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Gun Shy

4.13  ·  Rating details ·  1,455 ratings  ·  382 reviews

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 search
ebook, 369 pages
Published October 6th 2017 by Lili St. Germain
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GUNSHY: 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 straig
⊱✿⊰ Alicia ⊱✿⊰
5 Onetwothreefourfive Stars

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Leo has a meth addict mum who lives in a double wide on state land, to say he had a troubled upbringing would be an understatement. Leo has built himself his own 'place' so his girlfriend Cass can stay with him anytime, he built it out of scrap materials. When his makeshift sink spits out some gross looking water he goes to investigate thinking his younger brothers had killed an animal and chucked it in the wasn't an animal.

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The darkness
Karen - Kazza's Books Blog

I was lucky enough to be given a hard copy ARC of Gun Shy ( I've also pre-ordered one) from a book signing and trust me when I say it was certainly worth the wait.

Love and Cassie's story is a lot of thing, beautiful, dark, depressing, brutal, violent and revengeful.

So many things happen in Gun Creek you will not be wanting or able to put this book down.
A few times I thought I had it all worked out but the twists thrown in made me second guess myself.
It is definitely one of my top r
Sophia Triad
You would think that when you bury someone deep enough in the ground, you’d be able to keep them hidden.

Oh god what have I just read???!!!

This is NOT a dark romance.
This is a mystery- psychological thriller story and it is packed with secrets and twists.

This is a story about lost dreams and hopes.
A story about 8 stolen years full of despair and sadness.

This is a story about a simple boy who simply loves a girl, Leo:

But I know Cassie. I love Cassie. And I’d drive her to the gates of hell
✰ Liz ✰
"I should forget the boy I loved ever existed."

Gun Shy is a stand-alone psychological thriller full of action, dark romance, passion, and terror. Each character is driven to kill, steal, and destroy in order to hold on tight to what they crave.

"Please let me breathe."
Cassie Carlino and Leo Bentley live in the small town of Gun Creek, Nevada. They are high school sweethearts who love each other madly and deeply. In a town full of poverty and drug addiction, Leo and Cassie long to escape
The Sassy Bookworm
May 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing


descriptionGreat cover on this one. Good representation of the female lead. Good compoition and title work as well.description


descriptionSo this book was amazeballs. I kind of want to just leave it at that since I am not sure anything I write will do this one justice. I LOVED it. Every page. Every chapter. Every sentence. Every word from beginning to end was pure twisted magic. Phenomenally well written. The pace was perfect. The plot was engaging and kept me turning the pages. So much so I skipped lunch so I could read this

4.5 Stars!


Cassie Carlino and Leo Bentley are high school sweethearts looking to escape their bleak hometown of Gun Creek. All seems to be on track for the aspiring football player and smart cheerleader until the consequences of a missing girl begins to seep into their lives causing a chain of horrific events.

“He looks at me with eyes that have seen violence since I last gazed into them. I know because I recognize the hardness inside his soul; it matches mine.”

Eight years later and on paro
T.M. Frazier
May 13, 2016 marked it as to-read
I can't wait to read this!!!!!!! EEEEEPPPPPP! ...more
Natalie  ~ The Biblioholic
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller, dual-pov, 2017
Do you love a great mystery? A story full of suspense? A book that will take you on the thrill ride of the year? Then you NEED to read this book!!

I went into this thinking I had an idea what it would be like. I'm at the end of this book realizing I knew NOTHING!! Because this author set me up. In the best way. I thought I had it all figured out. How it would be in the beginning, middle and end. Nope, I was so freaking wrong.

Jennifer Thomas has gone missing. She's the second girl
Jacqueline's Reads
Sep 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, dark, killer
3 Very Dark Stars

It’s been awhile since I’ve read a Lili St. Germain book and from what I remember is that the books are very dramatic, dark and somewhat twisted. I’m into these books, I crave these books, but I think Lili St. Germain may have taken me out of my comfort zone a little too much.

