this book, the first in the INDIAN LAKE TRILOGY, was published in 2019. it won the bram stoker award for that year; it has this (cheesy? arresting?) interesting trompe-l’œil design on the cover, like it’s been torn in two; and i find the premise intriguing, so i pick it up. i start reading it. and a few chapters in, i don’t quite know how i feel. still intrigued, i suppose. the nostalgia factor and shared interest in horror (excuse me, “slashers”) as a genre, keeps me keen. (actually, while i like horror, ’80s slashers are probably my least favorite sub-genre within it.) will keep on reading + report my findings soon. xxx bookworm