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Beyond the Mist

(Lake Lanier Mysteries #2)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Piper Taylor concedes she’ll never fall in love, until a treacherous storm spirals her into the arms of the handsome Nick Cramer. Unrelenting remorse over a past relationship haunts Nick, but he can’t deny the mysterious connection and hot desire Piper evokes.

The allure of a secret portal hidden beneath Atlanta’s Lake Lanier tempts him into seizing the opportunity to chang
Published September 15th 2017 by The Wild Rose Press
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Lake Lanier holds the secrets of “time” beneath its surface and for one family who has become its protectors and stewards, it is their own lifeline to the past. For confirmed single girl Piper Taylor and the handsome Nick Cramer, a brutal storm on a dark night makes the perfect, if unusual backdrop for attraction, past regrets, and determination.

Nick knows he has found a special someone in Piper, but in his past is a woman he let down and she died, a brutal and terrifying death. Knowing the magi
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I loved reading this series and enjoyed how well written it was. I always loved time travel and the concept of it. Beyond the Mist takes you on a fun adventure with time travel, suspense and romance.

I was totally engrossed with this book and kept wanting to turn pages. I am so glad I signed up with Xpresso Blog Tours to read this book and highly recommend this series!
Tena Stetler
Oct 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Beyond the Mist is dedicated to the victims of the September 11, 21 terrorist attack on United States soil and was written with author Casi McLean’s deepest respect and compassion for their families and friends. That being said, this tale is an exciting fictional prospective of the possibilities of time travel and bad decisions made for the right reasons.
Beyond the Mist returns to a tiny hamlet nestled in the north Georgia Mountains and the eerie Lake Lanier. Is it cursed or is something else g
Katherine Paschal
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Can saving the life of a single person alter the future so dramatically? That is the question that Beyond the Mist asks- can a man desperate to escape the trauma of his past cause irrevocable changes to the future of his friends by saving the life of a woman from his past- a woman who has more secrets than Nick knows? And the girl who loves him in the present will do whatever she can do to bring him home alive without damaging the world further
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Casi McLean touched on many emotions in Beyond the Mist: guilt, love, regret, anger, remorse, and fear. She had us step into the past, relive the horrific moments of 9/11, and feel the desperation to alter a moment in time. If given the opportunity, I can’t imagine many who would not want to tweak those course of events.. despite the unknown changes that might occur in the future. To save a love one. To save everyone. It is so tempt
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Wow! I really enjoyed this book. This is the first book I've read by Casi McLean, but I'm looking forward to reading more books by her. From the beginning of the story with the opening paragraph, I was drawn into the story. It is a story of time-travel, but not in the typical way, no in this book it's traveling to the future and back rather than the past. Piper Taylor the main character has decided there's no one out there that she can fall in love with, that is until a violent storm literally h ...more
Liza O'Connor
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Review of Beyond the Mist by Casi McLean
Warning: This book might traumatize you from true past events. I feel quite stressed as I write this.
This is without doubt the darkest time travel novel I have ever read. It is also the most complex with the future or the past constantly changing with upsetting results.
But that being said, I never stopped reading. The story is well written and has a real message for the world to take heed. Our current situation is very close to self-annihilation. And unli
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My Reviews

What A Ride!

Beyond the Mist is #02 in the Lake Lanier Mysteries Series by Casi McLean.

Amy Deuchler narrates.

HEA with No cliffhangers! (+ Bonus, see review for more details!)

I HIGHLY suggest reading them in order to get the best experience. These are too connected.

Length: 8 hours 10 minutes

Content Advisory:
There is mild sexplay.
This involves the events of 9/11 up close and personal, and may be upsetting to some.

This story picks up right at the ending of the first. I really hope you've
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Sci-fi Time Traveling Mystery Romance . . . Piper and Nick have that chance meeting that sends them both a jolt of realization. This journey for the two of them starts off well in good in the present time but slips to the past with good intentions and not so good possible outcomes. Nick had once loved and lost and still held on to those tragic results. He now have another chance at love and finds that he wants to amend the past with the present. Not quite seeing straight or fully grasping the co ...more
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Most Of Us Would Love To Change The Past If We Could…

How many of us have thought about returning to the past, and changing events which ended up mucking up our future? And if you could erase an infamous event, would you? This story isn’t only an incredibly romantic, well written and engaging romance, but focuses on the repercussions of attempting to change the past.

