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
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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! Lol!
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 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 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.
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)]
There is so much to l ...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 hope that it is half as good as this one was.
The suspense and the romance in this book was spot on and I really can say it was a really good read.
I can't wait for you to dive into (pun intended) Ryan and Leigh's story.
I gave this book 4 stars. I hig ...more
Leigh Weston ...more
Blackburn is a new-to-me author and I look forward to more of her books! She kept me turning the page with her tight writing, and she knows how to create interesting characters.
I received a copy of Beneath the Surfa ...more
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
I received a copy of this book through the author - all thoughts are my own.
I haven't read anything by Lynn H. Blackburn, but she has written a number of romantic suspenses for the Harlequin Love Inspired Suspense line. I do enjoy a good mystery that grips my attention and keeps me focused on the story. With Blackburn's first full length novel Beneath the Surface, I expected to receive a military or FBI type character who is working to solve a case while the woman either works with him or he or she is trying to protect the member of the opposite sex. I expect ...more
Ryan and dive partner Gabe, both homicide detectives, are in La ...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
Ryan is a dear. He has always loved Leigh but her brother has forbidden him to have anything to do with her -- except watch over her from a distance. But investigating a crime accidentally puts Leigh in danger in ways no one expects.
Leigh is a nurse practitioner, kind ...more
The plot was complex and on shaky ground. The sheriff dive team finds a torso while on a training session in a lake. The head, hands and feet are missing. Ryan is the lead detective on the case. The sheriff department uses Leigh' ...more