|I was curious about this book because it is unusual in that
its an acclaimed YA novel written in German and then translated into English.
Its not really Science Fiction, or even Paranormal Romance maybe Mysterious
Romance if there is such a thing. There are classic horror scene-setting elements, but if
there are actual supernatural forces operating here, theyre not revealed in this
It does seem that something odd is going on at Grace College, high in the
Canadian Rockies, and a long way from anywhere, and theres definitely something
peculiar about that lake.
The book does take a long while to get going though, and about a third of the way
through I was starting to think that all this slogging through teenage angst and
adolescent relationships wasnt going to be worth it. Well, I was wrong. By the time
we finally find the murder victim (about 2/3 through the book) Kuhn has built up the pace,
established the characters, and even tossed in a dose of philosophy
It all works out
to a satisfactory conclusion, with sufficient mystery remaining to make the reader want to
go find the next book. Oh, and theres a nice little bombshell right in the