Deep Betrayal by Anne Greenwood BrownDeep Betrayal by Anne Greenwood Brown

Deep Betrayal

byAnne Greenwood Brown

Paperback | December 10, 2013

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Fans of Amanda Hocking's novel, Wake, will dive into this paranormal romance featuring mermaids--the killer kind--and won't come up for air!

 It's been thirty days, two hours, and seventeen minutes since Calder left Lily standing on the shores of Lake Superior. Not that she's counting. And when Calder does return, it's not quite the reunion Lily hoped for. Especially after she lets her father in on a huge secret: he, like Calder, is a merman. Obsessed with his new identity, Lily's dad monopolizes Calder's time as the two of them spend every day in the water, leaving Lily behind.

Then dead bodies start washing ashore. Calder blames his mermaid sisters, but Lily fears her father has embraced the merman's natural need to kill. As the body count grows, everyone is pointing fingers. Lily doesn't know what to believe—only that whoever's responsible is sure to strike again. . . . 

"Deep Betrayal is as suspenseful as it is sexy. You'll want to catch this one!"--MaryJanice Davidson, New York Times bestselling author of the Undead series

"Heartbreaking. Nerve-racking. Absolutely irresistible."--Kristen Simmons, author of the Article 5 series

From the Hardcover edition.
ANNE GREENWOOD BROWN grew up sailing the Apostle Islands on Lake Superior, leaning over the rail and wondering, with a lake that big, that ancient, what amazing thing might flash by. Now she knows. Deep Betrayal is the sequel to Lies Beneath.
Title:Deep BetrayalFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 8.31 × 5.5 × 0.78 inPublished:December 10, 2013Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0385742045

ISBN - 13:9780385742047


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loving This Series!! This was a bit of a shocker for me, because I enjoyed Lies Beneath so much I never even bothered to read the description for this one. Needless to say that it shocked me when I realized it had gone from Calder's point of view being the main one to it being Lily. When I realized this I worried, I worried that the change would ruin it all for me but once the panic subsided I realized it was working. This was different from Lies Beneath but that made this story good in its own way. Lily in Deep Betrayal and Lily in Lies Beneath were like two completely different people for the first while. The Lily that I loved was different, quirky and independent and the Lily in the start of this one was needy and focused on herself. I was shocked at the transformation but I did sympathize with her a little but she doesn't stay that way throughout the entire novel. She soon returned to the hard headed stubborn girl that I loved. There is also the point that she was willing to consider all things, including the fact that her own father may be behind the killings. The little bits of Lily's poetry thrown in strategically throughout this novel also added a little something personal that I enjoyed. The character development in Calder was huge. Though it is still very apparent that he could be a killer merman still, he was becoming a little more human. In the first novel he struggled to do the right thing and now he is fighting for the right thing. Calder is more a part of Lily's family than he ever expected to be and struggles to balance helping Lily's father adjust and spending time with Lily. I do enjoy this Calder as much as the first book Calder just in a different way. Although I did not really love Maris, I found myself kind of missing her this time around. Though she is vicious it is just that she embraces her life as a mermaid so fully that I didn't realize how much that was to me. With the happenings at the end of the last book I did expect more of the sisters but was wrong. Maris did however bring up an interesting point in the novel: Marighdean Mara. I did love the myth of Marighdean Mara that was brought to light, she is the mother of the Mer's and I found her story interesting and a good strong background. Anne's writing continues to capture my attention, her vivid characters and story are a little of everything I like. The start to this one was a little slower than the one before but that is because there is a new development and things were put in order. Once everything was placed and the ball got rolling it just took off and I was sucked in. I am however left wanting more this time because the end was a killer. Waiting for the next book may be hard but I know that it will be worth it!
Date published: 2013-05-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not my favourite in the series, but still a great mermaid book! Thank you to Random House BFYR & NetGalley for providing me a copy of this book for review! Without a question, I loved Lies Beneath, the first book in Anne Greenwood Brown’s exciting mermaid series. It had me gripped until the very end and made me hoping for the next book right away. I’m sad to say that this book really didn’t live up to my expectations. I’m not sure what it was, but I moved so slowly through this book. I think part of what I didn’t like was the fact that we changed narrators in this book. Instead of Calder (who I loved in the first book!), we have Lily narrating. Don’t get me wrong — I do like Lily, but I found her to be really boring. I really missed Calder’s voice! I think Lily was just too … girly, for me. I loved that Calder had a grittiness to him, such a boyish quality that I found bold and interesting. Lily came off as too whiny most of the time. Also, while Calder seemed more dangerous and solitary in the first book, I found that Lily relied on him way too much. I really wanted her to be independent! With that said, Calder still remains to be my favourite character — I just wish I could’ve seen more of him! Lily was quite rebellious in this story, but I started to get annoyed with her never listening to anyone. There was also some great character development in this book. It was nice to see that some of the characters we were just introduced to in the first book seemed to have more than a background role in this one. Especially Lily’s family. It was nice to get to know her parents and sister a little better. There were also some great twists here and there in the story, a few that I really didn’t see coming. That was one of the things i loved in Lies Beneath, so I was happy that even though I was just a bit bored of the slow pace of the novel, there were instances that really pulled me back in. I also like that the whole legend of mermaids was developed more and we were giving a few surprises along the way. I do wish there had been MORE mermaid action going on in the story — it seemed a lot of time was spent on land nd on the “mystery” of the story — but it was still enough. I do think that I’ll continue with this series — I just hope that we can get a little more excitement in the next book. Of course, if you weren’t a fan of the first book in this series, I would suggest giving this one a pass.
Date published: 2013-03-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! I am a little disappointed that the author didn't stay with Calder's point of view for the second book but it was still a great read.
Date published: 2013-03-14

Editorial Reviews

"Deep Betrayal is as suspenseful as it is sexy. You'll want to catch this one!"--MaryJanice Davidson, New York Times bestselling author of the Undead series

"Heartbreaking. Nerve-racking. Absolutely irresistible."--Kristen Simmons, author of the Article 5 series