The Boy and the Lake
by Adam Pelzman
Family Saga Fiction. Literary Fiction
Date Published: October 7th, 2020
Haunted by his discovery of a beloved neighbor’s body floating lifeless in the lake where he’s fishing, 16-year-old Benjamin Baum is convinced she was murdered despite her death being deemed an accident. While those around him tire of his fixation on finding a supposed killer, Ben’s alienation leads to drinking and the reader begins to wonder if he’s a reliable narrator. The plot takes a shocking twist, revealing the terrifying reality that things are not what they seem—that, beneath a façade of prosperity and contentment, darkness lurks.
About the Author
Adam Pelzman was born on an Army base in Seattle, spent his childhood in northern New Jersey, and moved to New York City as a teenager. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Russian studies major, and then received a law degree from UCLA. His varied career has included work as an attorney, private investigator, software executive, investor and writer. He is the author of Troika, published in 2014 by Amy Einhorn Books/Putnam. He lives on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and is currently editing his third book with another nearly completed.