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She’s got 400,000 fans. One of them could be the killer.

Instagram Influencer Sydney Evans carefully curates her enviable public persona. Despite being freshly widowed, she’s eager to strike a pose at her best friend’s extravagant destination nuptials. But Sydney’s feed goes dark when she blacks out on the plane, awakening to discover another guest poisoned to death.

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Kindle Edition, 266 pages
Published January 5th 2020 by Vision Forty Press
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Bonnie DeMoss
Jan 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What Lies In Paradise is the story of Sydney, a “social media influencer” who presents a perfect life to her followers, constantly posting well-planned selfies in the highest fashions at exotic locations. In real life Sydney has lost her husband, but doesn’t let her grief show online. When one of her best friends dies on the way to another friends wedding, Sydney finds herself in the middle of an FBI investigation into an international criminal.

This is a good crime story which I would rate 3.5
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Tina Petriella
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I reviewed this by as an ARC. A great debut book. The book is the setting of a mystery involving an social media influencer, twin brothers, a socialite heiress, all of their friends, the FBI, an international criminal and a wedding in Jamaica. Sydney, the lead character, is a social media influencer who was married to Jack twin to Ethan who is getting ready to marry Sydney's best friend. Confusing? Wait it gets better. Sydney is also a widow who has tried to maintain perfection for herself and ...more
Paula  Phillips
Anything to do with social media in a novel and I am hooked and want to read, so when this one mentioned Instagram and how the main character had 400K followers it intrigued me. I have to admit though that the first line of the blurb "She’s got 400,000 fans. One of them could be the killer" was very deceiving as you learn pretty quick basically chapter 2 what is happening and that it has nothing to do with her fan base, but more her choice of family and friends. The novel starts off with Sydney ...more
Terri Eaches
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Picture Perfect...Or Is It???

A great story to introduce a new author for me. A twisted tale of lies, deceit and murder that comes full circle in beautiful Jamaica. Sydney portrays a perfect life to her Instagram followers but her life is anything but. On her way to Jamaica for her best friends wedding she finds out just how far from picture perfect her life truly is. Waking up detained at the airport she finds out one of he best friends is dead and is being held for questioning by the FBI
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Emma (Emlovesreading)
Ok so I was pleasantly surprised by this book. It’s more of a mystery than a romance do not my normal trope but I really enjoyed it.
Sydney is a widowed social influencer on her way to her friends wedding when she is pulled in by the FBI.
They need her help in solving a murder.
At first Sydney is reluctant to assist them, but she wholeheartedly believes her friends are innocent and so she agrees.
But this mystery is bigger than what she imagined.
I enjoyed the mystery surrounding the murder. And
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Yolanda Henderson
My first book with this author. I was pleasantly surprise with the book. It was entertaining on a who done it point of view. You have a tragedy among the best friends. Someone killed one of the three. You have plenty of people in this story. I would like to see some of the other characters get their own book. You had your good people and your bad. The story center around Marissa wedding. With every murder there will be twists and turns to find out who did it. Leah did not hesitate to all plenty ...more
Siobhan Yilmaz
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's been so long since I read a crime type book and this was certainly a good one to break me back into them. Straight away there's drama, and from chapter one onwards, the ball keeps rolling.
The book is written from multiple viewpoints, but don't worry, it really adds to the depth of the story rather than being confusing (I've read some shockers that muddle everything by doing this!).
This story is a little bit crime, a little bit mystery and a little bit self discovery. At first I was unsure
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Bonny Niswonger
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review. This book is about best friends being there for each other. On loss of her husband(Jack) and then trying to live with out him. One of her best friends was is getting married to a twin brother(Ethan) of her husband but something was gone wrong. She (Sydney) is flying to where her friend (Marissa Schumacher) was getting married but she had to take a detour to a airport so she can be told what is happening. Her ...more
Teresa Collins
This is a very good mystery with plenty of action, suspense, some unexpected and some slightly obvious twists, and very believable characters. As such I would have been happy to give it a four-star rating. However, because of the numerous typos (wrong character names, wrong location names, wrong words, missing words, etc), I could not justify anything higher than a three-star rating. Ms. Cupps is a very good author and if the services of a professional editor are not feasible, I would recommend ...more
KL Cassanello
Jan 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sydney has a perfect life. That's what her Instagram page says. But not really - it's a mess. And it's about to get a whole lot messier. On the way to a friend's wedding in Jamaica, another friend is murdered. When her plane lands, she's held in connection with that murder. This book was great to read - a true thriller with all the twists and turns. I had not idea where the story was going, and every time I thought I had it figured out - plot twist. It took a bit for me to get into the book ...more
Char
Jan 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very suspenseful read. The characters are colorful, independent, dramatic and somewhat over the top all in good ways. It is a page-turner and I can honestly say it has many twists and turns and actions I never saw coming. It’s characters were well-developed, the story is well-written and there are many surprises along the way. This is the first time reading this author and I enjoyed her writing style, the danger and suspense she put in the story and I will read her again. It was a ...more
Eve Jones
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review.
This is the first book that I have read by this author, but it definitely won't be the last.
This book starts with a gun to the head and doesn't stop with the edge of the seat excitement.
I guarantee you that if you pick this book up you won't be able to put it down until you have finished it.
Sydney at first seems quite superficial, and I didn't really like her to be honest. But as I got to know her my opinion changed, as I came to
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Heather Quarnstrom
This was a great read! I loved the twists and turns to the plot. It was a great mystery with fully developed characters.

