A rattlesnake, a missing shotgun, a phantom in the mountains and a small town revolt are some of the ingredients in this Carolyn J. Rose novel. Add to that an accidental death, followed by a suicide, fires set by arson, graffiti on the walls of newly constructed lake homes, a mysterious dark-skinned woman and small, carefully crafted stone mounds that magically appear in the moonlight. Mix these together and you have a heart-thumping, mind boggling, suspense filled ride that careens off the logging roads of the Catskill Mountains into a book that defies you to put it down. Who wants to kill Sergeant Dan Stone? Who doesn’t want to kill him becomes more the question.
Hemlock Lake is a ‘walk-in’ novel skillfully weaved by its talented author in first person narrative. The reader, through Dan Stone’s thoughts and words, is privileged to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a Catskill Mountains summer. They feel the emotional and physical pain of life-long bitterness, deception and betrayal. Walking with Rose through the pages of Hemlock Lake is an adventure you won’t want to miss!