The Lake by Preston, Natasha
The Lake [Paperback] Preston, Natasha - Paperback

The Lake [Paperback] Preston, Natasha - Paperback

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Hot on the heels of The Twin, the undisputed queen of YA thrillers is back with a scary and suspenseful read about a summer camp filled with dark secrets.

Esme and Kayla once were campers at Camp Pine Lake. Now they're back as counselors-in-training. Esme loves the little girls in her cabin and thinks it's funny how scared they are of everything--the woods, the bugs, the boys...even swimming in the lake. It reminds her of how she and Kayla used to be. Before...

Because Esme and Kayla did something terrible when they were campers. Something they've kept a secret all these years. They vow that this summer will be awesome. Two months of sun, s'mores, and flirting with the cute boy counselors. But then they get a message:

The secret they've kept buried for so many years is about to resurface.

"[T]he strong buildup...leads to a shockingly satisfying finale. An eerie thriller reminiscent of summer horror movies that will keep readers on edge."--Kirkus

Pays homage to classic summer camp slasher films...horror fans will likely appreciate this paranoia-fueled tale.--Publishers Weekly

Author: Natasha Preston
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Published: 03/02/2021
Pages: 384
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.40w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9780593124970
Age Range: 12-UP

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 3.8
Point Value: 10
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 512289 / Lake

Review Citation(s):
School Library Journal 01/01/2021 pg. 74
Kirkus Reviews 01/01/2021
Publishers Weekly 05/10/2021

About the Author
Natasha Preston is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Cellar, The Cabin, Awake, You Will Be Mine, The Lost, and, her latest, The Twin. A UK native, she discovered her love of writing when she shared a story online--and hasn't looked back. She enjoys writing romance, thrillers, gritty YA, and the occasional serial killer. Visit Natasha online at and follow @AuthorNPreston on Twitter and @authornatashapreston on Instagram.