What Lies in the Darkness by Jessica Sorensen…Spotlight & Review

What Lies in the Darkness 


In the mostly wealthy town of Shadow Cove, nothing is what it seems…

When Makayla’s older brother, Sawyer, is found dead, the police rule his death a suicide. But her father, a reporter for the local paper, believes Sawyer was murdered and begins his own investigation to prove it.

Eight months later, he vanishes without a trace, and Mak is left trying to live a normal life in a town that ridicules her family. And it doesn’t help that every time she gets too stressed, she starts seeing the ghost of her brother.

All Mak wants is a little bit of normalcy, so when an opportunity arises to participate in the local skateboarding charity event, Mak grabs onto the chance to do something she used to enjoy doing.

In order to pay the pricey entry fee, Mak decides to call a number on a reward poster for a lost laptop, figuring she’ll be able to make use of the mystery-solving skills she picked up from her father.
With the help of her three best friends, she begins searching for the missing laptop. But what starts out as a simple case, ends up turning into a mystery full of twists and turns that show a darker side of Shadow Cove.

Follow the four friends as they discover the secret societies and deadly games hidden in the glamorous side of Shadow Cove.

A YA Mystery series with a splash of paranormal.




So I have now started this review about 10 times and still have no idea how to start it.   Jessica Sorensen is just awesome – that is all I can say.  She whips out books like clockwork and they are so damn good.

What Lies in the Darkness is an amazing YA suspense and thrilling read.  I actually thought of Veronica Mars while reading this – just this has a slight paranormal vibe going on along with a tad bit more intensity to it. 

Mak and her four best friends are all so different yet the same.  They come from different backgrounds but none of them want to fit into the crowd – they are ok with being the outcasts.  And it’s because of that, they all find themselves delving deeper into a mystery they never expected.

The girls want to get revenge on the school’s biggest tormentor.  But what they end up doing, is walking into a very deeply rooted mystery of their down.  Mak is being threatened with her life but refuses to give up.  Will she up like her brother and father?  Who’s behind everything?  Who’s willing to standby and help her?

Jessica has really packed a lot into this first book.  There’s a lot of mystery surrounding a few characters and that just adds to the suspense of this all.  How do they all fit into the story?  What part do they play?  The book moves at a quick pace and Jessica keeps us on our toes with the ever twisting events.

I can’t wait to see what she brings us in the next book.

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Jessica Sorensen is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author from the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she’s not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.
You can find more information about Jessica and her books at www.jessicasorensen.com



  1. kathy valentine says:

    shared on fb, twitter, pinterest, google+ and screen shotted on instagram. great review courtney!

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