Where Secrets Lie, a review by Cat

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Where Secrets Lie
Eva V. Gibson

Published April 20th, 2021
By Simon Pulse
384 Pages

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When you see a cover like the one for Where Secrets Lie, you have to stop and read the description. At least, that was the case for me. I knew right away that I wanted to see what it was about – and when I saw that it was a contemporary fiction novel with thriller and mystery elements, I instantly picked it up. Every year Amy looks forward to spending her summers in River Run, Kentucky. There she spends her days with her cousin Ben and a friend named Teddy. That is, until the summer, she and Teddy change the dynamics. By exploring the tension that has been building between the two.

She was worried that she had ruined everything and dreaded returning the following year. Only, other events have swamped any fear she could have had on that front. Teddy’s sister has gone missing, and that is the start of something much darker.

Where Secrets Lie is one heck of a roller-coaster read! It’s dark and intense and managed to bring with it many surprises. I was impressed by the sheer level of description and information that Gibson was able to weave into the narrative.

It made the world feel more alive and natural because of it. Unfortunately, I did have trouble connecting with Amy’s story, on the whole. Her situation felt raw and occasionally off-kilter like the plot was being forced.

Overall I did enjoy the time I spent reading Where Secrets Lie. It had many memorable elements, all of which is more than enough to get me looking forward to seeing whatever Gibson writes next.

Thanks to Simon Pulse and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are our own.

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