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Salvaging Truth: A Mystery Thriller Novel (Hunters & Seekers Book 1)

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  123 ratings  ·  39 reviews
The world could be transformed if Riley can only stay alive long enough.

Most parents leave you a house, a car, or money when they die. Riley's mom left her a treasure hunt with a mysterious payoff. Now everyone seems to want a piece of Riley and her inheritance: the university, the military, mega corporations, and Russian spies. 
Riley needs help to solve her mother's mur
Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Published January 31st 2019 by Joanne Jaytanie
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I won a kindle edition of this novel in a Goodreads Giveaway. I have found a new author that I really enjoy reading.

Salvaging Truth is a romantic suspense story. The suspense part of the story drives the plot and the romance just adds to this dramatic, action-packed book. The pacing is great. The plot focuses on Riley Rawlings, who gets a call in the middle of the night from her mother who is on a research vessel that is sinking, but only gets to listen to the voice mail, and the three partners
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
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SALVAGING TRUTH (Hunters & Seekers Book 1) by Joanne Jaytanie is the exciting start of a new romantic suspense series. The books revolve around a salvage and investigation company called Hunters & Seekers run by three ex-SEAL friends.

Dagger Eastin, Kaleb LaSalle and Stone Garrison are partners and friends who run Hunters & Seekers. As ex-SEALs, they all have a love of the sea and have found the perfect way to carry on in the priva
Fran Zoch, LSoR
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Riley has so much going on trying to find what her mother left her with the treasure map and now that so many are after it to she needs help and Dagger is the one to help and keep her safe .
I love the twists and turns , we have the military, spies, corporations everyone wants what Riley is supposed to get.
This is an awesome way to start a series
Sep 29, 2020 marked it as to-read
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Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dr Riley Rawlings is a marine biologist , just like her mother. They are both highly respected in the field. A missed call in the middle of the night sends Riley into a full scale panic. She simply cannot sit back and wait for the authorities to tell her what's happening. She will need all her courage , intelligence and a lot of help to find the answers she needs.
Dagger Eastin is one of three ex-SEALs that own a sea-salvage and investigation company. They put all the training they gained in the
InD'tale Magazine
“Salvaging Truth” is a scavenger hunt on a large scale taking Riley and Dagger far from home, doubling back on their trail and just ahead of the enemy.

Read full review in the 2019 April issue of InD'tale Magazine.
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Welcome to Hunters & Seekers a salvage company run by three hot men . Kaleb , Dagger and Stone . When Riley comes to ask for help in finding out what happened to her mother's ship . What starts off as a simple salvage ends up a no holds barred scavenger hunt and keeping Riley alive until they find out what the heck is going on, this is one inheritance that is wanted by the military , mega corporations and the Russians .
I truly enjoyed this story and the characters are very well written , you
Ria Alexander  - Reading Is Our Satisfaction
Suspense Mystery Action Drama

Joanne Jaytanie certainly knows how to pack a punch when she writes a book. Not leaving anything out, this book is jam packed full of suspense, mystery, action, drama and of course some romance. This book was so intriguing that i was unable to put it down. twists and turns, secrets and lies make it all very difficult to track down the truth.

Riley Rawlings, marine biologist, is on a hunt to find out what happened to her mother, who she believes was murdered. she enlis
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I've previously read a romantic suspense by Joanne Jaytanie and really enjoyed reading it. So it came as no surprise that I just absolutely fell in love with this story.

In order to solve the mystery behind her mother's death, Riley must go on a scavenger hunt to discover all the clues left behind and the reasons behind her mother's death. But this scavenger hunt isn't without it's own dangers to Riley and Dagger. There's someone behind the attempts to scare Riley and their determined to obtain
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It had been a minute since I had read something from this author but it was worth the wait. The finesse of the writing right away whisks you away into this one. The intrigue that surrounds Riley will right off pull your thinker on the curiosity combined thanks to the shroud that will surround this one. Not discounting Dagger's place in this with him also being a picture that makes a drool escape and being a retired Seal is a plus too. This will be a big picture on trust because fear can be a lia ...more
Jacklynn Sizemore
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Wow what an book. I so love Riley she is so smart and doesn't back down for anything and well do anything for the ones she loves. Then there is the oh so yummy Dagger who one of the owners of Hunters & Seekers and he is always get hurt but that does not stop him form keeping the oh so sassy Riley safe. Now to know more about this book grab your copy today a so so so must read!!!!! ...more
Staci Black
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow, what a shocking wake up call!

Suspenseful and dramatic from beginning to end. Sifting through and finding truth seems nearly impossible. Very believable scenario with greed of corporate agenda's in our modern world.
Lynn Hill
Jan 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is such an exciting and fast paced book! I could not put it down, literally. It is so full os secrets and lies that it’s hard to find the truth! Awesome read, thanks Joanne!
Grace Augustine
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This, by far, is Ms. Jaytanie's best work to date. It reads like an episode of NCIS or your favorite crime show. She weaves magic through her characters into a story that unfolds and draws you in to the very middle of the crises. You walk beside Dagger and Riley as they seek to solve a mystery of clues left by her mother that hinge on the success of her scientific research. If you are into crime, mystery, suspense and a wee bit of romance, this book is for you. I highly recommend it. ...more
Sahnya Mcwaters
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Marvelous book just wonderful read

This book has everything to make you stay involved and captivated while reading. The suspense, the thrills, the excitement and curiosity, the love on multiple levels is amazing. Such a well written piece of work I am anxious to read the next book and see what adventure awaits and where the characters lives lead them. Riley and Dagger , Claudia and Henry and the happily ever after awaiting Hunters and Seekers as well with the fourth member can't wait for more.
Melinda Jenkins
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love and family concur all

