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Devil's Lake

Devil's Lake

356K Reads 12.5K Votes 29 Part Story
Angela Merlo By light-in-darkness Completed

A young woman tormented by anxiety meets a man with the power to compel her fears away.
Anxiety disorders suck. Depression sucks. But when they get in the way of getting a job or making friends, graduating high school can feel like walking the plank. So on the day of her graduation, Alison Halse drives out to Devil's Lake and tries to end her life. Only, a new solution presents itself. 

His name is Philip Dussault, and she feels drawn to him like a moth to a flame. He seems to have control over everyone he interacts with. But of course, that has to be her imagination. Isn't it? She usually shies away from making eye-contact, but when she finally does, something changes, and it's not just the color of his eyes. Something inside her shifts, wipes away her anxiety and depression and gives her . . . freedom! 

But when she still declines following him home and offers her number instead, she's left obsessing about him for weeks and frets about the fact that he won't call. Perhaps if she goes back to Devil's Lake, she'll find him. Only she can't tell her family. After all, some believe a dark spiritual presence resides in that lake, and no one in her family ever goes there without lying.

#3 in Paranormal 4/6/16
Ranks high in #paranormalromance and hashtags related to anxiety disorders
3rd place winner in @The_Night_Shift 's Killer First Scene contest (4/10/16)
CBY Book of the Month October 2014

"I've always been blown away by the skill Angela displays in her writing. Devil's Lake is a paranormal story unlike any other. The main character is multi-layered and the plot unpredictable in every way. I'm dying to know what will happen!!" -- @julietlyons , author of the frequent #1 ranking Wattpad paranormal story, "My True Love Ghost", and the "Dating the Undead" vampire series soon to be published by Source Books.

Cover Art:
Model: Marie Sirena
Photographer: Brian Kristoph, Natural Imaging

Jacklyn Jacklyn Apr 17
OMG the trailer is amazing, I ❤️ the haunting song. I cannot wait to start!!
Nayumi_Nay Nayumi_Nay May 14, 2016
Your book cover is amazing.  It's what caught my attention.  I can't wait to read the rest of the chapters.
UniqueBabydoll16 UniqueBabydoll16 Apr 08, 2016
Awesome!!! What's the name of this song. Is this the edited version or not. I'm a little, OK maybe a lot, late.
pinkforest pinkforest Apr 28, 2016
The trailer caught my attention even before I read the description. Exceptional!
Sandrafairy Sandrafairy Mar 01
Soo i am 20 years old and i had my first anxious panic attack a few monthes back, i am better now! It felt like it would never go away but it did. I will make an attemt to read this book! Thankss
Actually my real name is MIA MIKAELA LEDON CATAPUSAN I just like the name samantha and the numbers are my birthday jan 21, 2006 what a coincidence!