The Fisherman The Fisherman

The Fisherman

    • 4.3 • 190 Ratings
    • $9.99
    • $9.99

Publisher Description

In upstate New York, in the woods around Woodstock, Dutchman’s Creek flows out of the Ashokan Reservoir. Steep-banked, fast-moving, it offers the promise of fine fishing, and of something more, a possibility too fantastic to be true. When Abe and Dan, two widowers who have found solace in each other’s company and a shared passion for fishing, hear rumors of the Creek, and what might be found there, the remedy to both their losses, they dismiss it as just another fish story. Soon, though, the men find themselves drawn into a tale as deep and old as the Reservoir. It’s a tale of dark pacts, of long-buried secrets, and of a mysterious figure known as Der Fisher: the Fisherman. It will bring Abe and Dan face to face with all that they have lost, and with the price they must pay to regain it.

Fiction & Literature
June 30
Word Horde
Word Horde

Customer Reviews

jenkybaby ,

A Fisherman’s Tale

Overall, I liked the book. A Multi-layered story that really played on the fisherman’s tale metaphor. I don’t remember reading a lot of books that really delved into grief and the loss of partnership from the male perspective, which was one of the overall themes of the book. I guess my main critique would be I would of liked a little more suspense and buildup to the actual horror and macabre scenes. That’s why I’m rating the book a four and not 5 stars. The first 100-150 pages of the book I’m rating a 5/5 because there’s still a lot of mystery. I like the historical aspect of the book though. Traveling back in time, multiple times, to make the present story richer and more engaging.

OneLove5280 ,

Very descriptive, captivating read

It took awhile for the book to start, it is so descriptive, the world building for you to understand stand what is about to happen is just perfect. At first I was wondering where this book was going to go because I am not into fishing, but then it picks up and it holds you. You can smell the seat in the air once you’re there. I LOVED this book, it took my inter than average to read because of the style of writing, but it did not disappoint. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

@dremilyduncan ,


Every now and then I’ll stumble on to a book that I get suggested to me through a Reddit thread or some other such place that stops me in my tracks.

This story (especially the story within the story) was incredible. Equal parts creative and unsettling in the best way.

Great book will recommend to others!

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