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  • What Lies Beneath

  • Lancaster Falls, Book 1
  • By: RJ Scott
  • Narrated by: Sean Crisden
  • Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (39 ratings)

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What Lies Beneath

By: RJ Scott
Narrated by: Sean Crisden
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Summary

In the hottest summer on record, Iron Lake reservoir is emptying, revealing secrets that were intended to stay hidden beneath the water.

Best-selling horror writer Chris Lassiter struggles for inspiration and he's close to never writing again. His life has become an endless loop of nothing but empty pages, personal appearances, and a marketing machine that is systematically destroying his muse. In a desperate attempt to force Chris to complete unfinished manuscripts his agent buys a remote cabin. All Chris has to do is hide away and write, but he's lost his muse, and not even he can make stories appear from thin air.

Sawyer Wiseman left town for Chicago, chasing the excitement and potential of being a big city cop, rising the ranks, and making his mark. A case gone horribly wrong draws him back to Lancaster Falls. Working for the tiny police department in the town he'd been running from, digging into cold cases and police corruption, he spends his day's healing, and his nights hoping the nightmares of his last case leave him alone.

Contains mature themes.

©2019 RJ Scott (P)2019 Tantor

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What a great start to a trilogy.

4.5 rounded to 5. What a great mystery this book has set up, I love a bit of a murder mystery/cross romance.
And Sean Crisden’s voice in this was just beautiful, it’s really well read, I could listen to him all day.
This is quite a little bit of a slow burn but it’s slower burn to high heat - almost insta love.
However I really am intrigued by both characters, we have a writer with writers block and a cop with past trauma. We’ve definitely only scratched the surface of their characters in this first book and I can’t wait for them to get more open in the next, at least I’m hoping we get that.
As for the bones found right at the start, and the centre point on this mystery I have theories but I’m usually wrong about these things, there is a twist coming I’m sure. My suspect list has 3/4 currently.
Can’t wait to pick up the rest.

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Small town with a past

Being a policeman in a small town is not what it seems skeletons turning up and multiplying by the day not good but love coming from a man in the woods helps to get throught it all. It holds you as the story unfolds, its a great listen.

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Excellent

I think this might be the best RJ Scott book I've read in ages (and since I enjoy all her work that is high praise indeed). It's creepy with suspense and an age old mystery. The romance takes a back seat to the mystery for most of the book but it doesn't suffer for it. I believed in these guys and what they've built. I felt Chris' frustration and understood the worlds in his head and how they encroched on the real world. Excellent setting (the lake was haunting) and a great cast of secondary characters.

Brilliantly performed by Sean Crisden.

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Great Start to This New Trilogy

I’m hooked!
I can’t wait for the next book in this trilling mystery.
Sean Crisden narrates both characters expertly and adds to the emotions and tension.
A great addition to my library.

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Interesting story

I enjoyed listening to this book, the storyline and the characters were interesting and I look forward to the next one in the series.

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Interesting Story

The concept is interesting and well written. The characters are likeable and the narration is good.

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excellent plot delivered well

The principal characters are well developed and it's an interesting story. nothing is over dramatised. well worth listening too. I am looking forward the the next book. I have an idea who the killer might be but all is still to be revealed

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Fabulous murder mystery

I read this book and loved it. Less romance ( although there’s plenty of that) and all cold case murder mystery.
Add in Sean Crisden’s excellent narrative and it becomes a compulsive listen. Loved it!

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Cottage in the woods

Sounded promising, but the "insta-love" for the cop in the first 3 minutes and the neurotic screaming female who finds a skull, when out in the woods running, is approached by a strange man and a big dog that jumps up at her is just not logical; she should be more afraid of the living not the dead.

Knew it was time to quit after just 30 minutes, if this writer thinks such incidents create drama, this book will be full of such instances of "silly".

QUIT BEFORE THE SILLY SET IN

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