Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Dark and Shallow Lies

Book: Dark and Shallow Lies

Series: Dark & Shallow Lies #1

Author: Ginny Myers Sain

A teen girl disappears from her small town deep in the bayou, where magic festers beneath the surface of the swamp like water rot, in this chilling debut supernatural thriller for fans of Natasha Preston, Karen McManus, and Rory Power.

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.-Goodreads

ReviewDark and Shallow Lies is the first book in a YA urban fantasy series set in a small town in Louisiana. The author did a good job with the ambience of the book and I could easily envision the town and landscape. The characters (with some psychic type abilities), are a group of friends who all grew up together searching for Elora, who went missing. The characters were not super memorable, but I like how the author constructed the story. I’ll read the next one in the series.

Grade: 3/5 

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