Thursday, May 2, 2019

What Lies Below by Barbara Taylor Sissel


Nightmares that foretell events? Nightmares that could solve crimes?  Nightmares that Gilly is afraid to think about or let anyone know about.

Gilly seems to be clairvoyant but is afraid to tell the police for fear of their suspecting her of the kidnapping of a friend's daughter.  Gilly saw Zoe being kidnapped in her dream, and the next day it happened.

We join in the search for Zoe along with the entire town. The small town of Wyatt loved Zoe and her father, Jake, and they all had their own theories about what happened and who took Zoe.

This tense, well-written thriller was difficult to put down and had marvelous, mysterious characters that all seemed to have some secret.

Ms. Sissel’s writing style is pull-you-in and descriptive.  The title also had me intrigued with my thinking it referred to what really was below the surface of what the characters were showing on the outside.

If you like books that dig into a character's background and a story line that will keep you guessing, WHAT LIES BELOW will be a good read for you.

I really enjoyed WHAT LIES BELOW - this was my first book by Ms. Sissel.  5/5

This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Make this book part of your reading plans.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. I need a "pull-you-in" book right about now.

    1. I hope you get to read this book, and I hope you enjoy it.

      Thanks for commenting, Kathy.

  3. So glad you enjoyed her book, but then, I'm not surprised since she is an amazing author. I hope you get a chance to read more books by her because they are all page turners!

    1. I completely enjoyed this book.

      I am thrilled she asked me to read it. Great news to hear her others are just as good.

      I saw you mentioned her books got you out of your reading slump. :)

      Thanks for commenting, Cheryl.

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    1. It is “woah” good, Carole. :)

      I hope you get to read it, and thanks for commenting.

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    1. It was gripping and very good.

      Thanks for commenting, Judy.