This book just didn't do it for me. From the title and description, I expected a man to be searching for a lake monster. The story starts out that way but then takes a turn and goes off on another plot. There's several holes in the new plot that are either poorly explained or not at all - the girl, her family and the supernatural rape come to mind. At the conclusion of the book, there is a short chapter about the monster that was being sought but by this time, you've been on the new plot for so long, you've forgotten about it and it feels out of place and just thrown in.