Beyond the Mist

Lake Lanier Mysteries
Narrated by: Amy Deuchler
Series: Lake Lanier Mysteries, Book 2
Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins
Categories: Romance, Fantasy
4.3 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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?

©2017 Casi McLean (P)2018 Casi McLean

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Book 2 in Time Travel Romance

Can saving the life of a single person alter the future so dramatically? That is the question that Beyond the Mist asks- can a man desperate to escape the trauma of his past cause irrevocable changes to the future of his friends by saving the life of a woman from his past- a woman who has more secrets than Nick knows? And the girl who loves him in the present will do whatever she can do to bring him home alive without damaging the world further.​ ​Book 2 literally picks up where book 1 ends, with Lacey recuperating in the hospital ​after getting back from her time travel jaunt and 3 day coma and all her friends and family coming to terms with what really happened- and that time travel is for realsies. I highly recommend that you read the first book in the series Beneath the Lake before Beyond the Mist because you will be 100% lost without. ​I was really confused as to Nick's motivation- he meets Piper and feels an intense ​overwhelming connection to her thinking she might be his soulmate which in turn spurs him to go back to 2001 and save his girlfriend Carly from dying during the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center (how would saving your old pregnant girlfriend mean you get to be together with your soulmate?). And on top of that, he feels obligated to Lacey and Rob- so he takes advantage of his friends kindness and money to go back in time for his own selfish reasons and alter the past for his own gain, which in turn may hurt the future. Yeah, I don't understand him at all (I am not Team Nick, in case you didn't pick that up). I liked the idea of him going back in time (...and maybe elsewhere in time...) and all the drama around the terrorist attack, but I am not getting Nick as a person- he is suppose to be smart, yet he continually makes strange errors and I wanted to shake him. I will say that Piper is such a kind competent person, with a big heart and a moral compass that always points true. Hands down, she was my favorite character in the story and I am so glad that she got the chance to have a chance to be a main character and have her story told. I hope there is more to come and that she will be a part of it. The love that Piper and Nick experience for each other is intense and easily transmitted though the pages- the reader can feel the bond the two formed from the short time they were together. While there was a lot of mystery, science fiction, and danger that made up the plot of the book, the underlying core of the story is the romance and connection between Piper and Nick. The narrator did a good job of creating voices and distinct character for each person in the story. She enunciated clearly and I was able to lose myself in her reading. I will admit that I have gotten in the habit of listening to my audiobooks not at normal speed and I listened to this one at 1.5x the speed (maybe I would not have not enjoyed the audiobook at a slower narration speed?). I would listen to Amy bring more stories to life in the future. Beyond the Mist was full of action, time travel, and tons of twists. I found that I actually liked this story more than the first book just since it kept me guessing and on my toes. I am interested to see what will happen next in this time travel world. Each book adds more character to get invested in and I am curious to see who will show next.

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Enjoy the first of this series then dive in . . .

Sci-fi Time Traveling Mystery Romance . . . Piper and Nick have that chance meeting that sends them both a jolt of realization. This journey for the two of them starts off well in good in the present time but slips to the past with good intentions and not so good possible outcomes. Nick had once loved and lost and still held on to those tragic results. He now have another chance at love and finds that he wants to amend the past with the present. Not quite seeing straight or fully grasping the consequences of his decision. He goes head first in to the waters of Lake Lanier and slips further Beyond the Mist. There was much here. The writing was good. The characters were rich and flawed. The imagery was vivid. The heavy subject of 9/11 and the events that took place on that day will forever be a subject that needs to be handled in the right way when approaching it. There will always be someone that finds offense in the events of that day. There will be those that want very much to change that day, but we have to understand it was the past and even the simplest change to that day could have ramifications that could make things a 100x worse. I found that the way in which Casi approached the events was constructed well. She gave a different view. She showed that events of the world happen and it could have a lasting effect on you but its you that makes the choice to move forward with you life. Going back and changing those events could in fact change everything that followed. I enjoyed watching how Piper and Nick navigated the events of their present and then once they slip in to the past. There was suspense, action, drama, and intensity. But most of all they had each other and the love they were building with each other. Narrator Amy Deuchler did justice to this piece. She had the diction, clarity, and pacing down. The audio ran smooth. I could detect no lengthy pauses, gaps and no hiccups. I enjoyed it more after the feel the narrator out phase and was able to kick up the speed. This provided me with more like a picture playing in my head.

