What Lies Below
Everyone has nightmares. One woman is living hers…
Gilly O’Connell’s nightmares aren’t just bad dreams; they’re glimpses of terrifying realities to come. Gilly has spent her entire life trying to suppress the foreboding visions. So when a dismissed premonition leads to her husband’s murder, she buries the guilt and pain of the unsolved crime in the only way she knows how—...more
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Nightmares that foretell events? Nightmares that could solve crimes? Nightmares that Gilly is afraid to think about or let anyone know about.
Gilly seems to be clairvoyant but is afraid to tell the police for fear of their suspecting her of the kidnapping of a friend's daughter. Gilly saw Zoe being kidnapped in her dream, and the next day it happened.
We join in the search for Zoe along with the entire town. The small town of Wyatt loved Zoe and her father, Jake, and they all had their own ...more
What Lies Below by Barbara Taylor Sissel was a fairly fast-paced novel that focuses on one woman's past and the kidnapping of a young girl.
After losing her husband in a convenience store robbery gone wrong, Gilly moved from Houston to a small town in Texas where she doesnt know anyone. Here she ends up finding herself involved in the kidnapping case of a young girl named Zoe. Gilly isn't like everyone else, she has dreams and premonitions and she just happens to see Zoe's abduction in a ...more
What Lies Below is the story of Gilly O’Connell and the kidnapping of a young child. Gilly, a waitress in a small town, experiences occasional dreams with premonitions. Gilly is still fairly new to the town of Wyatt, and when a well known resident’s little girl, Zoe, goes missing, Gilly must deal with the dreams she has surrounding Zoe’s disappearance. But doing so also opens the door to Gilly’s own devastating past, and just as Gilly’s trying to get back on her feet, they are knocked ...more
Second sight? Precognition?
Gilly has nightmares. However, they are more than nightmares.
She spends her whole life suppressing visions. Yet one suppressed vision leads to the murder of her husband. She suffers from her guilt.
Yet after three years, she begins to feel relief. She had been running from her guilt for what seems forever.
Until, there is a kidnapping of a three year old girl. She knows more about it than anyone.
And she is ...more
From the first page, the reader falls in love with Gilly. She has had terrible things happen to her - the loss of her ...more
What Lies Below is a breath of fresh air!
It tells the story of a missing little girl, with the main character, Gilly, having vision-like dreams about where she is. She must decide whether to trust these dreams or if they are a mental product of her traumatic past.
I was enthralled throughout and was along for the twisty journey, not knowing what was going to happen next. My heart ...more
Like Aimee Molloy’s ‘The Perfect Mother’, ‘What Lies Below’ is another book that even though it deals with child abduction is a tamer read than a lot of books in this genre. There is some violent content but it’s pretty non-graphic, and language wise there are a couple of instances of the F-word, but that’s about it.
I felt the author painted a wonderful picture of small town life in Texas. The descriptions of Wyatt, it’s surroundings, and ...more
Kudos to Barbara Taylor Sissel , Author of “What Lies Below” for writing an intense, riveting, captivating, and intriguing novel with tremendous suspense. From the Blurb on Goodreads,” Everyone has nightmares. One woman is living hers…….”
The Genres for this Novel are Fiction, Mystery and Suspense. The author describes her characters as complex and complicated. The timeline of the story is in the present and goes back three years as it ...more
I received an advance copy. All opinions are my own.
I was fortunate in that I was able to read an early NetGalley copy of this book. Put this one on your ...more
Three years after her husband was murdered and the culprit managed to get away, Gilly is trying to rebuild her life working as a waitress in a small Texas town hoping ...more
I have read books by Barbara Taylor Sissel, and I have enjoyed her writing. Her blurb captured my imagination.
A missing child + psychic dreams = fun read
But for that fun read to occur, the main character has to accept herself and her talents. The book felt ...more
She dreamed later on in life that her husband, Brian, was going to be shot in robbery. He was.
Now trying to move on, she has moved to a new town, lost her architectural business and is now working as a waitress in a small town cafe. One of her customers is a four year old ...more
I loved this book from the very first chapter. Mainly because of all the character composition - it was like a masterfully designed bouquet of exquisite flowers. But then it started to drag a bit in places and I felt like skipping over because while there were some rather important triggers about the plot, my main focus had remained with separate characters and I just felt like returning to pages where all of them were playing the ...more
is a nicely done
in your head,
kinda of story.
3 Visual Stars.
Listened with TTS.
Mildly Not Clean.
Gilly has dreams that have a tendency to come true. She dreamt that her husband was murdered and it happened causing her to lose control. Now that she’s sober, Gilly has moved to a small town to start over again as a waitress. Everything is going fine until she dreams of little Zoe’s kidnapping the night before it happens. Gilly eventually tells the police of her dreams and instead of thinking she’s crazy, the police now view her as a ...more
What if I was to tell you that psychics not just see but feel and sense what's about to come or what has already occurred?
What if they are truly able to tell stories from the grave or help solve cold cases?
What if their information was so valuable that a parent would seek out Gilly for this ...more
Born in ...more