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Still Waters

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Still Waters by Emma Carlson Berne
Release Date: December 20, 2011
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages: 212
Format: ARC
Interest: YA
Challenge: 2012 Goodreads Reading Challenge, 2012 TBR Pile Challenge
Buy the Book: Amazon

Hannah can't wait to sneak off for a romantic weekend with her boyfriend, Colin. He's leaving for college soon, and Hannah wants their trip to the lake house to be one they'll never forget.

But once Hannah and Colin get there, things start to seem a They can't find the town on any map. The house they are staying in looks as if someone's been living there, even though it's been deserted for years. And Colin doesn't seem quite himself. As he grows more unstable, Hannah worries about Colin's dark side, and her own safety.

Nothing is as perfect as it seems, and what lies beneath may haunt her forever.

I've had this book sitting on my shelf for quite a while, and I am kicking myself for not reading it sooner. I found the story to be completely engrossing and so hard to put down! It was a wonderful thriller that had me glued to the pages and looking behind my back constantly.

Still Waters is the story of Hannah, who is always the perfect and dutiful daughter. Unable to return her boyfriend, Colin's declaration of "love" Hannah decides to do something exciting and reckless together before Colin heads off to college. Hannah packs their bags and surprises Colin with a weekend getaway for just the two of them. As they head off to Colin's family's cabin, Hannah pictures the incredible weekend they will have. But when they arrive the cabin turns out to be less than Hannah expected, with no electricity and buried in the woods. As strange things start to happen Hannah begins to realize this may have been a huge mistake!

It was a quick and fast paced read. The story moved and flowed in exactly the right way. My heart was racing throughout the story, and I found myself rushing to finish sentences so I could turn the page and find out what happened next! I was constantly looking over my shoulder and eyeing people.

This book was definitely not the romantic weekend that Hannah envisioned. It was thrilling, creepy, and disturbing and I loved every second of it! I am a huge suspense/mystery/thriller fan and this book hit the spot!


  1. I've been wanting to read this one for a while. I love creepy mystery books too. The creepier the better lol! Awesome review! I will have to get this book.

    1. It's GOOD! Some people didn't like it because it wasn't what they were expecting. I think a lot of people expected it to have a paranormal twist and it doesn't. Which is why I liked it. It was just gold old fashioned suspensful thriller!

  2. You and Amy and I all like the creepy stuff!
    Maybe we'll do a Spooky Book Club next fall for Haloween??

    1. Heck yes! Count me in! I actually got this one from you. I believe it was your very first ever ARC Thief giveaway. lol It should be framed for posterity! ;)

  3. This sounds like an awesome book! I love a good thriller- every once in awhile ;) Is it really violent or gruesome? That is what made me hesitant....

    1. Oh not at all! No gore or violence. Nothing that will make you cringe. Just a good old fashioned thriller that will keep you turning pages at lightning speed! :)

  4. WOW i didn't think it was THIS GODD! I'm a huge thriller/mystery fan so i am definitely adding this to my priority TBR soon!!

    - juhina

  5. I'm glad you liked this book. I've been dying to read it! I'm glad I'm not the only one who waited a bit to read it. I need to get a copy of it soon and see. =D

    Great review!

  6. I'm glad to hear you liked this one! I checked it out from the library a little while ago, but it's still just been sitting around. I'll definitely keep it in mind next time I'm looking for a quick, engrossing read.


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