Under the Lake is the first book I have read by Stuart Woods. To me, this book is an instant classic. It reads like a horror story, but there are some mystery elements to the story as well.
John Howell is a journalist who rents a little cabin by a lake in Northern Georgia to write his novel. He becomes familiar with the surrounding town and learns about the lake. He discovers that the lake was forced upon the farm owners. He hears rumors of people who did not get out in time before the farmland was flooded to create the lake.
Howell starts seeing and hearing things that can't be explained away. He also gets involved with the local ladies. After all, Howell is supposedly a "lady's man."
This book starts off slow and builds up as the story progresses. You can feel the tension in the isolated town. This book will keep you up late into the night. It is not overtly scary in a horror sense, but more in a realistic sense. This story could have probably happened. That ending will get you too! The characters were believable. The writing style was good too.
Dive into this book to find out what happened under the lake.
I highly recommend this book to fans of horror!