"An eerily amusing horror tale that will have readers rooting for the characters." - KIRKUS REVIEWS, May 25, 2018
“This reader has been following and becoming committed to the talent of Andrew Demcak since the inception of his career. Now in 2018 Demcak trumps them all with a thrilling novel that incorporates all aspects of his talent – HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH A DEAD GIRL? The plot synopsis shares the direction of this penetratingly fascinating story. Opening the proscenium curtain reveals Demcak’s sensitivity. The novel must be read slowly to savor Demcak’s polished prose and cinematic reveal of a multifaceted very contemporary tale. Another major step for Andrew Demcak.” – Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame, Top 100 Reviewer
Ben D’Argento is a gay, eighteen-year-old, trust-fund kid, rich and handsome. He has the world on a silver platter, right? Nope. He’s been abandoned by his jet-setting parents, his boyfriend just dumped him for a girl (!), and his autistic kid brother has been locked up in a group home. Utterly devastated by all this, Ben steals the keys to his parents cabin the woods, breaks his brother out of the care facility, and drives them up to Fawn Skin Lake. Ben wants nothing more than to get away from the heartache and wagging tongues in Los Angeles and to bond with his younger brother. However, when a thirteen-year-old girl named Flora, who drowned there years before, starts showing up in their vacation home with an ominous warning, Ben discovers she has other plans for them. But there’s something else, something old and evil, looking for fresh blood, lurking right beneath the emerald water of the lake. Maybe Flora knows more about it than she’s telling?
Will Ben find love again in time to save himself and his baby brother from the ‘bad thing’ in the lake? And after living with ghostly Flora all summer, will he finally be able to answer the question: How do you deal with a dead girl?