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A House at the Bottom of a Lake

Both seventeen. Both afraid. But both saying yes.

It sounded like the perfect first date: canoeing across a chain of lakes, sandwiches and beer in the cooler. But teenagers Amelia and James discover something below the water’s surface that changes their lives forever.

It’s got two stories.

It’s got a garden.

And the front door is open.

It’s a house at the bottom of a lake.

For the teens, there is only one rule: no questions. And yet, how could a place so spectacular come with no price tag? While the duo plays house beneath the waves, one reality remains:

Just because a house is empty, doesn’t mean nobody’s home.

Praise for A House at the Bottom of a Lake

“Josh Malerman expertly conjures a fairy tale nostalgia of first love, and we follow along, all too willingly, ignoring the warning signs even as the fear takes hold.”

LitReactor.com

“An intimate dive into eerie, ethereal waters.”

Dread Central

“Never has something so scary been so much fun.”

Dark Moon Digest

“Malerman is a daring and crafty storyteller.”

Dead End Follies