Beneath the Surface
So that was twist number one. This tale takes the cake for twists, wh ...more
This book was well done! I enjoyed it greatly and it kept me reading. The overall storyline was easy to follow, but hard to figure out the ending, just like a proper suspense book should do. The plot kept moving quickly enough that I was constantly turning pages. I think I broke a current record for myself in how fast I read it. It felt good to breeze through a book because it would have been hard to put it down.
The characters were great! I genuinely enjoyed all of them! Blackbu ...more
If I was to pick an underling theme for this story it would be relationships.
Each of the characters had a personal individual relationship with God and through the story it was great to see how those relationships was challenged it different ways and also how they developed.
I also loved the relationships that has started between the six main characters and I’m looking forward to reading the other books to see where those ...more
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Beneath The Surface by author Lynn H. Blackburn is the first installment in the Dive Team Investigations series and my first read of this author. I noticed AFTER receiving my copy in the mail that it was a romantic suspense which truthfully I never read. I didn’t pick up on the romance while reading the blurb so this one was a surprise. But I decided to take the plunge…into Beneath The Surface...more
First off, the characters. Leigh is an interesting and well-rounded character. Her issues of faith and fear felt very real and relatable. Ryan’s character was also good, and I think I liked him even better than Leigh. I appreciated how he wasn’t your stereotypical perfect specimen of humanity that all the girls fall for. He was awkward at times, bumbling in an adorable way, and didn’t always handle things perfectly. ...more
The mystery was crazy. I wasn't sure who the villain would be until the reveal and I felt like you never knew what would happen next.
The ending was great and I liked how things wrapped up. All in all, Beneath the Surface was an enjoyable read and I recommend it.
*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or mo ...more
The suspense was so well done in this book. There was so much going on and you never knew what was going to happen next. The mystery itself was pretty unique compared to other suspense books I’ve read, which really stood out to me. It was different and well thought out and I absolutely loved it. It’s definitely been added to the list of m ...more
I knocked off .5 stars for a little bit more romance in one scene than I wanted to read. (view spoiler)[ Ryan and Leigh are in her Dad's old study, the door is open but the lights are off. And somehow his hands are on her hips and then they are interrupted. Cause you were left wondering what would have happened if they hadn't been interrupted. It was uncomfortable to read and didn't really have any influence to their relationship so I was like why is this in this book? (hide spoiler)]
With an appealing combination of danger and desire, this action-packed friends-to-more romance captivated my attention page after page! The author’s attention to technical detail and skillful descriptions immersed me (pun intended) into the world of Carrington, North Carolina and the lives of Leigh and Ryan.
Fans of romantic suspense authors such as Dani Pettrey, Lynette Eason, Rachel Dylan, and Cara Putman definitely need to pick up Blackburn’s work! I highly ...more
Beneath the Surface refers not only to the body the dive team finds on a training exercise...... it also describes the things going on in the investigation and a romance that is simmering between Ryan Parker, a homicide investigator, and Leigh Weston, a nurse practitioner.
Fast paced, I read th ...more
I loved Ryan and Leigh so much! They were wonderfully chiseled and their feelings really jumped off the page and became my own. The way they interacted ...more
I love discovering new authors and so happy I came across Lynn H. Blackburn. This was a very intricate and detailed suspense novel. I enjoyed it very much and intend to read more from this author. Much like an adrenaline laced episode of Criminal Minds.
*My thanks to the publisher for a copy of this book via Net Galley. My opinions are my own. ...more
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When full-time homicide inspector and part-time dive team investigator Ryan Parker comes across an unexpected discovery during a training dive, he professional plate fills.
Leigh Weston has returned to her family home after a harrowing experience at her previous j ...more
Author: Lynn H. Blackburn
My rating 5 out of 5 stars.
Lynn H. Blackburn weaves a tale of romance and stress of finding a killer before he/she strikes again which causes Detective Ryan Parker and Leigh Weston paths to intersect time and again. Ryan was Leigh’s brother Keith’s best friend growing up, and without Ryan’s knowledge Leigh was interested in the teenager. Now Leigh has returned to the area to care ...more
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