Ray Simon has no interest in returning to Blackwater, West Virginia, a small town connected to a part of his childhood that people say doesn't exist, and that he'd rather not remember. But when a desperate call from a friend and fellow survivor brings Ray back to Blackwater, memories and secrets start surfacing. Secrets that threaten the life and sanity of Ray and of those he befriend in town.
While I'm not sure if Blackwater Lights pulls from the C'thulhu mythos directly, the story embodies the consuming desperation, confusion, and dark madness of the mythos in a contemporary thriller setting. An engaging, twisted read.
Advanced Reader Copy copy courtesy of Netgalley; differences may exist between uncorrected galley text and the final edition.