Author: Kathryn Meyer Griffith
Publisher: Amazon Kindle Direct
Ebook Pages: 317
An ancient predator has been reborn in the caves beneath
And it’s decided it likes human beings. To eat.
And it can come up onto land.
So Henry, with the help of his wife, Ann; a young paleontologist named Justin; and a band of brave men must not only protect his park and his people from the monster but somehow find where it lives and destroy it…before it can kill again.
Since childhood I’ve always been an artist and worked as a graphic designer in the corporate world and for newspapers for twenty-three years before I quit to write full time. I began writing novels at 21, over forty years ago now, and have had sixteen (nine romantic horror, two romantic SF horror, one romantic suspense, one romantic time travel and two murder mysteries) previous novels and eight short stories published from Zebra Books, Leisure Books, Avalon Books, The Wild Rose Press, Damnation Books and Eternal Press.
I’ve been married to Russell for thirty-four years; have a son, James, and two grandchildren, Joshua and Caitlyn, and I live in a small quaint town in
called Illinois , which is right
across the JB Bridge from Columbia We have three quirky cats,
ghost cat Sasha, live cats Cleo and Sasha (Too), and the five of us live
happily in an old house in the heart of town. Though I’ve been an artist, and a
folk singer in my youth with my brother Jim, writing has always been my
greatest passion, my butterfly stage, and I’ll probably write stories until the
day I die…or until my memory goes. St. Louis,
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Out of nowhere, the red-haired woman blurted out, “Have you ever seen the creature in the lake,
?” She was snacking
on a big bag of M&M’s and between her words she crunched on the candies. Ranger
“What creature?” Henry was smiling.
“Oh, the serpent creature...the one that lives in the lake? My friend, Martha, was here last summer and she told me she saw this...thing...swimming in the lake one night. Looked sort of like a huge snake, only with a shorter neck and a fatter body. She swore it was greenish in color, and scaly. A water serpent. Just like that thing in Loch Ness, only smaller. Loch Ness, in
you know?” Scotland
Henry could only nod. He couldn’t believe the woman was going on and on about a lake monster. There were no such things. Into his mind stomped the image of Godzilla climbing out of Crater Lake, spiked tail swinging and beady marble eyes scowling as it frantically waved around its tiny, clawed front arms. Henry had to stop himself from laughing.
“My friend said the creature nearly scared her to death. She’d gotten separated from the rest of her tour group exploring
and saw the thing in the water off shore. It circled three times glaring at
her. She was terrified it was going to come up on land after her. She wasn’t
the only one who saw it, either. Herman, her boyfriend, saw it, too.” Wizard Island
“Did she get a photograph of it?”
“Well, no. She was so scared she forgot all about her camera, and by the time she remembered the creature was long gone. She said it was really fast.”
All eyes were on Henry. He didn’t know what to say. Was the woman a crack-pot, or what? She seemed normal enough, no drooling or twitches, but one could never tell.
He sighed, trying not to appear rude. “Ma’am, as far as I know there is no serpent, no huge creature of any variety in
And believe me, if there was one, I’d be the first to know it,” he insisted,
with a casual shrug. “One of my rangers would have seen and reported it long
before this. They patrol the lake every day.”
The woman grunted in a dismissive way, didn’t say anything else, but her eyes kept squinting out at the water from under her raised palm. The sun was beginning to set in all its splendor. The whole park was bathed in a mist of golden pinks and yellows. Clouds raced across the sky like candy-colored wisps of cotton.
What bizarre things people can come up with, Henry thought.
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Dinosaur Lake was very interesting. Many reviews are comparing it to other books/movies but I have never read or seen any of those except for Jurassic Park. Personally I think the only thing even remotely similar to Jurassic Park is the fact that there is a prehistoric creature. Through some natural events a prehistoric creature shows up at a lake. He is young, alone and hungry. Strange things begin to happen and people begin to disappear without a trace. Without giving away too many spoilers I will say the book is well written with a great plot. I did think the book dragged on a bit - some of it was helpful to understand the characters and their motivations - while some of it caused me to get a little bored at times. Overall I give this book a 4 star rating. I loved the characters and they had such realistic qualities, personalities and issues. They were not perfect and were striving for happiness and approval. And the story made heroes out of some characters who had been living otherwise ordinary lives. A very good story.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.