I see the raving reviews on this book and I get it. I understand the overall idea and persona of the book, but it’s just not my cuppa.

That’s right, it’s me not you kind of book and that’s okay.

I’m giving i
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
**ARC provided in exchange for an honest review**


"You begin to realize that the darkness you've been given is not a burden, but a gift. "

First of all, I want to point out that even though this book has some romantic elements, it's NOT a romance novel. I love Lili's books so I was really excited to read Gun Shy. I went in blind and without any expectations, because I didn't really know what to expect. I enjoy when books are unpredictable and has me guessing throughout the book. Gun Shy definitely
Elfina Renee
Spine tingling, chilling, hair raising and Ooooo so good! Loved the twisted mind of Lili St. Germain. She has the uncanny ability to take you places you'd never think to go. One hell of a read and damn sure recommended! ...more
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***5 "Onetwothreefourfive !!!" stars***

"Pray you do not wrong me. Pray you do not stick in my carefully threaded web.
I am a girl with a darkness inside me..."

Well.... What the fuck i just read??? Holy Shiiiiiiit!!!!
That story blew my mind!!!! Literally!!! Phew!!! Honestly, i don't know from where to start.... And i really don't know if i want to tell you a single thing about it!!!
This story made me wild and bothered, but at the same time, it excited me!!!! I just could not stop reading!!
Lo Bookfrantic



Genre:  Dark Suspense
Type: Standalone
POV: First Person - Multiple


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Cassandra Carlino aka Cassie was a happy girl; she had a high school boyfriend who she saw her future with.   One terrible accident seemed to point all evidence towards her sweet lovely boyfriend. Her entire life was changed ever since.  Now she lives a life of numbness; her mother in comma and her life a chaos disaster.

"You begin to realize that the darkness you've been given
1-Click Addict Support Group
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Onetwothreefourfive Stars

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Leo has a meth addict mum who lives in a double wide on state land, to say he had a troubled upbringing would be an understatement. Leo has built himself his own 'place' so his girlfriend Cass can stay with him anytime, he built it out of scrap materials. When his makeshift sink spits out some gross looking water he goes to investigate thinking his younger brothers had killed an animal and chucked it in the wasn't an animal.

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The darkness

“Beware the dark pool at the bottom of our hearts. In its icy, black depths dwell strange and twisted creatures it is best not to disturb.”

I think that wraps up everything into a nice package but alas not possible so how do you write a review for a book that leaves you in a position not able to find the words, not yesterday when I finished it, not now while I’m writing my review and neither tomorrow or next week if I had to put down how this book made me feel? Near impossible but I will try.

I f
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it, dark
Where do I start? Can I just say 1-click and devour? I need a few more words. Ok let me try...

I’ve read previous books by this author and loved them. However this has become my new favourite of hers. Lily knows how to get under her readers skin. I devoured this book in a day. I couldn’t get enough of it.

If your looking for a brilliantly written dark psychological thriller then I highly recommend this book. I rarely do re-reads but this is one I’ll certainly be re reading. Looking forward to rea
Simply Love Book Reviews
Oct 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Wow. I went into this thinking it was going to be a dark romance set against the backdrop of a mystery and that is not what I got at all. What I found was a dark and winding thriller filled with lies, betrayal and twisted desires. This book snatched my attention from the very first sentence and I was unable to put it down. It’s one of those stories that leaves you thinking long after it’s done, and questioning your own morals when you alternately feel sympathy for the devil and disgust for peopl
Apr 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
5 bloody,dark and revolting stars
Tropes:second chance,forced proximity,revenge
Trigger warnings:mental and physical abuse,incest,non-con,murder
Wow this book is so different than anything I’ve ever raw.There were moments when I couldn’t believe what I was reading.Lili St. Germain sure knows how to deliver pearls-clutching,horrible yet so engaging stories.
This was my first time reading about an actual anti-heroine.Cassie is not a good person.She’s become a monster over the years
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

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Dora Koutsoukou
The writing was amazing!!! But the storyline had such a slow pace and felt dispirited, I just couldn’t read any more... dnf @ 15%
Oct 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2017
"I'm a girl with a darkness inside me."

