Review: Lie Still by Julia Heaberlin

 Lie Still by Julia Heaberlin

Published: July 9th, 2013
Publisher: Bantam

Format: E-book (Paperback, Audio)
Pages: 384
Genre: Mystery, Thriller

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When Emily Page and her husband move from Manhattan to the wealthy enclave of Clairmont, Texas, she hopes she can finally escape her haunted past—and outrun the nameless stalker who has been taunting her for years. Pregnant with her first child, Emily just wants to start over. But as she is drawn into a nest of secretive Texas women—and into the unnerving company of their queen, Caroline Warwick—Emily finds that acceptance is a very dangerous game.

It isn’t long before Caroline mysteriously disappears and Emily is facing a rash of anonymous threats. Are they linked to the missing Caroline? Or to Emily’s terrifying encounter in college, years earlier? As the dark truth about Caroline emerges, Emily realizes that some secrets are impossible to hide—and that whoever came for Caroline is now coming for her.

  I honestly didn't think I'll like this book. I usually read only paranormal types of books but since I got approved for this book on Netgalley and I wanted to try something new, I decided to give this book a shot. At first I had a hard time getting into the book, I even put it down a couple of times. But about after 30% through it really started to get so much better. All of the new mysteries and secrets started to come on surface and it was hard not to finish this book, because you just have to know how its going to end. 

 I just liked the whole mystery of the book. The suspense of the story and how it builds up and up and when you try to guess, you always come out wrong. The plot was just really real to the point that it was scary at times, because you know this can happen in real life. I liked that the book setting was in the South but at the same time I was a little bit confused by some people there. I never been in the South so I wouldn't know if people there actually act this way, but it was interesting to read about it. 

 Emily is the only character that I really got to know in this book. Every other character is still a mystery to me, you know stuff about them, but you don't really know them, not even Emily's husband, Mike. I honestly liked Emily, Mike and Misty, but all of the other characters...I never met anyone like them in my life, especially the portraying of Taxes woman... I never really got used to their behavior. I liked Letty too, she was a funny character to read about. Emily was a strong character and narrator, I really liked seeing things through her eyes.  I felt like I was with her, I just loved the way she portrayed things. 

This book was different and I really enjoyed reading it. Towards the end this book just blew my mind, I loved the twists and all of the craziness in this book. If you love mystery, I would definitely recommend to read it!


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