Review - Lying Beneath by Kevin Moran

Title: Lying Beneath

Author: Kevin Moran

Publisher: Ink Mover

Release Date: 5th May 2020

Source: Book Sirens

Buy: Amazon UK
Ayla worries she'll be stuck waitressing for pennies until she dies. She longs for adventure, for something to save her from the paycheck-to-paycheck life she lives with her long-time boyfriend, Derek, who plays it safe and only half-tolerates her thirst for exploration.

With her trusty camera in tow, she explores abandoned buildings, searching for something—anything—interesting. During one outing, she finds a mysterious trapdoor that takes her to a futuristic society right beneath her feet.

This is the adventure she's been looking for, but the people underground don't appreciate her intrusion and she quickly finds herself locked up and questioned. They think she's a spy, their questions are getting more intrusive, and Derek has no idea where she is.

Ayla must find a way out of this underground world that's not at all the adventure she thought she wanted, or she may never see Derek again...

What would you do if you found an unusual trapdoor in an abandoned building, would curiosity get the better of you or would you disregard it and get on with your day.  Me? I’d be curious.

Whilst doing a bit of urban exploration with her boyfriend Derek, Ayla stumbles across an abandoned, heavily guarded building, an unusual trapdoor is hidden within it.  Curiosity does get the better of her and despite her boyfriends concerns she wants to see what this strange building is hiding within its depths.

Sneaking out one night, she leaves her sleeping boyfriend and descends through the trapdoor in to an underground world stranger than anything she could imagine where people believe the world above is at war and she is thought to be a spy.  Held against her will, will she get out and will she find out what this community are hiding?  More importantly why are they hiding underground?

Lying Beneath is a great sci fi read, its quick paced heading straight underground within the first few chapters.  Underground sci fi has been done before but its always a delight to see how each author imagines a world underground and this book brings a fresh new look at it.

Thanks to Book Sirens for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review.



  1. Oooh this sounds intriguing! Just the kind of sci-fi novel I'd enjoy!

    1. It was a bit different, I like the idea of people living below us and us having no idea they are there!

  2. Ooh fun. I like stories underground! :)

  3. Ohhh this sounds so mysterious and thrilling! I'd be curious but not insane enough to do this alone though hahah Great review, Heather! :)


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