Sunday, March 18, 2018

BENEATH THE SURFACE by Lynn Blackburn, #Giveaway, and Review by Rebecca Maney

The text read, "Leigh in car wreck. Brakes failed. She's at the hospital".

Nurse practitioner Leigh Weston was driving home along a familiar route following her night shift in the local emergency room, when ordinary turned life-threatening. Earlier in the day, a decapitated body had been found at the bottom of the lake in front of her home; her property borrowed as a command center, while members of various law enforcement agencies sorted out the grisly details of their discovery. Surely she hadn't fallen asleep at the wheel?

Homicide investigator Ryan Parker has known Leigh Weston nearly all her life, her brother being one of his best friends. Right now he just wishes that their reunion could have been under more pleasant circumstances, he knew she was back in town because her brother had asked him to "keep an eye on her"; a recent stalking incident by a crazed patient had been horrifying, to say the least. Now she has been exposed to what investigators are suspecting may be the work of a serial killer. Has the location of her home put Leigh in danger once again?

"Beneath the Surface", the title derived from the dive team of which Ryan Parker and his associates are members, is a clever use of words, for this suspense packed novel is layered nicely with suspects and evidence that delve deeper, but don't divulge secrets . . . until the very end!

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 into the present. She 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.

Dive into the depths of fear with an exciting new voice in romantic suspense. Award-winning author Lynn H. Blackburn grabs readers by the throat and doesn't let go until the final heart-pounding page.

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*I received a copy of this book from the publisher, with no obligation to review or provide a positive review. The opinions stated are entirely my own. 

Rebecca has graciously offered a free and brand-spanking new Paperback of Beneath the Surface! This giveaway is limited to the continental United States.

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  1. Thank you for the review and the giveaway! I can imagine I'd be holding my breath a lot during this story!

  2. Yay giveaway! I LOVE tons of suspense! There can never be too much. Frank Peretti is the only Christian Fiction to make me not wanna be home alone!

    1. Seeing as how the idea of scuba diving makes me claustrophobic, I think this one will be high suspense for me! Thanks for commenting, Fayelle! you are in the drawing but please give us a way to contact you (follow the Inkwell FB page if you're not already, or leave your email address!) Thanks so much!

  3. Thanks for this review and generous giveaway! Glad it's open until the 24th which means I'm off to tweet now. :)

  4. I like enough suspense in my books to keep me turning the pages while still holding my breath. I also like those wow I never saw that coming moments too!
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