Dive Team Investigations series / by Lynn H. Blackburn. 3.11.2019

Beneath the Surface / by Lynn H. Blackburn. (Dive Team Investigations, 1)

Revell     ISBN 9780800729387

In Too Deep / by Lynn H. Blackburn. (Dive Team Investigations, 2)

Revell     ISBN 9780800729295

Adult     Rating: 4

Lynn H. Blackburn kicks off a contemporary romantic suspense series featuring an investigative dive team in North Carolina.

In Beneath the Surface, nurse Leigh Weston moves to the small town of Carrington, North Carolina, hoping to leave behind her recent troubles. Her brother Kyle asks dive team investigator Ryan Parker to keep an eye on Leigh while he is overseas, telling Ryan about her recent problems with a stalker. When someone tampers with Leigh’s brakes, is her stalker responsible? Meanwhile Ryan investigates a dismembered body in a nearby lake, uncovering a possible connection to Leigh. Will he catch the killer before Leigh becomes the next possible victim?

In In Too Deep, when the Carrington dive team is called to recover a body in a submerged car, they also find an encrypted laptop belonging to a dead accountant with ties to investigator Adam Campbell’s family. Adam turns to cybersecurity and computer forensics expert Dr. Sabrina Fleming for technical assistance in recovering the laptop’s files. As evidence mounts implicating his family members, it becomes clear someone doesn’t want the family secrets revealed. Will Adam and Sabrina be silenced before they can uncover the truth?

Blackburn nailed the romantic suspense elements: good storyline, strong likeable characters, light touch of faith, and clean romance. She creates characters and a location that readers will enjoy visiting through her books. Blackburn supplies plot twists to keep the reader engaged (and guessing!) from the first page to its spine-tingling conclusion. Watch for book 3 coming in fall 2019.

Recommended for adult collections in public libraries and fans of Dani Pettrey, Irene Hannon, Lynette Eason, and other inspirational suspense authors.

Carol R. Gehringer, worthy2read.wordpress.com