present with the mystery, crooked cops, people with power and plenty to hid. The impounded waters of a private electrical generating facility cover many secrets. John Howell's retreat to write a biography of a minor businessman and escape from his floundering career and crumbling marriage turns to disaster as the bottle claims his life. But Howell is haunted by a ghost and the image of a house buried under the lake.

When download or buy this Under the Lake this one will make the Stone Barrington series seem like formula writing. It puts Stuart Woods in the ranks of Barbara Kingsolver, Phillip DePoy and others who write of the Appalachian hills and Corp of Engineers flood control projects.

Stewart Woods has written some of the best suspense books that have ever had the pleasure of reading. They are the kind f books that tend to stay with you long after you have finished them. I'm afraid though, try as I might, this one just didn't measure up. The premise was interesting and the storyline moved along, but I felt at times it was choppy and disconnected and just didn't reflect the talent you usually find glaringly apparent in other novels by this author. The plot was unbelievable at times even for a fictional story. For me, this one just fell flat. There is a quote on the front of the book from Stephen King stating this book "scared the living Hell out of him," either he spooks easier than we thought or he owed the publishing house for this book a favor. It was comical at times, frustrating in parts and even slow at some points, but it was anything but scary.