Thursday, June 20, 2019

BENEATH THE SURFACE by Lynn Blackburn, Reviewed by Kim

Thank you Ashley for recommending Beneath the Surface by Lynn Blackburn! Warning! ⚠️ Have cookies on hand! I know that sounds weird for a suspense book with gruesome murders in it, but trust me on this!
This story is exactly what I look for when I read a romantic suspense novel! I really loved everything about it! The romance and suspense were both nicely paced and there were several edge of your seat moments - that last one was a doozy! I think I accused just about everyone before the killer was revealed! The banter between Ryan and Gabe - actually all of the team members- is great! I loved when the whole group got together to try and solve the case(s). I also really liked both Leigh and Ryan as a couple. There was no big misunderstanding or needless arguing, which was refreshing for a change.

At one point in the story, Ryan and Leigh are talking about why bad things happen in life and the verse that says when sin entered the world, so did death. Ryan makes this conclusion, “I guess I’ve always seen it as physical and spiritual death, and of course it is, but all those other deaths are also the result of sin.” That’s so true, and honestly, I’ve never really thought of it like that when reading this verse, but sin does result in the death of so much.

I am really looking forward to book 2, Into the Deep, and I can’t wait for Gabe’s story, One Final Breath, which comes out in September! 

*I purchased this book and was under no obligation to review it or provide a positive review.

Back Cover Blurb:
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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  1. My chest gets a bit tight just thinking of underwater rescue. argh!! But it won't keep me from reading this series. In Too Deep is on my TBR pile of audiobooks!

    Thanks Kim and of course Lynn!

  2. I love Lynn Blackburn’s books! I can’t wait for One Final Breath to come out. #teamgabe

  3. Great review, Kim! This one sounds like an intriguing read!


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