Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown

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 must prey on humans and absorb their positive energy. Usually they select their victims at random, but this time around the underwater clan chooses its target for a reason: revenge. They want to kill Jason Hancock, the man they blame for their mother's death.

It's going to take the whole White family to lure the aquaphobic Hancock onto the water. Calder's job is to gain Hancock's trust by getting close to his family. Relying on his irresistible good looks and charm, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock's daughter Lily. Easy enough, but Calder screws everything up by falling in love — just as Lily starts to suspect that there's more to the monsters-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined, and just as the mermaids threaten to take matters into their own hands, forcing Calder to choose between family and the girl he loves. One thing's for sure, whatever Calder decides, the outcome won't be pretty.

Release Date 12th June 2012

So a book about mermaids? Yay, who never wondered about being a mermaid or contemplated mermaids being real when they were younger? But, not only mermaids, murderous mermaids? Hell yeah! Of course I wanna read that!

In this book, mermaids kill people to get their emotions. But what happens when a merman falls in love with a human? That's the question this book answers for you. And it does it in a very well written way. I really enjoyed Anne Greenwood Brown's world and her characters. I particularly enjoyed the scenes where Calder was changing forms, I like it when an author writes the change as a physical thing rather than magic. It makes it seem more real for me 'cos I imagine it being a very sore process and I just never like the idea of it being over in a second and being painless.

I really enjoyed this book and, unfortunately, there's no clues with the ending as to whether there will be a sequel or not. I can only hope there will be.

Book Depository: Lies Beneath
Amazon UK: Lies Beneath

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