Book Review: Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown

Posted June 28, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Published: June 12, 2012

Buy: Amazon, B&N

Source: NetGalley

Goodreads Blurb: Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans, killing them to absorb their energy. But this summer the underwater clan targets Jason Hancock out of pure revenge. They blame Hancock for their mother’s death and have been waiting a long time for him to return to his family’s homestead on the lake. Hancock has a fear of water, so to lure him in, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock’s daughter, Lily. Easy enough—especially as Calder has lots of practice using his irresistable good looks and charm on ususpecting girls. Only this time Calder screws everything up: he falls for Lily—just as Lily starts to suspect that there’s more to the monsters-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined. And just as his sisters are losing patience with him.

It took me a few weeks to finish this book.  I wasn’t able to connect with the characters the way I was hoping.  The story line was great though.

I was confused when I first started reading because the main character is a male, and the cover shows a female.  Even with that little aspect, the cover is gorgeous.  Calder, the main character, and his sisters are mermaids.  Don’t expect any singing crustaceans because these aren’t the Disney mermaids we are accustomed to.  They are ruthless and murderous.

The relationships are odd.  Calder and his sisters are pulled together every year.  They can hear each others thoughts while under water. However, this only comes through when it’s convenient.  Calder is very stalker-like,and gave me the creeps most of the time.  All of his actions seem forced.  Nothing about him flowed with his character.

On to the story.  I really enjoyed the author’s writing style, and that’s what kept me engaged.  Her way with words helps move the story along.  I definitely liked that the mermaids were sinister.  It’s nice reading a book where things aren’t hunky dory.  This book also shows that there are bad people otu there that are capable of having feelings and possibly redemption.

About Anne Greenwood Brown

Anne Greenwood Brown lives in Minnesota with her patient husband and three hilarious children. She is the author of the LIES BENEATH trilogy, and has her first New Adult book coming under the name A.S. Green from Entangled/Embrace, summer 2016.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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