🎶Hello darkness my old friend
I've come to talk with you again...

And there it is... I lost my mind...

Gun Shy will consume you with it's darkness. It consumed me. It's going to take you down and drown you into this bottomless well of craziness.
I often wondered if the insane situations Cassie and Leo, the main characters, are subjected to, would eventually stop... I guess you're going to find out by yourself. Or better yet, my advice is to grab along your
5 Stars!
Wow!! I loved this book!!

Me while devouring this story!

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AND I said this a whole lot

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AND I wanted to jump in my kindle many times

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Awesome job Lily!! Can't wait for more from you!!

I am a girl with a darkness inside me. Carefully placed. Cleverly concealed. A darkness that could devour you.

Oct 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
A true roller coaster of emotion, this story kept me at the edge, breathless anticipating of what will happen till the final page.

The author did a remarkable job creating a very suspenseful plot, full of mystery and twists. Seriously I was focusing on one thing and then another one was happening the same time. It was very rich of emotions with a mysterious dark vibe all over the story, it was like seeing a movie which is a huge plus for me.

Now about our characters, Cassie and Leo... well at
Oct 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
What the f**k was that??? That you get, when you don't carefully read blurb or what the book is about :)
It's not dark, but it is psychological thriller. Not that I regret reading it. From the start I was spaced out from real world, pace was quick, so many stories were developing and several times it was over the top, which usually would cause to lose my interest in story, but this time this didn't happen.
Bexxy (Desperately Seeking HEA's Blog)
I'm not a religious person. But I need to confess.

Forgive me reader, for I have sinned.

I listened to a book. It took from the light and it gave to the darkness. It spoke of terrible things that happened to good and bad people. And I couldn't stop listening until I had, had my fill of every single word spoken.

Gun Shy is devastatingly good. Unputdownable. Mind Blowing. It's so bad but so damn good. It's torturous to the mind and I feel like a terrible person for enjoying it so damn much.

This is probably the most twisted book I’ve read this year. And one of my favorites.

I’d say the blurb is misleading, it portrays the book as a small-town mystery about a girl’s disappearance, but is so much more. At its core, this is a very bleak, gloomy story about people stuck in a little nowhere town and the fact that – if you’re fed evil, evil you’ll become.


Gun Creed, Nevada is the setting of the novel, it happens during winter, and those factors contribute to the overall depressing atmosph
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Glad it did not disappoint :-)
What. Did. I. Just. Read ?

I'm still getting my head around this book, still trying to figure out the bits that snuck up on me when I thought I had the plot figured out only to be blindsided over and over.

A psychological thriller that you could say is unpredictable.

I was instantly pulled into the plot with the images of hearts and butterflies and the love of two teenagers with a dream of one day getting out of their small town despite living in a grubby trailer, a consuming love that gave Cassi
Laura Lee
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gun Shy
By: Lili St. Germain
5 I’m Thirsty Stars

There are some books you read that when you close your kindle, you scratch your head, you take a deep breath and then you say…what in the world did I just read? My suggestion when picking out this book as your next read… Stop right there… don’t read any further and just go one click and read this book. Don’t let any of the reviews give you any clues about what this twisted book is all about. Amazon recommended this book as something that they thought
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Lili is a USA Today bestselling hybrid author who has sold over a million books since January 2014. She writes stories about vengeful girls and villainous men, with readers crowning her "The Queen of Darkness" and "The best when it comes to dark, brooding and bloody romance."

Lili quit corporate life to focus on writing and so far is loving every minute of it. Her other loves in life include her go

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