, October 01, 2021
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Dark and Shallow Lies is the debut novel of Ginny Myers Sain, and guys – I am officially adding her to my auto-read list, as I was so blown away by this book.
Now, this is exactly the sort of novel that I need in my life! A paranormal young adult thriller with lots of suspense and drama? Yes, please! Seriously, I was blown away by Dark and Shallow Lies and was so sad when it ended.
Again, not because it was an upsetting end (the ending was quite perfect if you ask me) – but because it was over. I didn't want to say goodbye to this world. Not even for a second. Realistically, I know that this is a standalone novel, but I would not say no to this being the beginning of a series. A town full of psychics is so ripe for tales, don't you think?
To be clear, Dark and Shallow Lies is not what I would call light reading. It covers child death, abuse, and missing persons. It does not shy away from these elements, as they are a huge part of what makes the town so messed up.
But those layers and layers of secrets are part of what makes Dark and Shallow Lies such a thrilling novel to read. It's impossible to guess who is behind what or even the reason behind their lies. It's twisted and fascinating, in all the best ways. I want more like this, please!