A delightfully smooth and cosy suspense tale with supernatural and paranormal flavoring, THE LEGACY OF FEAR: HORROR AT THE LAKE is filled with multiple mysteries, archaeology, biography writing, ancient Egyptian history, and a constant level of tension. Remember what life felt like in the small town in Hitchcock's THE BIRDS? Now combine that with the village insularity and suspicious nature of VILLAGE OF THE DAMNED. That's the intuitive feeling of this story, for me. Author Vanessa Ryan has a marvelous descriptive scene-setting talent, and a clever way of getting under the veneer of her characters.