Piper Taylor and Nick Cramer meet during a raging storm and are mutually attracted. Stepping into the past and reliving the horrifi
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
I thought this is a simple time-travel paranormal story but it goes into science fiction with the creation of a time-travel machine.

I wasn't sure what to expect of the story. The romance between Nick and Piper were almost secondary. The main focus is the effect of time-travelling and how it affects the world. Its an interesting aspect to focus the story on 9/11.

My main gripe would be the author assumes the readers knowledge of the previous book and explains the sci-fi/paranormal part too quickly
Feb 24, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked the story and characters but would have enjoyed the book better had I read book 1 first.

- - Received copy through NetGalley - -
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nick Cramer has always blamed himself for his girlfriend dying in the 9/11 attacks. Now he has a chance of going back in time and saving her. He has been told it's wrong to tamper with the time line, so he will go in secret.
Piper Taylor has been at her best friend's hospital bedside for a week while she has been unconscious. Now she knows her friend is recovering, it's time to find Nick.
You have to concentrate when your reading this because our characters are messing about with time and causin
Sep 12, 2017 marked it as to-read
ARCs of this and book 1 can be requested here: [closed - other review opportunities found here]
Apr 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is my first book by Casi McLean even though it is the 2nd book in the Lake Lanier Mysteries Series. I will be checking out book one very soon. This can be read as a stand alone, but you do have to really pay attention at first until you get used to which time line each person is from. For instance Nick's father was born in 1921, his mother in 1983, they bump into Nick when he is 30 years old. I do want book one to get more of a the back story though, some things would make a lot more sense. ...more
Nicole Levy
I love the premise of this series--weaving time travel in with romance and suspense--and am all about a good set of secondary characters, but neither element worked as well in this installment as they did in the first. I found myself stopping and starting frequently, and I likely would've put the book down for good if I hadn't been intending to review it.

Book 1 (Beneath the Lake) was a bit of a slow starter for me, but Lacey and Bobby grew on me and I ended up quite enjoying the book. Beyond th
Ruthie Jones
Sep 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Right from the first page, I realized that reading the first in the Lake Lanier Mysteries (Beneath the Lake) would have been a good idea. However, while Beyond the Mist is a continuation of Book 1, you can still enjoy Book 2 on its own, once you acclimate yourself to the setting, characters, and circumstances.

Time travel is always an intriguing subject, but Casi McLean puts a unique spin on it. Beyond the Mist is filled with romance across time, a portal beneath a lake shrouded in mystery, and t
Nov 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
*This ARC was received in exchange for an honest review*

This is the story of Piper Taylor who thought she would never find love until she met up with Nick Cramer.
Lake Lanier is a mystery, Pipers best friend Lacey was saved from the icy lake but her story was a different thing. Going through the lake and back in time and meeting up with Rob Reynolds. Now married and a son who is older than they are and married to a woman who has found out how to work the lake to their advantage but could be dange
Cori Nichols
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beyond the Mist

By Casi McLean

This is the second in the Lake Lanier Mysteries. It is now about Nick and Piper. Nick thinks that he can save his old girlfriend Carly from the devastation that was 911. Piper volunteers to go after Nick after he used Sandy’s time machine. When he ended up just before the twin towers would have been destroyed, he messes up the whole timeline. Which means that since he was no longer in their timeline Lacey dies in the lake. The whole wild ride gives the reader chills
Amy Andrzejewski
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beyond The Mist was amazing, intense and really rugged at my heart strings. It was easy to read and sucked me into the story from the very first page. This was Nick and Pipers story. This had to a difficult book to write. The author filled the pages with lots of information pertaining to the life changing events of 9/11. This was an area where I sobbed. I had a hard time reading what the 2 main characters felt and saw on that fateful morning. I couldn't imagine standing at ground zero, knowing t ...more
Nickie Sale
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Second book in the series and brilliant, had me hooked from the first page. Although the book follows on from from book 1, it could be read as stand alone but I personally feel that you would lose out on a lot of background and understanding without reading book 1 first. This has the same characters as book 1 but follows Nick & Pipers story taking you back to the awful events of 9/11 and the perils of time travel. Whilst Nick is trying to lay ghosts of his past to rest, Piper finds herself t ...more
Lisa Marie Barrera
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!! Casi McLean Did Not Disappoint in BEYOND THE MIST!! It was an Suspenseful Epic story that will Leave speechless and takes place around the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Again with the unique time traveling adventure and takes you to the darkest times that is So complex with the past or the future constantly changing.
The moment I started reading, I Could Not Put It in Down and devour this book like the First one- BENEATH THE LAKE. But can be read as a Standalone however it helps y
Nov 23, 2017 rated it liked it
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Being a fan of time travel novels I expected to treat myself to "Beyond the Mist". Felt a bit let down because reading Lake Lanier Mysteries, #1 is a must of which I had not experienced. Present day travel back to US's most epic time September 11, 2001. Leaving the love of his life Piper behind; Nick Cramer stealthily prompts a trip back to 2001 to overt the death of a friend that has haunted him for years. Interesting plot of a lake that with the help of a time machine holds a portal to the pas ...more
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There is a strange phenomenon in Lake Lanier... a portal that somehow makes time travel possible.

