- This article Alan Wake (novel) is for the book by Rick Burroughs. You may be looking for Alan Wake.
The plot matches that of Alan Wake, though differs from the source material from time to time and is considered non-canon.
Back Cover Blurb
"Welcome to Bright Falls-a seemingly idyllic small town in the Pacific Northwest.
But when Alice goes missing under mysterious circumstances, Wake's desperate search for her leads him into a hell only he could imagine.
In the depths of nearby Cauldron Lake, a dark and malevolent presence has awakened from a long slumber. It's reaching out now, turning the townsfolk into mindless killers. Sheathed in shadows, vulnerable only to light, they are Taken .
Wake's journey will lead him to the very edge of madness, and deep within the dark woods, he will come face-to-face with a story he has recollection of writing."
Differences from the Game
- On the ferry to Bright Falls, Mott is staring at the couple, which is noticed by Alice. "There's the creepiest guy watching us" she says. Alan walks towards Mott challenged, asking if he had problem, but Alice steers him back to their car. This is a perfect example of Alan's bad temper.
- On their way to the cabin, Alan and Alice stop off to see what they think is a UFO in the woods.
- Alan leaves a note on the car windshield after waking up.
- There is more information on Agent Nightingale's past.
- The Anderson Brothers have more prominent roles.
- The ending is different: Alice washes up on the shore and is met there by Sheriff Breaker, who seems to be expecting her. Alice cries as she tells Breaker she doesn't think Alan is coming back. She then thinks she can hear Alan say "It's not a lake, it's an ocean."
- On the cover, Alice's face can be seen amongst the ripples in the lake (beneath Alan's reflection)
- On the cover, Reflections in the lake look like trees but are people