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I particularly liked the connection that family plays in searching for the ultimate answers. Nice to have strong male presence in truly nice people. The ocean is always a draw for me and the hope that we really might find alternate fuel sources, while respecting our environment is more than a dream, it is a hope. Thank you for once again holding my interest and keeping my attention throughout. I think I missed having a dog as part
Katherine Paschal
**4.5 Stars **
Review can be found at https://smadasbooksmack.blogspot.com/

I have owned a copy of this book since it came out but for some reason just put in on the back-burner that I planned to get to "sometime". Well, now is that sometime and I wished that I had picked it up sooner because this was just what I needed! The romantic suspense genre is moving up on my list of favorite genres, there is nothing like the action and danger to make you excited and the romances to keep you invested. Salv
Within The Pages Book Blog
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sunken Ship
Riley is awaken in the middle of the night with a phone call from her mom, she misses the call and is totally devastated when she realizes it is the last time she will ever hear her mother’s voice.
Riley’s mom Claudia is a the lead scientist on the Sheridan vessel in the sea. The ship has been sunken and there are no survivors. The only thing Riley has left is the broken voice message she last received, before her mother vanishes. Riley has made every attempt possible to reach her mom’
Neva Davies
Jul 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Salvaging Truth by Joanne Jaytanie is about a young woman's desperate search for the truth about what has happened to her mother, and a romance story that is both heartwrenching and very fairy tale-like, but is also lively, fun and quick-witted.

What I loved about Salvaging Truth: the romance was believable, full of the twists and turns that can be expected in new relationships, and the communication between the characters was realistic as well. There were definitely bits that felt a little clunk
Ashley Jasper
After reading the blurb I was feeling excited to read my first book by Joanne Jaytanie. The premises was wonderfully original and add in the military aspect of the Hero and I couldn't wait to dive in (pun quasi intended). I found Salvaging Truth different from other romantic suspense novels and not in a bad way.

I liked Riley. She was strong and smart and savvy. Even in the midst of the mystery and all the danger she found herself in, she wasn't immune to the charm of Dagger. Ohhhhh Dagger. A goo
Jamie Wilson
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my first book by Ms. Jaytanie and I simply fell in love with her writing style. Her flare for suspenseful dramatics combined very believable characters, grabbed me from the start.

We have 3 sexy alpha ex-Navy-Seals, Dagger, Kaleb and Stone, who have opened their own salvage hunters/PI company. They are contacted by the local Police Dept. to help with the investigating when a research vessel sinks killing all 19 people on board. This includes Riley’s mother who is the lead scientist resea
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It was well written and I didn't notice any grammatical errors, unlike so many other books I've read in the last year. It's a complete story, a true series. There was a firm conclusion that answered all the questions. The plot was twisty and fun. It kept me interested and reading. All in all, it was a great read and I'd love to read the next book in the series! ...more
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It's funny that I almost passed this book up but I am so glad I didn't. Not only did I get an amazing read I got a new author as well. This is an intense story that has plenty of action and intrigue. A very complicated twister that brings back some ugly past for one and unease for another. I love that this is a woman with a brain and some big balls ready to do what it takes to get to the bottom of things. The team is a well rounded group that keeps things like and funny but ready to kick butt an ...more
Vickie Chaisson
Mar 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Salvaging Truth by Joanne Jaytanie is an adrenaline junkies dream. This book is full of suspenseful twists and turns and encompasses kidnapping, murder, theft and treachery at the highest government levels. Hunters and Seekers is a marine salvage company run by 3 ex Navy Seals. When Riley's moms research vessel goes down with 19 people on board she needs their help to discover what really happened. Sometimes truth and trust is hard to find and to give and Riley is having a really hard time belie ...more
Dana Busenbark
Who are Riley and Claudia? What has happened and why? Who tells Claudia they need to go? I think I fell in love with Dagger, Kaleb, and Stone early on. Who is Henry Morrison and how does he know the other 5 people? WHile there was a bit of romance happening in the background, we had suspense and mystery happening in the foreground. I LOVED the story line. I look forward to the next book in the series because this was such a great read! I wish it was already here. Enjoy reading this book!

Jun 20, 2019 rated it liked it
Overall I enjoyed this book. It has an intriguing plot and the protagonists are interesting and have chemistry together. There were a couple of things that made me roll my eyes such as Riley going off on her own after being expressly told not to or how Dagger kept a huge secret from Riley even though everyone around him telling him it was stupid. But these are both standard romance tropes so it is kind of par for the course. It is the first in the series it will be interesting to see what the ne ...more
This is one book full of all the things that make a great story. The plot is tightly woven with plenty of twists that kept me guessing. The characters are intriguing and complex, I enjoyed getting to know the, and follow along on their journey. The story captivated my attention right away and had me wanting to know what would happen next. There is something for everyone in this book to enjoy, it’s worth reading.
Jun 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaways
I was enthralled from the first page!!
Lots of action, adventure, and travel-all the locations are wonderfully described.
Great characters that I connected with, and I felt like I was right there with them.
Well developed plot with lots of twists. A very good mystery, with just a bit of clean romance.
I truly enjoyed reading this, and I will be looking for the next book in this series.

May 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: giveaway-wins
I am not sure why I did not like this book as much as all the other reviewers. There was a LOT of suspending disbelief for me. And I didn't bond with any of the characters. I did like the second half of the book better, so there's that at least. ...more
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