There are so many twists and turns as this story unfolds that I literally couldn’t stop reading till the end. The magic is inherent to the setting and natural for the progression of events. Grey faces down a literal Level 5 Hurricane and her closest loves to finally find the truth of what happened the night Elora disappeared. The ending was complete, although not everyone made it out of the catastrophic truths that are revealed.
Final Verdict: Dark and Shallow Lies may happen in a sleepy southern community, but the secrets it holds are all-consuming. The pain of the past doesn't end suffering, but it must be faced to move on. This tale will stick with you once the pages are all turned. Highly recommend it, but you know maybe not on a dark and stormy night!