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Loss Lake


 By:  Amber Cowie 

ISBN: 978-1542042017

Publisher: Lake Union 

Publication Date:  11/10/20 

Format: Paperback 

My Rating:  5 Stars +

Author Q&A Coming Nov! 

Top Books 2020 

A new town, a new life, and a new home—with an absolutely chilling lakefront view.

Two months a widow, Mallory Dent has made the impulsive decision to pack up and move on. In remote McNamara, nestled in the northern mountains, she can escape her grief, guilt, and pain.


But the day Mallory arrives, death follows her, lapping just outside her door. A woman’s body is found floating in Loss Lake—and it’s not the first death on these shores. Locals talk about a monster in the depths with an almost disturbing reverence.

Sergeant Joel Benson understands Mallory’s unease. Years ago, his own brother was killed in the home Mallory now owns. But that was just a tragic accident. Wasn’t it? The more Mallory investigates, the more fearful she becomes. Maybe there are monsters in McNamara. Maybe some have followed her there.

As a winter storm bears down, the refuge Mallory sought has become a trap. It’s time to face her past, the secrets behind the town’s friendly faces, and a reckoning that will shatter the eerie, icy calm of Loss Lake. 


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“Meditative, eerie, and surreal like the best fairy tales are, Amber Cowie’s Loss Lake builds in quiet strength until the final delivery of a knockout punch.” 
-— Emily Carpenter, author of Reviving the Hawthorn Sisters  

“Hypnotic and irresistible, you won’t be able to look away.”
—-Christina McDonald USA Today Bestselling Author

“The characters and shocking plot twists make it impossible to put this book down.”
—-Carl Vanderau author of Murderbilia, winner of Left Coast Crime 2020 Best Debut Mystery 

“A perfect diversion for a long, chilly night.  Amber Cowie delivers a mystery that tastes like Halloween.”
—-Andres Pyper author of The Residence and The Demonologist






About the Author


Amber Cowie is a novelist and freelance writer living in a small town on the west coast of British Columbia.


Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Salon, Crime Reads and Knitty, among other publications. Her debut novel, Rapid Falls, was a runner up in the Whistler Book Awards and hit number one on the Kindle Bestsellers list as well as the top 100 books in the Kindle Store. She has appeared at Left Coast Crime, the Pacific Northwest Writers Festival, and the Whistler Writers Festival. She serves on the board of Sisters in Crime Canada West and is a member of several writing groups. She holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Victoria.


She is a mother of two, wife of one, reader of many and writer of suspense novels. She likes skiing, running and making up stories that make her internet search history unnerving.

Her third novel, Loss Lake, is available for pre-order here.  Read More 



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