The Loch

The Loch

Book - 2005
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Marine biologist Zachary Wallace once suffered a near-drowning experience in legendary Loch Ness, and now, long-forgotten memories of that experience have begun haunting him. The truth surrounding these memories lies with Zachary's estranged father, Angus Wallace, a wily Highlander on trial for murder. Together the two plunge into a world where the legend of Loch Ness shows its true face.

Publisher: Mayfield Heights, Ohio : Tsunami, c2005
ISBN: 9780765363022
Branch Call Number: ALT
Characteristics: 487 p. :,map ;,25 cm


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Feb 21, 2017

After surviving a submersible disaster while researching elusive giant squid in the Atlantic, marine biologist Zachary Wallace is summoned home to Scotland, where he is not altogether surprised to learn his estranged father is on trial for murder. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that his father's supposed crimes are not the only excitement in town: someone -- or something -- is attacking tourists at Loch Ness.

It feels at times like "Nessie" has been done to death, but I appreciated the ways in which the details in this story deviated from the traditional legend. Because aspects of the plots are so often implausible and I have difficulty with suspension of disbelief, I read thrillers rather infrequently. Still, I enjoyed this one well enough under those circumstances. Definitely a page-turner.

Mar 22, 2014

I normally to not read books that cross into horror but this was a pleasent surprise. It wasn't gore but the thought of the unknown that terrified!!

Dec 23, 2011

I have never read this before

emerald2pac Aug 30, 2011

Very interesting concepts and ideas but all in all a very disappointing ending to any true nessie believers. Or maybe not a disappointing ending but lets just say the mysteries revealed are quite stupid and disappointing.

Mar 01, 2010

I thought this was going to be a "Loch Ness Monster" story, and couldn't imagine how it could be made fresh. The story starts quickly, and picks up the pace throughout the book, keeping me up until 2:00am to finish, because I couldn't put it down! It has everything, scientific theory merged with fantasy, and a generous helping of Scottish lore and history. A terrific read!

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