An Indie Bestseller!
New York Times bestselling author Katherine Arden returns with another creepy, spine-tingling adventure in this follow-up to the critically acclaimed Small Spaces and Dead Voices.Until next time.
That was chilling promise made to Ollie, Coco and Brian after they outsmarted the smiling man at Mount Hemlock Resort. And as the trio knows, the smiling man always keeps his promises. So when the lights flicker on and off at Brian's family's inn and a boom sounds at the door, there's just one visitor it could be. Only, there's no one there, just a cryptic note left outside signed simply as —S.
The smiling man loves his games and it seems a new one is afoot. But first, the three friends will have to survive a group trip to Lake Champlain where it's said Vermont's very own Loch Ness monster lives. When they’re left shipwrecked on an island haunted by a monster on both land and sea, Brian's survival instincts kick in and it's up to him to help everyone work together and find a way to escape.
One thing is for sure, the smiling man is back and he wants a rematch. And this time Brian is ready to play.
Katherine Arden is the New York Times
bestselling author of the Winternight trilogy and the Small Spaces quartet. In addition to writing novels, she enjoys aimless travel, growing vegetables, and running wild through the woods with her dog. She lives in Vermont.
Praise for Dark Waters:An Amazon Best Book – August 2021
“Arden skillfully blends
a creature feature with a survival tale, taking the series into new territory without deviating from its successful formula. The deliberate pacing maintains a palpable sense of dread
, equally anxiety-inducing and terrifying. . . Another deliciously hair-raising
entry in a series that continues to make a huge splash.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Describing the creepy setting
where all the action takes place with cinematic detail
, Arden piles on the terror
, weaving in Lake Champlain history and pirate lore.” —Buffalo News
“The ending definitely ramped up the stakes
once more and I’m now anxiously awaiting the conclusion to this dark, creepy middle-grade series
. If you haven’t picked up this series yet, now is the perfect time to do so, if only to suffer with us all through the wait for the final book.” —The Nerd Daily
. . . Arden’s expert pacing
and vivid descriptions
ratchet up the tension deliciously, build eerie atmosphere
, and make for some truly scary
moments . . . [and] a tense cliff-hanger
, which will leave readers on the hook
for the next installment.” —Booklist