Beneath the Surface by Lynn H. Blackburn
Published by Fleming H. Revell Company on March 6th 2018
Pages: 352
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My Rating: four-stars

About this Book

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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Grab a seat as you meet Leigh Weston and journey with her through the fears and terrors of her past in Lynn H. Blackburn's new Dive Team Investigators series.

In Beneath the Surface Leigh moves to Carrington, North Carolina to leave behind her troubles and the obsessed patient she encountered. That is until she finds out that someone tampered with her breaks as she is flying down the road, unable to stop for oncoming traffic.

Leigh's former high school friend, Ryan Parker, is a homicide investigator and a volunteer underwater investigator with the Carrington County Sheriff's Office dive team. Leigh reaches out to Ryan for help.

Lake Porter is in Leigh's backyard, and it just happens to be the place where the body of a wealthy businessman is found. As the investigation progresses, the team learns of a possible serial killer who has a terrifying connection to Leigh.

I initially chose to read this book because of the dive team concept of the story. I expected to be in the water uncovering a mystery as I read, however, the story took an entirely different approach than I expected. For me, it was a disappointment as I was hoping for this unique dive team mystery, which there wasn't much of. That said, there was a lot of suspense as the primary focus was on the mystery with Leigh. As soon as Leigh seemed to get over one thing, something else would happen to add more suspense to the story.

I think this will be a book many romantic suspense lovers enjoy. It was a well written romantic suspense book with a good amount of action, but for me, it lacked the uniqueness I had hoped it would have.

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