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Beyond the Mist

(Lake Lanier Mysteries #2)

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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
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Published September 15th 2017 by The Wild Rose Press
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Dianne
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
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Katherine Paschal
**Review on https://smadasbooksmack.blogspot.com/ **
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
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Kameron
Oct 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
(review request submitted by the author for an honest critique)

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
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Bobbie
Nov 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-reads
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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Nicole Dunton
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Nick finds out about the whole situation that happens that causes Lacey to o back to 1949. He takes the opportunity to do the same thing so that he can save somebody who died during 9/11. Once everybody finds out what happened, they are determined to keep him from messing up the time space continuum. Piper volunteers to go find him and keep him from changing everything they know due to events he's trying to change.

While I didn't really enjoy this book as much as I did the first, I really enjoyed
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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
Tamara
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
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Coral
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
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Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Apr 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
This is book two in the Lake Lanier Mysteries series.

A secret portal hidden in Atlanta’s Lake Lanier has Nick tempting fate and goes back in years. Can he change the future?

I really liked Piper and Nicks story. It’s not an easy read, not one of those I could blitz through but I thought it was a great read.

Beyond the Mist is a time travel novel. Not my usual kinda read but I enjoyed it anyway.
Lisa
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.

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Fee (Ebook Addicts)
Mar 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Story:

Beyond the Mist picks up after Beneath the Lake and focuses more on Piper and Nick. In this story line Nick has a hidden agenda and uses the device that the Reynolds have created to manipulate the time rift to go back to 2001, he believes he can save his then girlfriend from the 9/11 attacks that devistated New York and the world alike.

Piper goes back to stop Nick from changing the course of history for the worst after they realise where he has gone back to and that he has infact done
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Petula
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
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Giselle
Sep 12, 2017 marked it as to-read
ARCs of this and book 1 can be requested here: [closed - other review opportunities found here] ...more
Teresa
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
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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
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Jessica Capps
Dec 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Audiobook review

CW: this book is centered around the events of 911. If this is a topic that you are sensitive to, I do not recommend this book.

Beyond the Mist: Lake Lanier Mysteries main premise is time travel. A mysterious lake that opens a portal to other times has pulled in a victim. Finding out about time travel, Nick figured out a way to go back to the week before 9/11 to try to save his then-girlfriend. Unfortunately, Nick will inevitably trigger the Butterfly Effect by changing the timel
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Tracey
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
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Mandy
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The second book in the Lake Lanier Mysteries series. This book carries on the story of the mysterious Lake Lanier and the secrets that it holds beneath the water.
This book looks at Piper, she is Laceys best friend and we met her and the other residents around the lake in the first book. Piper didn't believe in love until she fell for Nick Cramer, the only problem was he could not move on because of the guilt he felt for the death of his then-girlfriend Carly. She had died in the 9/11 Twin Tower
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Kelly cowee
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Beyond the Mist is book 2 in the Lake Lanier Mystery series. It did not disappoint. I was drawn in by the first chapter. It starts where Beneath the Lake ended. Piper and Nick pick up in this story. I loved all the characters. They work so well together. I found myself feeling upset, shocked and then finally happiness.

Sandy has a time machine in her basement. It's connected to the portal at the bottom of Lake Lanier. Nick goes missing. Piper is on a mission to find nick, even if it means going
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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
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Andrzejewski Amy
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
Kara Gregg
Apr 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another excellent book. I loved the first one and was very excited for the second. It did not disappoint. I did have to set aside time to read it and tell the family not to bother me while I was buried in the world of Piper and Nick. It is not a standalone, so read them in order. Well done romance part. The story of two people falling in love against the backdrop of the days leading up to 9/11 and bad choices made was about as emotionally involving to me as the reader as it was to the characters ...more
Maranda
Nov 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
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
Catrina
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.
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Heather
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
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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 tryin ...more
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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 hold th
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