Tuesday, June 5, 2012

[Review] - Lies Beneath by Anne Greenwood Brown

Title: Lies Beneath
Author: Anne Greenwood Brown
Series: Lies Beneath
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: June 12, 2012

I received this book for review from Random House, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary:  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 irresistible good looks and charm on unsuspecting 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

Thoughts: Calder White is a merman. With his three mermaid sisters, they migrate every summer to Lake Superior - home.  To keep going they must feed on the energy of humans, which in turn kills the humans.  The sisters have found a relative of the man who killed their Mother. They plan to get their revenge once and for all, and they want Calder to be the bait.

Mermaids in Lake Superior - being from Minnesota I jumped at the chance to read this book. I was absolutely enthralled with it. 

I really liked Calder and felt bad for him at times. You get the feeling that for the most part he doesn't enjoy the life of a merman. Where as his sisters Maris, Pavati & Tallulah relish it. I loved this book. It was an exciting story with alluring characters. Filled with danger, love and murderous mermaids.  Lies Beneath was fantastic read. A story that is rich and refreshing. Fantasy comes alive in the North.  When you think of mermaids you probably wouldn't think Lake Superior but for me it was an awesome setting. I can't wait to read more about this world. I would definitely recommend this one to fans of mermaid stories.

Score: 4 Stars

Author Website: http://annegreenwoodbrown.com/

Upcoming Releases:
Deep Betrayal - 2013


  1. Love the cover and the plot:) Like this, gonna check this out sometime:)

  2. I have honestly never read a book about mermaids. After watching that Animal Plant Mermaids, I'm a bit freaked out and interested in reading a good mer-story. I'll be adding this one to my list.

    1. I have only read a few mermaid books, but so far I've enjoyed them. :)



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