Dark and Shallow Lies

Synopsis

via Amazon

La Cachette, Louisiana, is the worst place to be if you have something to hide.

This tiny town, where seventeen-year-old Grey spends her summers, is the self-proclaimed Psychic Capital of the World—and the place where Elora Pellerin, Grey’s best friend, disappeared six months earlier.



Grey can’t believe that Elora vanished into thin air any more than she can believe that nobody in a town full of psychics knows what happened. But as she digs into the night that Elora went missing, she begins to realize that everybody in town is hiding something—her grandmother Honey; her childhood crush Hart; and even her late mother, whose secrets continue to call to Grey from beyond the grave.

When a mysterious stranger emerges from the bayou—a stormy-eyed boy with links to Elora and the town’s bloody history—Grey realizes that La Cachette’s past is far more present and dangerous than she’d ever understood. Suddenly, she doesn’t know who she can trust. In a town where secrets lurk just below the surface, and where a murderer is on the loose, nobody can be presumed innocent—and La Cachette’s dark and shallow lies may just rip the town apart.

Review

After reading the synopsis of this book, I was excited to finally see it on the shelves of my local bookstore. Set right outside of New Orleans, magic, suspense, mystery, a great combination. Sadly, it wasn’t as good as I expected. I wanted to enjoy this book much more than I did. This book started great. Small town, everyone has a different magical power like feeling what other people feel, talking to spirits, controlling the wind, or being in two places at once.

This book had a great storyline but didn’t play out well for me. There wasn’t much progression until near the end. When it did pick up, everything was over in the blink of an eye. I was left with many questions. While the author did follow up with the main character at the end, I wondered what happened with the other supporting characters and how everyone reacted when they discovered the truth about Elora. I was pretty disappointed! 3 stars.

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