Sunday, 10 June 2018

Beneath the Surface

http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/beneath-the-surface/388900

Back Cover

She thought she'd be safe when she moved back home.  She was dead wrong.
 
After a harrowing experience with an obsessed patient, oncology nurse practitioner Leigh Weston needed a change.  She thought she'd left her troubles behind when she moved home to Carrington, North Carolina, and took a job in the emergency department of the local hospital.  But when someone tampers with her brakes, she fears the past has chased her down and reaches out to her high school friend turned homicide investigator, Ryan Parker, for help.
 
Ryan finds satisfaction in his career, but his favorite way to use his skills is as a volunteer underwater investigator with the Carrington County Sheriff's Office dive team.  When the body of a wealthy businessman is discovered in Lake Porter, the investigation uncovers a possible serial killer - one with a terrifying connection to Leigh Weston and deadly implications for them all.

Review


Lynn Blackburn is my new favourite author.  Beneath the Surface, the first novel in her series, "Dive Investigations", captured my attention from the first page with believable characters and a thrilling plot.  It became clear early on that Blackburn is not afraid to drag her characters through some pretty intense situations, causing some equally nail-biting moments for readers  as we are left wondering, what is going to happen next?!  Is the bad guy going to get away?!  Eeeek!

Dramatics aside, as I mentioned earlier, Blackburn has created some very believable, down-to-earth characters to fall in love with.  It's easy to relate to their thoughts and emotions, which makes it especially difficult when people whom you've come to love are thrown into dangerous events that made me wonder at a time or two whether all characters would be left standing at the final page! 

And let's not forget this incredibly cool (no pun intended) job Blackburn has chosen to highlight: underwater investigators.  I have not read any other books that have highlighted this particular field, and found the descriptions quite fascinating.  The next book in the series cannot come soon enough!!



Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

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