I enjoyed the touch of romance will they/won't they that was thrown in as well. So if you just enjoy straight mystery with no side romance plot, this is not your book.

All in all, a fun read full of mystery, suspense, romance and more. I fully recommend this book to any reader that likes these things.

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Ashley Couch
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book definitely grabs you from the beginning. The mystery and intrigue is non stop throughout, with some good twists. I liked Alex a lot, but I was disappointed with their interactions. I was hoping for slightly more romance. The ending felt not complete. I was really hoping for a HEA for the couple. Overall, the writing was great. I would read more from this author

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Leah
Dec 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Sara Munoz
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a well-written book with great characters that develop throughout the story. This is the first book I have read by this Author and I will be looking for more by this Author. I really enjoyed the story and the characters. This story was interesting and full of twists and turns. This story has action, suspense, emotion, drama and, romance. A Must Read

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Beth
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
what a great read ... love the cover ... totally pulled me in. had me on the edge of my seat ... love that. enjoyable quick fun read ... wanna read more from this author, soon i hope??! we will see. i saw another read on Goodreads ... love finding a newbie author to me ... check out Leah!! well done. in KU if you have that service. romance action filled. mystery. that is definitely in my must reads ... please enjoy it!!
Kristi
Jan 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The twists and turns, the suspense of what happens will keep you turning the pages in this book. The story line is so well written you'll have a hard time putting it down. Strong and intriguing characters make it even that much better.

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Sammye
Jan 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It took a while for me to get into this book but it got better quickly. There was plenty of mystery and suspense. It is very entertaining and intriguing. This was my first time to read something from this author, but she is on my list now. I received a free copy of this book and am voluntarily leaving this review
Kimberly
Thank you Book Sirens for the free digital ARC in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

What Lies in Paradise was your average mystery book. It was slow to start, picked up halfway through and then slowed down again. By the end I felt a bit let down. Too many unanswered questions, which is ok if there will be a follow up. Overall an okay mystery read.
Theola
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow!! I loved this book. It had everything suspense, drama ,great characters and an amazing storyline. I loved Sydney so much. She was so reliable. The suspenseful parts of the book were great. She’s a poor widower just trying to figure out what to do next in her life how to move on.

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Mindy Martinez Borda
I really enjoyed the book. All the turns and twists in the plot made the story and the characters extremely interesting. I couldn't put it down. The story really deserves to be given a chance. Readers won't regret it if they do.

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Layla Powers
The story was a bit slow and left me with a lot of unanswered questions. However, if you're looking for an easy crime read this is probably it.

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Sonia Norman
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Absolutely brilliant! I wasn’t sure what I’d think, but I really didn’t want it to finish. Loved the concept and how well it is written. A definite must for readers no matter what your genre preference.

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Nancy
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this book. Good characters and plotline. Kept me engaged, could hardly put it down to take breaks. I will be looking for more books by Leah Cupps to read.

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Ann Brown
Jan 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An engrossing, exciting and suspenseful read. Very well written with a great plot full of twists and turns. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Minta Candelaria
Jan 12, 2020 rated it did not like it
Poor plot

Plot wasn't bad but the storyline was "jumpy" needed to be proofread. 'He sticks the gun in his waistband and the next sentence he's holding it in a person ' just one example that needed to be fixed.
Heather Bane
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book had me hooked from the very beginning. The story is very well written and keeps your interest throughout. A hard book to put down. I definitely recommend reading this book.

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Jacqueline Brown Abrecht
‘What lies in paradise’ is a well written book with twists you think you see but turn differently. It was a book I couldn’t put down till finished.

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Brandy France
Jan 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This author has you on edge if your seat with this murder thriller. The plot and characters are so arresting you won't put it down

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