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Beneath the Surface

BENEATH THE SURFACE
Dive Team Investigations
Book One
by
Lynn H. Blackburn
Genre: Suspense / Romance / Christian
Publisher: Revell
Date of Publication: March 6, 2018
Number of Pages: 352

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Dive into the depths of fear with an exciting new romantic suspense novel, Beneath the Surface. This gripping tale from award-winning author Lynn H. Blackburn will capture readers from the first page and won’t let them go until the final, heart-pounding scene.

After a harrowing experience with an obsessed patient, oncology nurse practitioner Leigh Weston moves home to Carrington, North Carolina, to leave behind her troubled past. But when someone tampers with her brakes, she fears the past has chased her into the present.

Homicide investigator Ryan Parker finds fulfillment 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. 

PRAISE FOR BENEATH THE SURFACE:

“With this book, author Lynn Blackburn has moved from the status of an upcoming author to watch and cemented herself as an author to note. Her exceptional storytelling skills shine as she weaves an intricate plot, populated with characters we care deeply about. Another up-all-night-because-I-can’t-put-down-the-book read.”
Edie Melson, award-winning author, blogger, and director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference
Beneath the Surface is a swoon-worthy romantic suspense that packs a punch from page one. The nonstop action will keep you guessing until the end.”
Rachel Dylan, author of the Atlanta Justice series
“Just when you think you can relax, Blackburn brings you back to the edge of your seat in this riveting, high-tension suspense story.”
Patricia Bradley, author of Justice Delayed
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I think Beneath the Surface is a classic mystery and very fun to read!  The build in tension is like climbing a mountain.  However, when you think you’ve reached the pinnacle, you soon realize it’s only a plateau, and you must continue to climb.  When you do finally reach the top of the mountain, you’re thrust into the downhill, and there’s absolutely no stopping until you get to the bottom of everything.  There are plenty of obstacles to navigate, and just when you think the course is set, it changes.  As I said, this is a very fun read!

Why Beneath the Surface Works

For me, this story really works because of the team dynamics of the investigators.  The team is fairly young, and each character has a unique backstory.  To this, add some forbidden romance and main characters you love spending time with.

Blackburn did an amazing job of keeping the technical elements of the murder investigation in check.  With today’s level of sophistication in crime solving, it’s easy to get bogged down in the technology.  But this author kept it simple and believable, to her credit.

Technically Speaking

There were minor SPAG issues throughout the text, but I completely attribute that to not having the final copy of the text.  I’m sure these will all be corrected prior to the general release.

The character arcs were good.  Personally, I love when an author creates a relationship among characters that leaves a reader fulfilled, yet also leaves the possibility of further development in a sequel.  Blackburn did that quite nicely here.

I look forward to the next time Lynn H. Blackburn brings these characters back together!

I received a free copy of this book from Lone Star Book Blog Tours in exchange for my honest review.

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Lynn H. Blackburn is the author of Hidden Legacy (Love Inspired, June 2017) and Covert Justice, winner of the 2016 Selah Award for Mystery and Suspense and the 2016 Carol Award for Short Novel. Blackburn believes in the power of stories, especially those that remind us that true love exists, a gift from the Truest Love. She’s passionate about CrossFit, coffee, and chocolate (don’t make her choose) and experimenting with recipes that feed both body and soul. She lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina, with her true love, Brian, and their three children.
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Grand Prize: Print Copy of the Book, Library Card Socks, 
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2nd Prize: Print Copy of the Book + $25 B&N Gift Card;
3rd Prize: Print Copy of the Book + $10 Starbucks Gift Card
MARCH 6-15, 2018
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