Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Dark Water Sacrifice by Zach Lamb - Book Tour & Review

Dark Water Sacrifice

A parent’s guilt. Desperate choices. The ultimate cost.

The dark water has always called to the Blackwell family.

Devastated by the loss of his daughter, Adam Blackwell flees his hometown of Scarsville, Georgia. 

Something lurks beneath the churning black waters, and its patience is running out.  

Two years later, his father is dead and has left him everything, including the lake where Adam’s daughter drowned. Now, Adam must return to the last place he ever wanted to go and settle the affairs of the man he blames for everything. 

The time has come for the next sacrifice, and it will stop at nothing.

Adam believes it will be a short trip to get the house ready for sale. But the closer he gets to the lake, the more memories return from the worst day of his life.

Living in the past is dangerous, but there is nowhere to hide when the past comes back for you.

Staying in the family home, Adam hears small footsteps in the dark. Soon after, he hears the voice of his daughter. She wants him to join her in the depths of the black lake.

When the waters rise, Adam must decide whether he will begin the slow process of healing and somehow find peace between the world of the living and the dead—or become the next Dark Water Sacrifice… 

Purchase Links

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dark-Water-Sacrifice-Zach-Lamb-ebook/dp/B08Z8P3173

US - https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Water-Sacrifice-Zach-Lamb-ebook/dp/B08Z8P3173

My Review
Dark Water Sacrifice is a horror novel that has, for me, what I call the "Mama Effect". Mama is a horror movie starring Jessica Chastain, and while the movie is really good, I found it more depressing and sad than scary or horrific. This book made me feel the same way. It was really good, but ultimately just made me sad rather than creeped out. But don't let that keep you from reading the book, because it is unsettling at times, and there are some genuinely creepy vibes that will make your skin crawl.
The story follows Adam, a man who must return to his family home after his father dies. The same family home where his young daughter died. 
Hoping it will be a quick trip to tie everything up in a nice, neat bow (after being left the house and land in his father's will), Adam reluctantly leaves Chicago for Georgia. 
But the past is about to catch up to Adam. The lake is waiting. It wants a sacrifice. And it will stop at nothing to drag Adam to its dark, inky depths. 
I really enjoyed this story. Yes, it's sad. Yes, it's creepy. But it's well-written, and it honestly has that feeling of realness to it, where you can imagine yourself right there with the characters. It's easy to get lost within the pages, which is always something I enjoy. 
A story that flows, with an engaging plot that will tug on those heartstrings just a little, Dark Water Sacrifice is the perfect book for a horror fan looking for something new to read.
4 stars!

Author Bio –

Zach Lamb is a fictionist who creates thriller, horror and dark fiction stories. He is the author of The Suicide Killer and Dark Water Sacrifice. Zach has an MFA in creative writing from Southern New Hampshire University. He lives with his wife and kids in the non-fictional town of Ellerslie, Georgia, named after the fictional character Captain Ellerslie from the Waverley Novels.

Social Media Links –

Twitter - https://twitter.com/Zach_LambAuthor

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Zach-Lamb-Author-102039438275213

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