Review – What Lies Within by James Morris

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October 24, 2015 by ceresbooksworld

What lies within



“You’re going to die”

Shelley Marano is an ordinary, unexceptional high school senior…until the day she receives a cryptic text message, and her world tilts sideways. Now she’s in real danger, although she doesn’t know who would want her dead, or why. As she starts to unravel the mystery, the truth about who she really is proves to be more frightening than she ever imagined. With the lives of her and her friends hanging in the balance, one thing is certain:

Nothing will ever be the same.

Packed with suspense, What Lies Within is a page-turning, plot-driven rollercoaster ride that fans of Stephen King, James Patterson and Rick Yancey will be sure to enjoy.



Shelley Marano is a typical 17 years old girl, she must choose which college she wants to go and she must tell her father that she doesn’t want to work in his auto shop. She has only one friend, Winston, who is in love with her. Her life is about to change with the apparition of a boy who pretend he’s her brother. Shelley will have a lot of questions and no answer. She will have to make choice, choose who she can trust and how to help people.

Shelley is an ordinary teenager, she has default like all people, and sometimes I wanted to hit her. She’s thinking like a teenager and sometimes it unnerves me.

He dad is so sweet and kind, he doesn’t know who to help Shelley and he loves her.

Winston is a good guy, he loves Shelley and will do everything to protect her. I’m a little sad for him.

I like this book, the story is original, the answers are coming at the end of the book and throughout the book, questions arise and full of theories occur us. With the end of the book which approaches and the answers which arrive, different questions settle. How is this possible? Why? How a human being can make such a thing? Where are the world going ?

I really love when a book disturbed me like that and make me asked myself some questions.

James Morris has done a good job with this book, What Lies Within is his debut novel and it’s also the first one I’ve read and won’t be the last. I like his writing style and how his minds are working. I could totally read a sequel of What lies Within but the end could totally be an end. The characters are perfect in their imperfection and the idea of the story is really good, it’s a question asked by a lot of people actually.





About the author


James Morris is a former television writer who now works in digital media. When not writing, you can find him scoping out the latest sushi spot, watching ‘House Hunters Renovation’, or trying new recipes in the kitchen. He lives with his wife and dog in Los Angeles.


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