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Beyond the mist

This book got WAY too confusing for me. Going back to Sept 7,2001 to try to save a love causes a lot more turmoil....and me a headache.Amy Deuchler was good as a narrator.Some of her voices made me cringe though.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.'

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Entertaining

A fairly good time travel story. Not a classic, but an entertaining read. It is worth buying in my opinion. Original story, enjoyable and well read. I received a free review copy of the audio version of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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Love this couple!

Wow just wow! Nick and Carly are awesome! This is another one of McLean’s amazing books that you don’t want to miss. Casi McLean totally rocked my world with this amazing segment! Let me just start with the fact that this story is beyond complex and Casi did an amazing job writing it. Amy Deuchler did this book justice in her portrayal of these amazing characters. The tone was perfect and the whole production flowed beautifully. I am in such awe of these stories! I seriously have no idea how these captivating characters caught my heart so much. If I could journey back through time, I’m pretty sure I would. I love how they all brought an understanding to don’t step on butterflies too. This book just really puts life into perspective and even humanity as a whole. I seriously cannot wait to journey into the next installment. I’m already on the edge of my seat from that tiny tidbit mentioned at the end… that’s right you must read it first to truly understand what I mean. Sorry for teasing you! I hope you enjoy this story in remembrance of 911 and cherish your loved ones. I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Casi McLean. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

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Best Time Travel Story I Have Listened to or Read

This story is about time travel and is an eye opener with things that happened in the past, present & future. Nick Cramer uses a portal hidden beneath Atlanta's Lake Lanier to change his mistakes and sends a ripple affect through time. Piper Taylor goes back in time to hopefully correct history and put it back on the correct path but has things she didn't count on. There were things in the book that made me think about what is going on now and how can we start working on the correct path to follow for our future.

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Impressive

Nick finds out about the whole situation that happens that causes Lacey to o back to 1949. He takes the opportunity to do the same thing so that he can save somebody who died during 9/11. Once everybody finds out what happened, they are determined to keep him from messing up the time space continuum. Piper volunteers to go find him and keep him from changing everything they know due to events he's trying to change. While I didn't really enjoy this book as much as I did the first, I really enjoyed it very much. I feel like there was more build up in the first book that wasn't seen here. It could be the fact that the time travel aspect had yet to be discovered. I really loved the raw emotion that the author put into writing about the tragedy of 9/11. I felt like I was actually THERE. I mean, I remember the news broadcasts in school, but it's another thing completely to feel like you were actually near everything as it took place. The characters were just as intense as they were in the first. It was nice getting to know Piper a bit more in this book. She wasn't really a focal point in the first book. She was more referenced than anything. At first, I thought Piper was kind of a Peach from You. I was wrong there. She's has an incredibly beautiful soul. I was hoping to see more of Lacey in this one, but I get it. This was not her story. Just like the first book was not Piper's. The book was narrated by Amy Deuchler. The first book was narrated by Andrea Mitchell. They both did such fantastic jobs. I think it's wise to have two different people narrating a series if the points of view change. I loved Amy's portrayal of all of the characters. I also loved her portrayal of the events of 9/11 as they unfolded in the story. I wouldn't blame her if she had to pause now and then to gain control of her emotions. I really did enjoy this story very much. I think I expected more with how jam packed with emotions and story that the first one was. Other than that, I didn't really have a problem with the story. I was hoping that certain points of the book would be expanded upon just a little more. There was a part of the story I'd of liked a conclusion on as well. I still recommend it and the first book.

