About The Book:
Love Lies Beneath
By: Ellen Hopkins
Publisher: Atria Books
Publication date: July 21, 2015
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Collateral comes a gripping novel about a woman caught in a love affair that could be her salvation…or her undoing.
Tara is gorgeous, affluent, and forty. She lives in an impeccably restored Russian Hill mansion in San Francisco. Once a widow, twice divorced, she’s a woman with a past she prefers keeping to herself.
Enter Cavin Lattimore. He’s handsome, kind, charming, and the surgeon assigned to Tara following a ski accident in Lake Tahoe. In the weeks it takes her to recover, Cavin sweeps her off her feet and their relationship blossoms into something Tara had never imagined possible. But then she begins to notice some strange things: a van parked outside her home at odd times, a break-in, threatening text messages and emails. She also starts to notice cracks in Cavin’s seemingly perfect personality, like the suppressed rage his conniving teenage son brings out in him, and the discovery that Cavin hired a detective to investigate her immediately after they met.
Now on crutches and housebound, Tara finds herself dependent on the new man in her life—perhaps too much so. She’s handling rocky relationships with her sister and best friend, who are envious of her glamour and freedom; her prickly brother-in-law, who is intimidated by her wealth and power; and her estranged mother. However perfect Tara’s life appears, things are beginning to get messy.
Writing in beautiful prose, Ellen Hopkins unveils a new style while evoking her signature poetic form that readers fell in love with in Collateral and Triangles.
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What are your top ten favorite places to eat out and your favorite food at each?
Wowza! Never had this question before. I’m seeing a pattern here, although I’m an eclectic eater.
The Basil (Thai, Carson City). They have a seafood curry that’s to die for, and also an incredible Thai fried rice, served up in a pineapple shell.
Glen Eagles (Steakhouse, Carson City) Steamed clam appetizer, herb-crusted rack of lamb.
Murietta’s (Mexican, Reno). Shrimp-stuffed chili rellenos.
Ijji 2 (Japanese steakhouse, Reno) Ahi appetizer, twin lobster tails, hold the rice.
Bistro Napa (CA cuisine, Reno) Smoked scallop appetizer, cabernet braised short ribs, sautéed spinach side.
Sage Room (Steakhouse, Stateline NV) Lobster bisque, spinach salad, Steak Diane
Wolfdale’s (Fusion, Tahoe City CA) Smoked trout appetizer, “Sea and Mountain” (Asparagus prawns with fennel/elk sausage with lentils)
Gar Woods (American, Carnelian Bay CA) Crab cake appetizer, seared diver scallops
Away from home:
Aliotos (Seafood, San Francisco) Bouillabaisse
Joe’s Crab Shack (Seafood, Sacramento) Arctic Bay steampot
About The Author:
“After eight highly successful young adult novels-in-verse, I decided to explore more mature subject matter and wrote my first two novels for adults utilizing my signature verse-style formatting. I changed directions with my third, Love Lies Beneath, choosing to write in prose to better connect with an older audience, some of whom might be resistant to the fiction/verse merger.
I will continue to write YA, of course. (My twelfth YA novel publishes Fall 2015.) Teen characters are hugely appealing to me. But some topics I want to write about demand adults as main characters. My first adult novel, Triangles, explores midlife directional changes, and my second, Collateral, follows a Marine couple through four deployments, with the inevitable consequences. Please visit the BOOKS page here to learn more.
Love Lies Beneath is sexy, chilling noir fiction about a woman who has it all—wealth, beauty, possessions; everything, except love, which she finally discovers at forty, after three failed marriages. While everything is perfect at first, things change when the doctor’s teenage son moves in. It’s then the lies begin to appear. But who, in fact, is the liar?
Expect the sequel to Love Lies Beneath in 2016 and more books for mature audiences in the future.”