It’s been almost three years since we released A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman and what a wonderful ride it’s been. But that journey comes to an end, as after 31 October 2019, A House at the Bottom of a Lake will no longer be available.
So, if you want a piece of Josh Malerman and This Is Horror history click that link below or buy A House at the Bottom of a Lake from your favourite bookstore.
Josh Malerman will be back on the podcast next week (of course, patrons can listen to the full conversation right here, right now) for our first long-form conversation in three years. Trust me, this is one you don’t want to miss. And if you have ever missed a This Is Horror Podcast conversation with Josh, here are links to all his appearances on our flagship show.
Speaking of Josh, his short story ‘The House of the Head’ was recently adapted for television over on Shudder’s reboot of Creepshow, so, if you haven’t watched it already, you need to head on over to Shudder. It’s a pretty awesome lineup with This Is Horror favourites such as Joe R. Lansdale, David J. Schow, John Skipp, and, of course, Stephen King.
“Josh Malerman expertly conjures a fairy tale nostalgia of first love, and we follow along, all too willingly, ignoring the warning signs even as the fear takes hold.”
Joshua Chaplinsky, LitReactor.com
Both seventeen. Both afraid. But both saying yes.
It sounded like the perfect first date: canoeing across a chain of lakes, sandwiches and beer in the cooler. But teenagers Amelia and James discover something below the water’s surface that changes their lives forever.
It’s got two stories.
It’s got a garden.
And the front door is open.
It’s a house at the bottom of a lake.
For the teens, there is only one rule: no questions. And yet, how could a place so spectacular come with no price tag? While the duo plays house beneath the waves, one reality remains:
Just because a house is empty, doesn’t mean nobody’s home.