"This book sings a dark, dark song -- it's got a grim rhythm that even rock-and-roll has forgotten. If you're standing at the crossroads and you don't know where to go, take the road that leads you to this book." "Doug delivers the quiet, atmospheric horror that pervades the story with the deft touch of an experienced writer. I may not have heard of Douglas Wynne before I started reading The Devil of Echo Lake, but now that I have finished this excellent debut novel, I can honestly say that I'll be looking for more of his work in the future."
-- Chuck Wendig, Author of Blackbirds and Mockingbird.
-- Joseph Nassise, bestselling author of the Templar Chronicles and the Great Undead War series.
"The author's love of music adds another level to this atmospheric supernatural thriller, which should appeal to fans of Goth rock as well as horror aficionados."
-- Library Journal
"Wynne combines the cinematic imagery of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll with a good old-fashioned ghost story."
--Publishers Weekly "Ancient gods, haunted forests, the Devil, and Rock & Roll. What more do you need for a great story? The Devil of Echo Lake is a beautifully crafted book that puts a unique spin on the classic tale of Robert Johnson and the crossroads. In the first few pages, Douglas Wynne grabs hold and never lets go. You can't miss with this fantastic debut."
-- Brett J. Talley, author of Bram Stoker Award™ finalist That Which Should Not Be and The Void.
From the Author
"The Devil of Echo Lake does what all good books do--it compels the reader to keep reading...through the night. Write the name Douglas Wynne on a note, underline it, put it up on the fridge door--then buy everything this guy writes."
---Gene O'Neill, Author of Operation Rhinoceros Hornbill and The Burden of Indigo
"The Devil of Echo Lake delves into the oh-so-thin interface between reality and the supernatural. Douglas Wynne handles complex issues deftly in this novel. His characters, real and otherwise, ring true. His writing is strong and appropriate to his subjects--temptation, acceptance, realization, and ultimately redemption."
-- Dr. Michael R. Collings, Author of The Slab, The House Beyond the Hill, and other tales of wonder and fear.
"It's an impressive, crackling, no-holds-barred debut from an author who can actually write about rock music without it devolving into No seriously I'm cool! preening clunkiness."
--Shawn Macomber, Decibel Magazine
"It's not often I find a novel that so engrosses me; it kept me turning pages until well after I should have been asleep. I simply could not put this book down. The fact that this is a debut novel is simply astounding. It is only very rarely that a new author arrives on the scene with such a well written book."