Storm Lake by Val Tobin (Review)
Thirteen-year-old Rachel and her little brother, Jeff, are looking forward to a weekend of canoeing and spending time with their friends up at the family cottage on Storm Lake. But something terrifying has birthed itself from the trees, and the kids find themselves trapped in an isolated marina fighting for their lives.
Storm Lake is a well written short story about the emergence of a new apex predator that wakes up and devours everything and everyone in its path. We witness this carnage through the eyes of a family vacationing at their summer cabin. There are far too few promising female voices in horror. Val Tobin is one of them to watch. She writes Storm Lake with convincing terror and with characters whom I felt for. I would like to see what else she has in store for her unexpecting readers. I give this atrempt a very solid 4 stars. (My rating would've been closer to 4.5 stars but she broke my one cardinal rule.) If you are a fan of survival