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Publisher's Summary

From an Edgar Award-winning author comes the gripping and unexpected tale of a lost town and the dark secrets that lie beneath the glittering waters of an East Texas lake.

Daniel Russell was only 13 years old when his father tried to kill them both by driving their car into Moon Lake. Miraculously surviving the crash - and growing into adulthood - Daniel returns to the site of this traumatic incident in the hopes of recovering his father's car and bones. As he attempts to finally put to rest the memories that have plagued him for years, he discovers something even more shocking among the wreckage that has ties to a twisted web of dark deeds, old grudges, and strange murders.  

As Daniel diligently follows where the mysterious trail of vengeance leads, he unveils the heroic revelation at its core.

©2021 Joe R. Lansdale (P)2021 Mulholland Books

Critic Reviews

"Highly enjoyable.... Populated with an admirable array of laughable miscreants, this droll, savage novel is vintage Lansdale. The author's storytelling powers remain as strong as ever." (Publishers Weekly)

"[A] down-and-dirty riff on Double Indemnity, a provocative new variation on James M. Cain’s noir classic...an enjoyably cynical cruise down the back roads to perdition." (Lisa Henricksson, Airmail)

"Southern crime legend Joe Lansdale channels his best James M. Cain world vision.... Readers can expect to be transported in the usual Lansdale fashion, as nobody does those East Texas period details quite like Lansdale, who always delivers with a finely-crafted, engaging, compulsive crime story in his home terrain." (Dwyer Murphy, CrimeReads)

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Crime Noir Thriller

Whenever a new Joe Lansdale novel is released, my expectations are extremely high and MOON LAKE certainly lives up to those high expectations. MOON LAKE is an excellent stand alone murder mystery with very memorable characters and interesting twists. Listening to MOON LAKE was a great experience and I plan to revisit this audiobook in the future.

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nah

Waste of time and audible credit. Sad but true. Sorry. Pretty toothless reading. I'd give it about a one of five.

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Wow

Wow!!!! You can’t beat this story… Not with 18 sticks. You’re wasting time by not starting it yet.

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love lansdale stories!

I've enjoyed everything that I have listened to and read from Lansdale. His creative descriptions of scenes tend to make me smile or even laugh out loud at times. His Hap and Leonard stories have been my favorites, but these others are also very enjoyable. Moon lake is completely worth every minute.

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Enjoyable

Excellent narration. I was never confused about who was speaking regardless of the context.

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  • j d russell
  • 08-20-21

Good southern gothic

Please do more of Joe's books. Would love to listen to The Bottoms and A Fine Dark Line.

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