Tuesday, May 19, 2020


The Mists of Stone Lake by Mary Cook - Book Blitz + Giveaway

I am so excited that THE MISTS OF STONE LAKE by
Mary Cook is available now and that I get to share the news!

If you haven’t yet heard about this wonderful book by Author Mary Cook, be sure to
check out all the details below.

This blitz also includes a giveaway for a $10 Amazon GC courtesy of Rockstar Book Tours & Mary. So if you’d like a chance to win, check out the giveaway info below.

About The Book:

Author: Mary Cook

Pub. Date: December 15, 2019
Publisher: Mary Cook

Formats: Paperback, eBook, audiobook
Pages: 169
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, Kindle, Audible

Inspired by actual events.

A dark mystery surrounds Stone Lake. A restless soul seeks revenge.

Five friends have made a tragic mistake, that mistake may very well cost them their lives.

Damon Ronald knows he screwed up, but finally, he's getting his life together. But
will it be too late?


Contains graphic violence

Contains violent sex situations.

What reviewers are saying:

“Gut-wrenching, tear-jerking, heartbreaking story.” – Amazon Review

“It’s dark, brutal, and horrific, yet it still contains a tender strand of redemption.” – Amazon Review

“I couldn't stop reading it. It's very captivating. This book had me hooked and I loved it.” – Amazon Review

“Echoes of Stephen King and I Know What You Did Last Summer.” – Amazon Review


The first thing Marie noticed when she walked into the house was the
smell, the second thing she noticed was the water. It smelled like the lake,
and there were puddles of murky water all over the house. She followed a trail
down the foyer and was blocked from going any further by the many men and women
going in and out of the bedroom at the end of the hall.

“You didn’t find his body here, did you?”

“I’m not at liberty to discuss that with you.”

She walked back down the hall and into the living room, everything was
exactly where it had been left after he had gone to bed. She looked around,
then started toward the sliding glass door. She looked down at the floor and
realized she had just stepped off the plastic, and onto the rug. There, on the
dirty beige carpet was the outline of a foot. She could clearly see each and
every indentation of the toes. Toes that clearly belonged to a woman. She could
even see the shape of a ring on the second toe. She stared at the footprint for
a long moment before his voice penetrated her thoughts.

“That’s as far as you go. Okay, I let you come in here and look around.
Now it’s time to tell me what you know.”

She turned and walked out of the house, down the pavement, then ducked
under the tape and stood by her car, shaking.

Daniel Morris followed her, then put a hand on her shoulder, “You said
you had information for me.”

Her tear-stained face looked up, “He killed my daughter. If he didn’t, he

He ran his hand through his hair, “You told me you knew who killed him.”

“My daughter did, of course.” She turned and got into her car, then drove
away without another word.

About Mary:

Mary Cook is a retired police detective that lives in a small town right outside a ring of
fire, just on the other side of…no wait, that’s a different character.

Actually retired, with hours and hours to write the next great novel, oh wait…nope
that’s me. Yes, totally retired. Worlds come alive in my head, characters stand
over my shoulder, and sometimes they wake me up at night. All of them want to
come alive, to have their stories written. No matter how I think the story
should go, it goes according to how the character decides it should. An evil
character finds redemption. A beloved character is massacred for no good
reason. They all write their own stories.

The ideas come to me, the character develops a personality, and the result is a book. I
sincerely hope that everyone will love my books, but what I write isn’t for
everyone, and that’s okay. (Is it Mary? You sure you don’t want me to take care
of it?) (Get back in the book, Ann!) I love to write stories that make you
think, maybe make you a little uncomfortable. I am actually a pretty boring
person. Retired, live in a dungeon (my office), two birds and a dog. Every now
and then my husband expects me to come out and interact with the world, and I
do (begrudgingly). Writing is my hobby, I used to do other things with my
hands, crochet, knit…but then I got old(er), and they just don’t work as good as they used to.

On a more personal note, I do have children. I have three grown children, and lots and
lots of grandchildren, with a few great-grandchildren. It’s like they’re in a
competition on who can produce the most. If any of you read the back of the
book, you’ll know that there’s more. But, outside of that, nothing. Boring. So,
I bring life and color into the world through the pages of my books. Every time
someone buys a book, or gives a review, I’m delightfully surprised. My eternal
gratitude to all of you, for reading what I have written, and allowing me to
become a small part of your life.

Giveaway Details:
1 winner will receive a $10 Amazon GC, International.

Ends May 26, 2020. Midnight EST.

1 comment:

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