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Floaters appeared to be a mystery about a pair of dead bodies coughed up by lake Superior. For Detective Carly Greene this is another pretty standard call to investigate a death at the lake. But wait, this is no ordinary mystery about a dead body or two. The water levels are high this year and the water has eroded the land next to a cemetery. Soon Carly finds there are dead bodies and coffins coming from the cemetery, that’s gross! The dead bodies have strange marks that aren’t consistent with any fish or other water born animal. The investigation of the cemetery reveals the bodies came from the Indian burial site adding another layer to the story. I really like the myth about the creature we learn about from Granny Two Finger, the leader from the Indian tribe. If I hadn’t known better, after reading the story notes, I would have found this myth totally believable. In addition to the deaths, Carly has to work through her damaged relationship with the her long time boyfriend, Parker. Floaters gives us several mysteries and story lines to keep us engaged in the book. The mystery of the Indian burial site, the strange marks on the dead bodies and a possible government cover up. We also have many people disappearing or ending up dead and mutilated. The protagonist has a good arc as she deals with the creature killing towns people along the river and her struggle to repair her relationship. The myth and history created about the creature is really interesting. If you’re a fan of myths or creatures from the depths than give Floaters a read.
Length: 270 Pages
Publisher: Gypsy Press
Release date: July 12, 2016
Detective Carly Greene was only eleven when she learned Lake Superior was a brutal beast, capable of bringing up long forgotten memories of pain and death, by occasionally releasing the bodies of those trapped beneath her waves.
As an adult, Carly still despises the bodies occasionally coughed up, and the high water eroding the edge of the graveyard this year gave “floaters” a new meaning. But she could never have prepared for what else broke free to swim with those long dead.
Part myth. Part monster. Older than time.
Carly, along with the medical examiner and a local reporter, must find and destroy a forgotten legend in the waters at the edge of Lake Superior. Before it decides it’s time to feed. And breed…
Kelli Owen, biography
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Kelli Owen now lives in Destination, Pennsylvania. She has attended countless writing conventions, participated on dozens of panels, and has spoken at the CIA Headquarters in Langley, VA regarding both her writing and the field in general. Her fiction leans toward thriller and quiet horror, with an occasional bloodbath and even rarer happy ending. For more information, please visit her website at kelliowen.com