Lies Beneath


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 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 a concerted effort 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 there’s more to the monster-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 them and the girl he loves.

One thing’s for sure: whatever Calder decides, the outcome won’t be pretty.


I have always been a fan of mermaids.  Ever since I read The Tale of Emily Windsnap when I was younger, I have been fascinated by the world underwater. This, is most definitely not that same kind of mermaid book. If when you think of mermaids, you think of Disney’s Ariel, this book will not meet your mermaid ideal. I was a little un-sure about the “murderous mermaids” when I read the summary, but I LOVED it! It was amazing. I sympathized with Calder as I heard what it was like for him being how he was, I connected with Lily the teen in the a new town.  I think, one of the most important things when reading a book, is to connect with the characters. If you don’t connect with the characters, you don’t truly take in the story. Well, I most definitely connected with Calder and Lily. Ms.Brown, wrote a wonderful book, with amazing  character development and I recommend it to everyone!


I give Lies Beneath 5 out of 5 stars!



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