Xpresso Book Tour: Beyond the Mist by Casi McLean

BOOK DETAILS:

Beyond the Mist
by Casi McLean
(Lake Lanier Mysteries, #2)
Published by: The Wild Rose Press
Publication date: September 15th 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense, Time-Travel

Piper Taylor concedes she’ll never fall in love, until a treacherous storm spirals her into the arms of the handsome Nick Cramer. Unrelenting remorse over a past relationship haunts Nick, but he can’t deny the mysterious connection and hot desire Piper evokes.

The allure of a secret portal hidden beneath Atlanta’s Lake Lanier tempts him into seizing the opportunity to change his mistakes. But his time slip triggers consequences beyond his wildest dreams.

Can Piper avoid the international espionage and terrorism of 2001 New York, find Nick, and bring him home before he alters the fabric of time, or will the lovers drift forever Beyond The Mist?


My Review

Right from the first page, I realized that reading the first in the Lake Lanier Mysteries (Beneath the Lake) would have been a good idea. However, while Beyond the Mist is a continuation of Book 1, you can still enjoy Book 2 on its own, once you acclimate yourself to the setting, characters, and circumstances.

Time travel is always an intriguing subject, but Casi McLean puts a unique spin on it. Beyond the Mist is filled with romance across time, a portal beneath a lake shrouded in mystery, and the opportunity to change the past.

But as in many books about time travel, the ripple effect of changing the past rears its unpredictable head. While the romance between Nick and Piper sweetens the deal, the overall story is dark, confusing, complex, and maybe even depressing. So many of us would love the chance to change the events on September 11, 2001 or any dark time in history. But as you will find in Beyond the Mist, slipping through that rip in time can create more consequences and mystery than what is expected, causing even more chaos and problems.

For me, at least, perhaps the real question isn’t how can we go backward in time to change the past, but how can we stop those ugly events from happening in the first place?

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