By Michael M. Hughes
Michael M. Hughes’s Blackwater Lights combines the eldritch horror of H. P. Lovecraft with the supernatural thrills of Dean Koontz.
whilst Ray Simon gets a determined name from his early life buddy Kevin, begging him to return stopover at, Ray can’t say no. Kevin can provide to clue him in on stunning discoveries he has made approximately bizarre, half-forgotten occasions of their past—events linked to a summer time camp close to Kevin’s domestic within the small city of Blackwater, West Virginia.
but if Ray arrives, Kevin is nowhere to be discovered. So Ray does a few investigating of his personal, in simple terms to discover that no documents exist of the camp. but he isn't on my own in trying to find info. There are Lily, a gorgeous redhead with uncanny seductive powers; Crawford, a filthy rich collector of artwork and other people; and Micah, the mysterious chief of the Church of the Open Door. them all are searching for information regarding the rumored camp. and they're all interested—very interested—in Ray.
Then a middle of the night stumble upon with unusual floating lighting fixtures sparks a go back of previous memories—vivid yet fractured photographs that hang-out Ray’s waking hours with intimations of terror and cruelty. whatever dreadful occurred at that camp in the past. whatever was once woke up there. Now, with assistance from his new buddy Ellen, a waitress on the neighborhood diner, Ray needs to navigate a direction via insanity and murder—a course that leads inexorably to an all-but-forgotten evening in his adolescence . . . and to a way forward for unbelievable horror.
Praise for Blackwater Lights
“Disturbing, surreal, and spooky as hell, Blackwater lighting is a brilliantly written debut, marking Michael M. Hughes as a expertise to watch.”—Tim Lebbon, writer of Coldbrook and the poisonous urban trilogy
“Blackwater Lights is a paranoid thrill-ride that deftly combines secret, sci-fi, and horror parts right into a modern day conspiracy story. a magnificent debut that builds to a lovely, action-filled conclusion.”—Cemetery Dance magazine
“Blackwater Lights has motion, experience, intercourse, love, clothier medications, and violent loss of life, all woven right into a globe-spanning paranormal conspiracy. I suggest, rather, what’s to not like? contemplate this my legitimate request for a sequel.”—F. Paul Wilson, writer of the Repairman Jack novels and The Adversary Cycle
“A harrowing and riveting thrill journey. Hughes is a welcome boost to the dark-fiction ranks.”—Scott Nicholson, writer of The crimson Church