Review: What Lies Within by James Morris

25813179Title: What Lies Within
Author: James Morris
Published: June 2, 2015
Publisher: Kindle Press
Pages: 2019
Genre: Thriller, YA
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon,

“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.

I received this book to give an honest review.

I have to say this was a good book though at times the story didn't feel right for me. Somethings didn't click on how I would have seen it work out. I don't want to give much away as I would be telling the story. 
Shelley is a normal teenager who plans on going to college that is until she receives a text message that sends her life into a roller coaster ride. Here is one example of what bothered me why didn't you show your dad the text? 
It seems that there is more to Shelley than she even knows and when the big reveal comes to light it was like wow. 
Now I liked Shelley at first as a character she seemed to have her head on her shoulders but there is a scene that comes about with Remy the guy she just has a huge crush on. I felt it was way out of character for Shelley and rushed. She also doesn't seem to make the right decisions on things but I guess that is all part of being a teenager. 
So that dropped it down to four stars.
I really enjoyed the interaction that Shelley and Winston had it was one of those relationships that they are best friends but one has major feelings for the other one. 
So with the help of her best friend what does Shelley do, well she tries to stay alive from the killer that is hunting her and tries to get answers. Will she get them or will the assassin win in the end? I do hope there is a second book as I would like to know more of why someone is being sent to kill certain people. 

James       Morris
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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