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Beyond the Mist

Beyond the Mist continues Casi McLean’s Lake Lanier Mysteries series. I enjoyed the first book and enjoyed this one even more. I loved Piper from the start and was intrigued with Nick. I had the pleasure of hearing Amy Deuchler’s narration of the book. She did a great job performing this mysterious story. I am giving Beyond the Mist four and a half stars. I look forward to the third installment from the Lake Lanier Mysteries series. I received the audio version of this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.

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Great narration for this time travel story

CW: this book is centered around the events of 911. If this is a topic that you are sensitive to, I do not recommend this book. Beyond the Mist: Lake Lanier Mysteries main premise is time travel. A mysterious lake that opens a portal to other times has pulled in a victim. Finding out about time travel, Nick figured out a way to go back to the week before 9/11 to try to save his then-girlfriend. Unfortunately, Nick will inevitably trigger the Butterfly Effect by changing the timeline, so the scientists send Piper, his current time sudden love interest, to being him back and make sure he doesn’t change anything. This is book 2 of the series and I unfortunately didn’t read book 1, so I had to listen to the first 2 chapters a few times before I understood what was possibly going on. This is sort of how I spent a lot of the book and I’m not sure if it was the writing or that I just kept losing interest. Narrator Amy Deuchler did a great job. I’ve listened to a few of the books she’s read and I’ve never been dissatisfied with her style. Her voice is rich and chromatic. I received this book from the author, narrator, or publisher in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.

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Confusing

Perhaps this was the wrong genre; but the story was confusing and almost impossible to follow. This book was provided free of charge with expectation of an honest reviewl

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  • Christi Love4Books.me
  • 08-19-20

Great Story and World-Building

Title: Beyond the Mist Author: Casi McLean Format: Audio Narrator: Amy Deuchler Genre: Time Travel Romantic Suspense Standalone: Yes but better if you read Beneath the Lake first Part of a Series: Book 2 of the Lake Lanier Mysteries series POV: Nick, Piper, Drew and Carly Steam Level: Steamy but not graphic 4/5 Beyond the Mist is another great book in the Lake Lanier Mysteries series. Nick travels to the past to right a wrong but when he finds out something his actions have dire consequences. I love that we find out more about Drew and the ramifications that happened due to being born from parents from of two different times. I love how Casi McLean plays with time in this series. I'm also looking forward to the next book in the series which is alluded to in the final chapter of Beyond the Mist. This is a great time travel romantic suspense series; one that makes you think and keeps you on your toes. I received this audiobook for free from Story Origin. This is my honest and voluntary review.

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  • 04-25-20

Fabulous

I Enjoyed this audio book very much from start to finish great story line too

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  • 04-10-20

OMG

OMG what a totally fantastic audiobook, I was in tears as the events of 9/11 unfolded. it was superbly written and narrated xxxxxx

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  • 05-16-18

Wow This is everything you could wish for!

Wow what a book, this one had everything you could wish from a time travelling story. This is book two in the Lake Lanier mysteries. Book one is referenced in this one, and some of same group of people are involved. I have not listened to book one, but I could follow very easily, but because I enjoyed this so much. I have purchased Beneath the Lake and I’m looking forward to listening to it. Nick Cramer a friend of Lacey and Drew decides to travel back to 2001 9/11 so he can try to save his then girlfriend Carly, Carly died in 9/11 attack. So even though he feels an immense connection to Piper, he wants to set things right before he can move on. So he sets TESS the time travelling device to 7th Sept to set things right. Those left in the future soon realise somethings are changing and not in a good way. So Piper goes back to try to stop Nick and bring him home. That’s all about the story that gripped from me from start to finish. The narration was superb, the voices flowed from character to character so much so I was in the adventure with them. The narrator kept me there, not once breaking the magic. This one is 5 STARS across the board. Can’t wait to see what is the next instalment in the Lake Lanier Mysteries.