Friday, July 19, 2019

Review Tour: What Lies Beneath by RJ Scott #Review #Giveaway

Length: 67,000 words approx.

Cover Design: Meredith Russell


In the hottest summer on record, Iron Lake reservoir is emptying, revealing secrets that were intended to stay hidden beneath the water. The tragic story of a missing man is a media sensation, and abruptly the writer and the cop falling in love is just a postscript to horrors neither could have imagined.

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.


Flabbergasted is the best emotion that I can use to describe how I feel after reading RJ Scott’s newest release What Lies Beneath: Lancaster Falls Book 1.  This storyline had everything that I love in a suspense tale; mystery, drama, hidden town secrets, a possible murder or murderers, lies, conspiracy and two men who are caught in the middle thrown together by chance but seem to be the anchor that each other needs.

Sawyer Wiseman is glad to be back in his hometown of Lancaster Falls and working in their small police department after leaving the city of Chicago along with the buried ghosts that only seem to haunt him when he closes his eyes. Even if it means dealing with the police captain who doesn’t hide the fact that he hates that Sawyer is assigned to work in his department. Sawyer, being low on the totem pole, is ordered to go and see who is now living in the cabin on top of the mountain. The possibilities could be a drug dealer, maybe a killer on the run, what he doesn’t expect is some nosy author that is having issues with writer's block.

Author CJ Ward aka Chris Lassiter is staying in a cabin in Lancaster Falls per is publicist advice trying to recreate his small town he grew up in. He hopes it helps him with his writer's block. So not working for Chris as of the fourth day, and he still can’t seem to find anything to write, even Kota, his dog, seems to feel the tension. However, when sexy Officer Wiseman comes as some sort of welcoming committee, Chris becomes more fixated on the officer and something he had mentioned. Always looking for inspiration for his novels, he decides to do the opposite of what he was warned not to do which leads this town into more than just the skull and skeleton remains.

Big cities may have crimes in big portions just for the fact of higher population but it’s the smaller towns with history where everyone seems to know everyone and where the deepest and most dangerous ones seems to lurk. Sawyer and Chris are finding out that there is more than meets the eye within this small town. Some people are hiding big secrets. As Sawyer and Chris start to find their love and happiness together what more lies beneath the water? I still have so many questions and hope to get more answers in book two Drew and Landon’s story coming out this fall.

USA Today bestselling author RJ Scott writes stories with a heart of romance, a troubled road to reach happiness, and most importantly, a happily ever after.

RJ Scott is the author of over one hundred romance books, writing emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.

The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.

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  1. Thank you for the wonderful review :) X

  2. Thank you for the review! Congrats on the new book release! The cover looks fantastic.