Monday, December 10, 2018

In Too Deep {A Book Review}

**Book received for consideration. Post contains affiliate links. All thoughts are 100% my own.

Earlier this year, I had the chance to experience a new series from Lynn H. Blackburn called 'Dive Team Investigations'. While I must admit, I didn't recall the specifics of the story, I remember that it was very well written and that I couldn't put it down. So, when I heard that the second book in the series was out, I couldn't wait to experience it too.

Check out Book #2, 'In Too Deep':

When the dive team is called in to recover a body from a submerged car, they aren't prepared to find an encrypted laptop--or an unsettling connection between investigator Adam Campbell and the dead accountant. 
Adam turns to his friend Dr. Sabrina Fleming--a professor at the local university with unparalleled computer security and forensics skills--to recover the files from the laptop. But the deeper they dig, the deadlier the investigation becomes. When evidence uncovers a human trafficking ring and implicates members of Adam's own family, he and Sabrina will have to risk everything to solve the case. 
The truth could set hundreds free--but someone is willing to do whatever it takes to silence anyone who threatens to reveal their secrets. Award-winning author Lynn H. Blackburn invites readers back to Carrington, North Carolina, where everything is not as it seems and sinister elements lurk behind the idyllic fa├žade.
Like I said, I had already read the previous book, 'Beneath the Surface' before reading this one. Haven't read it? You can check it out first, but to be honest, the story stands on its own very well. We revisit those same characters from the first book and yes, there is some backstory that can be gained from book one, but it's not 100% necessary to read. Again, though I'd read it, my recollection of it was very vague...and it truly didn't matter.

This second book was every bit as suspenseful and intriguing as I recall the first being. In fact, I found myself staying up all night so that I could get to the end and see who the killer was. With every turn of the page, there was more excitement that kept me guessing, unable to put it down. I'll admit, I'm usually pretty good at figuring out who the bad guy is in these types of books, but this one had me guessing right to the very end. Yes, I'm made a few predictions here and there that played out... but for the most part it kept me stumped--- always fun in a great suspense.

On the romance side, I enjoyed seeing that story unfold. The characters were very well written, and truly made me root for them each step of the way. While the romance was every bit as important to the story as the mystery, it didn't take away from it, but rather just added that lighter element that I couldn't get enough of.

This is another great read, and I find myself waiting to read more from these characters sooner rather than later. 'In Too Deep' is available to purchase now at your favorite book retailers.


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