Review: Where Secrets Lie by Eva V. Gibson

Author: Eva V. Gibson
Publisher: Simon Pules
Released: April 20th, 2021
Received: NetGalley
Warnings: Kidnapping, child abuse, abuse, homophobia, mental health issues

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Where Secrets Lie, by Eva V. Gibson, combines mystery, romance, thriller, and family drama all into one intense read.

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 a roller coaster of a read. It’s dark and intense and has more than one surprise lying in wait. This is by far one of the more descriptive thrillers I’ve read this year, and I hope that is saying something.

Honestly, this is a perfect book for a quick and fun thriller read, if that is what you’re looking for. However, I should probably mention that it does actually deal with several complicated and sensitive subjects (kidnapping, child abuse, homophobia, and mental health issues, just to name a few).

There were times where I had trouble genuinely appreciating the narrative, especially in the earlier parts of the book. It just felt like Amy, and her situation was a little…forced? I’m not sure if that is the best description, but it is the first one that comes to mind for me.

Still, I enjoyed the experience of reading Where Secrets Lie, and I’m going to look forward to seeing what Eva V. Gibson writes next.

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

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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