Castle Lake
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Castle Lake


A terrible tragedy sets in motion a vengeful curse that can turn a girl's sixteenth birthday into her death day. The spirit of profound grief and hatred hangs like a fog over Castle Lake until it can exact its horrific retribution. In the haunting style of Stephen King, award-winning author, Thomas Ryerson, ably touches the simple, natural world of rural life in the nineteenth century with the evil hand of the supernatural.

Title:Castle Lake
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:288 pages

    Castle Lake Reviews

  • Joseph
    Jun 10, 2013

    Castle Lake by Thomas Ryerson is a story that covers 70 years of Murdock family and their property around Castle Lake. I jumped right into the book with out reading other reviews or a synopsis of the ...

  • Naomi
    Jan 13, 2011

    Review as posted on Amazon.comFirst off, I must get something off my chest! Sometimes, Amazon reviewers drive me nuts!! I only thought "blowhards" were reserved for Goodreads..Guess not! Here is a thi...

  • Kerri
    Jun 17, 2012

    Well, it started off… not bad. Then the "not" slowly faded by the second half. I like the premise, but the writing just seemed to get worse as the book went on. I'm wondering if he got halfway throu...

  • Darcy Washburn
    Feb 10, 2011

    I enjoyed this book. The characters were interesting and the storyline was different. The dialogue was choppy but it helped to define the time period and the characters. I would call it more of a "dee...

  • Carol Armstrong
    Mar 20, 2011

    An easy read. Interesting plot. The story in the past was very good. Then, it moved to the present and it was a bit confusing, at first, what generation and relationship the present day characters had...

  • Suzanne
    Feb 11, 2011

    I was fortunate enough to win this book in a good reads giveaway! Thank you good reads! This book was an enjoyable horror story. It was very creepy and it left my skin feel like it was crawling , whic...

  • Linda
    Aug 29, 2012

    I really enjoyed your book. Thank you Thomas A Ryerson for sending it. Did not know I needed to respond on when I received the book so the date listed is not the right date. I received the book at a m...

  • Cassandra
    Jan 14, 2011

    I really enjoyed this story. The love of the family and the coming together to ensure the survival of the one that needed protection was endearing. A good quick read that is best savored on a dark and...

  • Regina
    Aug 15, 2011

    Classic. Ghost story....

  • Silly
    Jan 18, 2011

    I won this book from First Reads. This was a very good book. I enjoyed it and will hopefully be reading the sequel soon. Thank you....

About Thomas A. Ryerson

Thomas A. Ryerson

Just after I was born in 1964, my mother incorrectly wrote my name on the birth record as Thomas Author. My father caught the error, and I was named Thomas Arthur after my grandfather. I was a bright eyed blonde haired youngster, and I always had a vivid imagination. Once I started school in 1969, this vivid imagination handicapped me in an organized class. I was always being distracted by everyth