Nick goes back in time to try and fix a mistake that has haunted him, but just maybe things will turn out worse than he could’ve expected.

Piper is drawn to Nick and will do whatever it takes to bring him back, but will they be able to make it back?

Casi McLean has written an emotional and thrilling story. The tragic events of 9/11 are respectfully depicted and play an important role in the storyline.
Dec 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Beyond the Mist follows on the Reynolds family and the idea of time travel through a porter in Lake Lanier.
In the first story Piper meets Nick through her best friend Lacey and the 2 have an instant connection. In this book Nick manages to travel back to 9/11 to try to save a girlfriend from his past, he’s always felt guilty and blamed himself over her death as they had an argument the night before 9/11 and she stormed off from his apartment. However, all little changes affect the future and Nic
Robyn Washington
Feb 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Nick has the ability to travel back in time to the days of 9/11. The book has a wild plot and the readers soon find out his motives are selfish, I like the imagination of the book, but it was hard for me to get into the plot. Nick hitches a ride on the time machine without the inventor's permission and screws up the future. Truly, if you like zany and crazy, this is the book for you. The writer describes two strong characters which make the book interesting of unfortunate and fortunate events to ...more
Cassandra **The Bibliophagist**
Many of us wish to be able to go back in time and change past mistakes. Nick has that chance and he takes it, despite the danger. He is warned not to "step on butterflies" and soon finds himself doing just that. Luckily, Piper volunteered to travel back and prevent him from doing so. Nick cannot deny the mysterious connection between him and Piper, but is unable to remove a past girlfriend and the failure of their relationship from his mind. What lengths will Nick go to right a wrong? Will Piper ...more
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nick has the ability to travel back in time to the days of 9/11. The book has a wild plot and the readers soon find out his motives are selfish, I like the imagination of the book, but it was hard for me to get into the plot. Nick hitches a ride on the time machine without the inventor's permission and screws up the future. Truly, if you like zany and crazy, this is the book for you. The writer describes two strong characters which make the book interesting of unfortunate and fortunate events to ...more
Elsie Caba
Jan 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story was great. It starts right where the first book ends. We get our amazing characters again with a new and more intriguing plot.

Piper has to go back in time to look for Nick her love who hijacked the machine to try and fix his past. After she arrives she has to find him and stop him from disturbing time. This storyline is a little more complex than book one but very good as well.

They author covered a very delicate topic in a very respectful manner. I enjoyed this book pretty much.
Linda Buzard-Moffitt
I liked the 2nd book in the Lake Lanier Series. I liked that it wasn't really unbelievable Sci-Fi but more of a Magical & Mystical Time-Travel story. Though this book had a very small part of a Dystopian World appear in it, I felt that it was small enough that it didn't lessen the great story that I thought it was. I'm glad I was gifted a copy through Xpresso book tours. I chose to review this book and was not under any obligation or compensated in any way for reviewing it.
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USA Today & Amazon Best Selling Author, Casi McLean, pens novels to stir the soul with romance, suspense, and a sprinkle of magic. Her writing crosses genres from ethereal, captivating shorts with eerie twist endings to believable time slips, mystical plots, and sensual romantic suspense.

Known for enchanting stories with magical description, McLean entices readers with fascinating hooks to hol

Other books in the series

Lake Lanier Mysteries (3 books)
  • Beneath the Lake (Lake Lanier Mysteries, #1)
  • Between the Shadows (Lake Lanier Mysteries, #3)