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Something is lurking under the lake...

Struggling to come to terms with the sudden death of his sister, Owen Saddler becomes obsessed with the lake that claimed her life. The remains of a forgotten town rest at the bottom of that dark body of water - along with a host of buried secrets.

Thirty years earlier, the town of Peace Falls had been flooded to build a hydroelectric dam, and its ruins remain below the surface of Chapel Lake. The strange disappearance of the town pastor, along with many of the parishioners, still haunts the citizens of Chapel Lake. But does the church haunt the lake itself? Is Owen really seeing ghosts...or has he descended into the depths of madness?

Salvage is the debut horror novel of author Duncan Ralston. A disturbing story of depression, religious fanaticism, and the afterlife, Salvage seeks to illuminate the darkness within us all.

©2016 Duncan Ralston (P)2016 Duncan Ralston

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  • timj26
  • 2020-02-08

Loved it

Excellent horror mystery From underwater ghost towns to religious fanaticism this had me hooked Well narrated and highly recommended if your in the mood for a good ghost story I received a free review audiobook and voluntarily left this review

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  • Clau
  • 2020-04-24

Excellent

A truly excellent ghost story. I really liked the writing, for moments with a dreamlike quality that instead of alleviating the suspense, it made it stronger. This is a ghost story, but it is also a murder's mystery and the story of Owen Saddler's search for his father; and about the unravelling of his past. It's about mental illness, and about redemption. Oh! And I liked very much that the protagonist is a man in his 40s, good choice! It gives another level to the story, because this is a man whose whole concept of the world is being challenged. His first reaction is not: OMG, a ghost! No, his first reaction is OMG! I'm schizophrenic! He has lived all his life with depression, so of course, he doubts his sanity. And that self-doubt creates even more layers to the story. So, yes, I really, really liked it. This is, no doubt, an author that I need to keep in mind. And Daniel G. Curtis does a very good job with the narration.

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  • L Henry
  • 2019-09-12

A supernatural tale that will keep you guessing

I had read this book a good while back but honestly it is so well written that it is just one of those stories that you enjoy revisiting from time to time. Although this time I added the audible narration which allowed me to enjoy it more while still getting chores done. What really makes this such a good story is not just having well written characters but the subtle way that religion was interwoven with the supernatural making you constantly question everything as you attempt to unravel the mystery to figure out the whole story. The fact that you can end up coming to several different conclusions with good reasons behind each but still be wrong just goes to show how well written the plot line is. Truly a great story.

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  • Bill
  • 2016-11-01

Well Done and Creepy

I recently discovered Duncan Ralston after I read Woom (a Matt Shaw production), so when I ran across the opportunity to get a review copy of the audio for this one, I jumped all over it.

Salvage is less extreme than Woom, but for a straight up ghost story it has some truly creepy and disturbing scenes in it. The back story and “mystery” plots are very well done and the narrator does an admirable job of keeping the pacing of the story moving as the towns skeletons are slowly revealed.

Very well done. I will be looking forward to more work from Mr. Ralston. 4.5 Audible Stars!

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  • Sarah
  • 2020-02-24

Captivating Story

Thoroughly enjoyed the story, but the narration bordered on monotone. A captivating ghost story! It could have been even better with a more emotional narration.

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  • Deedra
  • 2016-12-13

Salvage

Daniel G Curtis does a great narration of this book.Owen is obsessed with the drowning death of his sister.He decides to follow her footsteps and realizes that he'd been there before.People do not want to help him and say that his sister stirred up trouble.Everything stems back to the flooding of the town that now sits at the bottom of the lake.“I was voluntarily provided this free review copy audiobook by the author, narrator, or publisher

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  • Daman
  • 2016-12-11

Kept me glued and drawn in....

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It made for a thrilling, creepy ride that made me want to finish in one sitting.

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"This review copy audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost."

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  • Tiffany
  • 2016-11-22

Salvage: A Ghost Story

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This book was hard to get into. The narrator was monotone and flat. I received this audiobook for free through Audiobook Boom for my unbiased review.

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  • Vickie
  • 2016-11-03

Five star book!!! I must read!!!

I liked everything about this book. Finally a great ghost story. It had all of the things that I look for in a good spooky story. The story was tight and the writing was excellent. I received this book at no cost to me for an honest review

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  • Bontofie
  • 2016-11-02

Wow! Creepy, chilling, and worth a credit!

A well written tale full of mystery, intrigue, and enough supernatural chills to keep me in a well-lit room. I love ghost stories and anything that will make me do a double take while walking through my darkened house at night, and Mr. Ralston definitely achieved that and more. I must admit that I already own this book on my kindle and absolutely love the originality of the story and the balance between mystery and supernatural that the Mr. Ralston deftly manages throughout the story. It has a unique premise and is so well paced that when I read it I just couldn’t find a place where I could stop without needing to know what was going to happen next and soon found myself at the end of the book. But, for me, listening to Mr. Curtis read it aloud brought it to a whole other level. I’ll admit that I was a little hesitant at first when I heard the narrators voice, but after five minutes I was hooked. There is a raspiness or gruffness to his voice that just lends itself to this chilling tale and makes it that much more haunting. There were a couple parts where the character’s voices got a little mixed up for me, but it was never enough to truly take me out of the story or keep me from listening with rapt attention. Overall, the narrator was a great match for the story and I would definitely listen to another story done by this paring of author and narrator. I was voluntarily provided this review copy audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator.