Limetown by Cote Smith

Limetown

From the creators of the #1 podcast Limetown, an explosive prequel about a teenager who learns of a mysterious research facility where over three hundred people have disappeared—including her uncle—with clues that become the key to discovering the secrets of this strange town.On a seemingly ordinary day, seventeen-year-old Lia Haddock hears news that will change her life forever: three hundred men, women, and children living at a research fac...


Details Limetown

TitleLimetown
Author
Release DateOct 30th, 2018
PublisherSimon Schuster
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Science Fiction, Horror, Fiction
Rating

Reviews Limetown

  • Mariah
    1970-01-01
    APR Investigative Journalist Lia Haddock delves into the mystery of what happened to the entire population of Limetown that disappeared without a clue. Season 1 was sooooo good! I hope there is a second season.
  • Matina
    1970-01-01
    I am a podcast fan, and a fan of fiction, so it should come as no surprise that the moment I got access to Limetown’s prequel novel also titled Limetown I dug right in. Because it is a novel connected to a podcast I’ve chosen to break this into two parts: a book review, and a review of how they connect.I’m going to warn potential readers and listeners that the book does spoil major portions of the podcast. I've attempted to keep my review a...
  • Anna Denney
    1970-01-01
    Unrealistic, however I was still compelled to finish it
  • Calista Andrechek
    1970-01-01
    Thank you NetGalley, Cote Smith and Simon & Schuster Canada for the free e-book in exchange for an honest review.Seventeen-year old Lia’s life is rocked when she finds out that the entire populations of the small research facility in Limetown have disappeared without a trace. Among the missing is her uncle, Emile Haddock. It’s all everyone can talk about, except Lia’s family, the refuse to discuss anything that has to do with it. With Lia w...
  • Erikka
    1970-01-01
    I absolutely adore the Limetown podcast. In fact, after reading this, I'm going to give it a second listen, something I never do with podcasts. I jumped at the chance to read this prequel novel, told in alternating POVs of Lia and her uncle, Emile. I was enthralled with the plot and how it all set up the podcast so beautifully without really giving anything away. Some of the major reveals were actually helpful in connecting dots in the audio narr...
  • Donna Hines
    1970-01-01
    Limetown Tennessee has been put on the map when 300 people residing at the research facility vanished.Among them Lia Haddock's uncle Emile Haddock.Where have they gone? What is Limetown hiding?Lia leads the investigations into the mystery but she's not alone in her efforts as Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie have a story to tell.What's owed to family may find it's way to the forefront here.The story alternates between Lia and Emile with plenty of pers...
  • Meg
    1970-01-01
    Oh.My.Goodness.This is incredible!!!
  • Kimberley
    1970-01-01
    WOW! Talk about a wild ride. Limetown is the book prequel to a podcast that I’d never heard of. It is a head scratching, mind bending, amazing trip through the lives of Lia and Emile. Lia is Emile’s niece. Of course that’s probably the easiest thing I can explain about this book. You’ll have to read the book to get the rest.We start with Lia, in high school, writing for the school paper. We start with Emile, in high school, considered a w...
  • Paul Pessolano
    1970-01-01
    “Limetown”created by Zack Akers and Skip Bronkie with Cote Smith, published by Simon and Schuster.Category - Mystery/Thriller Publication Date – November 13, 2018.I honestly don’t know what category this actually fits into, it could be considered horror or even supernatural. This is listed as, “The Prequel to the #1 Podcast”, which means absolutely nothing to me. I can only tell you that this book kept pulling me in and before I knew ...
  • Deedi (DeediReads) Brown
    1970-01-01
    All my reviews can be seen at https://deedireads.com/.Thank you to NetGalley, Simon & Schuster, and the authors for allowing me to read a copy of this book pre-publication.This book was a really fun read, especially for October. It's the perfect thriller mystery for a cozy night curled up on your couch with a nice drink.I first listened to season one of Limetown, a fiction podcast told in an investigative journalism format. It features reporter L...
  • Ley
    1970-01-01
    When I found out that Limetown was finally coming back after a three year hiatus with a new book, I was pretty excited. I started really getting into podcasts last year, and listened to season one earlier this year.I honestly had to go back and research the story to make sure it was fiction, and that I hadn't missed out on a major news story when I was thirteen. So, needless to say, Limetown had become important to me.I was pretty pumped to final...
  • Casey
    1970-01-01
    On an ordinary day, over three hundred people disappear from a research facility and town in Limetown, Tennessee. One of the people who disappeared without a trace was Lia Haddock's uncle Emilie. Lia is captivated by the mystery of the missing people, spending all of her time looking for both answers and Emilie. Her parents refuse to talk about Limetown and Emilie, leading Lia further into her search for answers. 'Limetown' is a prequel to the hi...
  • Elisa
    1970-01-01
    This novel is a prequel to a podcast, a very famous podcast which I’d never heard of. In my opinion, the hallmark of a good book series is when any volume can be read as a stand-alone without any obvious gaps or repetitions; establishing the relationships amongst the characters, their history and personality with just a few strokes. This same principle would apply here. Limetown is not repetitive but I’m afraid that I had no idea what was goi...
  • Tuna
    1970-01-01
    This was such a satisfying, gorgeous read. I'm a fan of the podcast, and I went into this unsure of how it could top the mysteries established by the disappearance of Limetown. And I'll say upfront that it doesn't have the bombshell mystery of the podcast. But it does have other mysteries that are much more nuanced. We get to know Lia and how she became the dogged reporter at APR, we get to know Emile and how he became The Man They Were All There...
  • C. Purtill
    1970-01-01
    I didn't know anything about the podcast when I requested this book from Netgalley so I went into it with fresh eyes. It was a bit confusing so perhaps someone familiar with the story might have an easier time with it.Lia was a fascinating character: independent, intelligent, and curious but also a tad bit unlikeable and I appreciate that the author allowed her to be three-dimensional like that.There were a lot of unusual activities, unusual even...
  • Kim McGee
    1970-01-01
    This is a great pick if you love conspiracy theories, the Bermuda Triangle or are a fan of Stranger Things. Lia is a budding journalist who just wants a straight answer about what happened to the uncle she barely remembers and her parents won't talk about. Why did her uncle Emile and scores of others simply vanish one day from a strange nearby facility? Why won't her parents tell her anything?We alternate between present day and Lia's search for ...
  • David V.
    1970-01-01
    Received as an ARC from the publisher. Started 10-11-18. Finished 10-14-18. All the members of a secret community of scientists and subjects disappear and for years the mystery continues. A young reporter begins to investigate; one of the missing is her uncle. I had the same feeling while reading this book as I had while watching the TV series "Lost" several years ago----that the writers were writing one episode (chapter) ahead of their viewers (...
  • Lovely Loveday
    1970-01-01
    Limetown: The Prequel to the #1 Podcast is a science fiction mystery that is sure to keep you up at night. The perfect scary podcast to listen to during October. I was intrigued after reading the synopsis and wanted to know more about this mystery, How could 300 people go missing and no one knows anything about it? Smith has written a remarkable read that draws you in and keeps you second guessing until the very end. A captivating read that is su...
  • Lovely Loveday
    1970-01-01
    Limetown: The Prequel to the #1 Podcast is a science fiction mystery that is sure to keep you up at night. The perfect scary podcast to listen to during October. I was intrigued after reading the synopsis and wanted to know more about this mystery, How could 300 people go missing and no one knows anything about it?  Smith has written a remarkable read that draws you in and keeps you second guessing until the very end. A captivating read that is...
  • Trevor
    1970-01-01
    This was a surprising find that showed up in a list of top scary podcasts to listen to during October. Limetown is not necessarily voice acted at a high level of proficiency, but the story is compelling and the subtle creepy nature of how each chapter ends is worth the time. The nice thing is you will not spend a ton of time listening. The entire season 1 only goes about 5-6 hours in length. I especially enjoyed the format that lends itself to th...
  • Dakota Thompson
    1970-01-01
    The voice acting was, by no means, great. It was okay--passable. Yet, despite this effect, the cliffhangers of each episode left me nervous. I sort of stumbled into this story, just to find myself crawling out of a blackened pit by the end. There is a lot here, but it's a shame there isn't any push towards the second season. Two years of no word gives me no hope, which is the largest tragedy of Limetown indeed.Overall, the story development was i...
  • Dana
    1970-01-01
    In this prequel to a podcast, seventeen year old Lia, a journalism student, is drawn into the mystery of what happened to Limetown when she learns that her uncle Emile has vanished along with all of the residents of that town. The story tells about her uncle, father and mother's pasts and Lia's investigation into the mystery.
  • Sarai Henderson
    1970-01-01
    I've never listened to a pod cast, although, they sound like something I would enjoy. I picked up this book hoping to find a connection and explore a whole new opportunity for me. I have to say that this book started off really slow for me. There was a lot of back story and lead up that by the time the actual good stuff came around I was burnt out. The end of the story was good and kept me involved, but getting there was a chore. Received an adva...
  • Danielle (Starry-Eyed Librarian)
    1970-01-01
    Disclaimer: I received a free Digital Advance Reader Copy (ARC) of Limetown by Simon & Schuster Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Full review will be shared closer to publication date!Content Warnings for death, violence, stalking, references to untreated depression, and a violent homophobic incident.
  • Alicia
    1970-01-01
    Started off thinking it was pretty cheesy, but finished season 1 since it was short. By the end, I'm interested.
  • Sonya
    1970-01-01
    Loved the book. I enjoyed learning about how Limetown came to be. I really enjoyed the mystery and writing. Now lets get season 2 of the podcast live!
  • Carol Dass
    1970-01-01
    I found it rather confusing. I think I never knew where I was in the story. I felt that you had to have listened to the podcast first.
  • Deborah Caldwell
    1970-01-01
    This is a review of the BOOK not the podcast, as most of these GR reviews seem to be. I’m going to come back to this later to add more once I’ve had time to process a bit more (and maybe listen again to the podcast to see how the prequel backstory changes that listening experience), but my initial thoughts are that the while the writing was often choppy and lacking in technical skill, the story was engrossing and adds as many questions to the...
  • Regina
    1970-01-01
    APR Investigative Journalist Lia Haddock delves into the mystery of what happened to the entire population of Limetown that disappeared without a clue. Season 1 had me enthralled. Looking forward to the next season.
  • Marcella
    1970-01-01
    This review is for the podcast as I haven’t found the book yet: Spooky!