Tuesday, 3 October 2017


TITLE: Gun shy
AUTHOR: Lili St. Germain
GENRE: Dark | Suspense
PUBLICATION: October 6th, 2017
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Is a full length standalone novel by Lili St Germain. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives' Leo Bentley & Cassandra Carlino aka Cassie

This kicks starts us off in a dark gritty place, seventeen year old Karen a troubled teenage girl who had gone missing in Gun Creek a week prior, her severed body is discovered in a well on a local property by Leo nine years ago, It’s not every morning you drink dead girl juice after taking a long gulp of water out of a glass he knew straight away something wasn’t right, the taste alone made him gag, the colour of the water didn’t seem right either with it being a dirty rusty red colour climbing down the well that’s when all was revealed. 

Something forever changed in Leo that day, gone was his easy go lucky happy nature and in it’s place was a different boy entirely. 

One year later a car careens down an embankment during a snowstorm, nineteen year old Leo at the wheel, sent to prison for nineteen years for driving under the influence, one female forever locked in a coma, this event forever changes the people in this small town, secrets, lies and deceit become an act of survival. Leo's and Cassie's lives will never be the same.

Released from Lovelock penitentiary for good behaviour nothing is the same, the town has changed, the people have changed. 

I left behind a girl, and now that I'm back, that girl is gone. She's a woman now, with pain in her eyes that I put here. 

Another girl goes missing nine years after Karen Brainard which could send him back to prison again facing the death penalty if he reveals what he knows about her disappearance. 

At this point in the story this is where the author opens up a can of worms, because boom boom boom events from this stage onwards because from this point onwards the events that unfold will definitely give you whiplash keeping up. 

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What a crazy assed dark psychological thriller this one was, I feel like I’ve been pulled through a hedge backwards, the twists and turns, the dark and grit just kept coming and coming and along the way you feel and connect with these characters. 
In typical lili fashion as per usual I'm left reeling, gobsmacked, stunned, sitting down and writing up this review and wondering what the fuck did I just read, this was one fucked up crazy assed ride, this book threw many twists, many curve balls that had me reeling in their aftermath, like a tornado that has ripped through a town left floundering in its wake, this book exceeded all my expectations, ticked all my boxes and left me wanting more, I can not wait to see what Lili brings us next. I highly recommend this, it's dark, twisted, raw, disturbing, gritty and highly addictive.

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In the middle of a fierce snowstorm in Gun Creek, Nevada, a teenage girl disappears without a trace.

The second girl in nine years.

Identical cases. Identical conditions. Only last time, the girl was found. Dead, stuffed in a well beside the creek that feeds the town's water supply.

The killer was never found.

As the small town mobilizes and searches for newly vanished Jennifer Thomas, one suspect comes to the fore. But did he do it? Or is there something else at play? Something nobody could have anticipated?

For Jennifer's friend Cassie Carlino, the worst is yet to come. As she pins MISSING posters to store windows and joins the search, she begins to suspect that Jennifer's disappearance might be much closer to her than she could have ever imagined.

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