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Beneath the Surface ✻ [BOOKS] ✯ Beneath the Surface By Lynn H. Blackburn ❅ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk After a harrowing experience with an obsessed patient, oncology nurse practitioner Leigh Weston needed a change She thought she d left her troubles behind when she moved home to Carrington, North Caro After a harrowing experience with an obsessed patient, oncology nurse Beneath the MOBI :Ê practitioner Leigh Weston needed a change She thought she d left her troubles behind when she moved home to Carrington, North Carolina, and took a job in the emergency department of the local hospital But when someone tampers with her brakes, she fears the past has chased her into the present She reaches out to her high school friend turned homicide investigator, Ryan Parker, for helpRyan finds satisfaction in his career, but his favorite way to use his skills is as a volunteer underwater investigator with the Carrington County Sheriff s Office dive team When the body of a wealthy businessman is discovered in Lake Porter, the investigation uncovers a possible serial killer one with a terrifying connection to Leigh Weston and deadly implications for them allDive into the depths of fear with an exciting new voice in romantic suspense Award winning author Lynn H Blackburn grabs readers by the throat and doesn t let go until the final heart pounding page.


About the Author: Lynn H. Blackburn

Librarian Note Also writes under the pen name Lynn Huggins Beneath the MOBI :Ê Blackburn.



10 thoughts on “Beneath the Surface

  1. Hannah Hannah says:

    Well, it s not what I expected, but it was definitely interesting I thought the diving part would play a larger role in the story, but it only is featured at the beginning Leigh is drawn into the story when the dive team needs to use her lake access to remove a murder victim from the lake But pretty soon the action ramps up when someone makes an attempt on Leigh s life, very nearly succeeding and landing her in the hospital.So that was twist number one This tale takes the cake for twists, wh Well, it s not what I expected, but it was definitely interesting I thought the diving part would play a larger role in the story, but it only is featured at the beginning Leigh is drawn into the story when the dive team needs to use her lake access to remove a murder victim from the lake But pretty soon the action ramps up when someone makes an attempt on Leigh s life, very nearly succeeding and landing her in the hospital.So that was twist number one This tale takes the cake for twists, which kept me guessing all day long while reading it Though I was quite busy, I was able to finish reading it in two sittings simply because I had to know what happened next.I have to say, I loved having an Asian lady as a main character Leigh was adopted from China as a child and raised in North Carolina, and her brother was adopted from Brazil I liked this a great deal All too often, Christian fiction tends to feature characters that look like they came from Maine, the least racially diverse state I m not one of those that wants every book to force diversity where it doesn t fit, but this was a nice treat However, I found myself wishing that Blackburn had described Leigh to uscarefully, because I kept catching myself thinking of her as Vietnamese in feature.Predictability Well, very little, other than in the romantic interest The killer is a slippery one and hard to think ahead of.Content Okay, so this one got really near the edge for me If you don t care for really creepy and determined serial killers, make sure to read this one in the daylight It s quite intense and the killer does mutilate victims bodies.Christian content a storyline of coming back to God after one s faith has been shaken.Overall, a solid four star read and a series I will be continuing Thanks to the publisher for a free review copy


  2. Jes Drew Jes Drew says:

    Cop suspense meets medical suspense in this enthralling caper I loved all the characters well, the good guys, anyway The schmuck who left his wife is somewhere under the murderer in my estimates in line for reader love from me Ryan and Leigh were so cute together, and so were Adam and Sabrina even if they don t know it , and all the other people I look forward to reading in the rest of the series I especially loved the relational dimension of everything, with the characters entwined past Cop suspense meets medical suspense in this enthralling caper I loved all the characters well, the good guys, anyway The schmuck who left his wife is somewhere under the murderer in my estimates in line for reader love from me Ryan and Leigh were so cute together, and so were Adam and Sabrina even if they don t know it , and all the other people I look forward to reading in the rest of the series I especially loved the relational dimension of everything, with the characters entwined pasts though, Leigh s brother was a bit annoying I can understand telling other guys off your sister when you re both teenagers But when you re married and she s thirty years old and you re still keeping up the don t date my sister stuff, that s a bit extreme As for the suspense, it was really thrilling to think of anything normal in your life possibly being dangerous Makes you realize all you take for granted in your day to day life To think that someone you may know might be trying to kill you chilling.The mystery was also really good You really have no idea who it is until they are finally revealed, though I did notice some patterns in the killer s MO a term this book taught me A thoroughly enjoyable book that I recommend to all fans of Christian suspense and those looking to try it out


  3. Victoria Lynn Victoria Lynn says:

    4 out of 5 stars.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 4 out of 5 stars.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 Blackburn took the time to make even the background characters have personalities that shone brightly in the murky mystery surrounding them all The team that solved the story was the best I sincerely hope that Gabe Chavez gets his own book That man had me in stitches Adam, Sabrina, and Annisa were also worthy second cast characters.Ryan and Leigh were an adorable couple They were so realistic I loved that Ryan wasn t your typical self assured hero with the good looks to go with it He was unsure of himself at times and his occasional awkwardness made him evenendearing I loved that he wasn t perfect, but that he was still a gentleman Leigh was also sweet I could feel myself relating to her She had just the right amount of flaws, enough spunk without going overboard in the feministic department, and enough wisdom to trust those around her to help her out And enough pluck to remain cheery in a bleak set of circumstances.I also enjoyed how Blackburn wove enough humor into the story that it wasn t depressing in any way, but that it was light hearted enough to be enjoyable without reaching that point where it can be disrespectful She had a perfect balance.Content Advisory Lots of people died Let s just suffice it view spoiler to say that it was about a serial killer who had killed at least over 20 people over the course of their life, possiblyGruesome murdering that aren t described until post event Peril, attempted choking, poisoning, etc Quite a few kisses between the main couple view spoiler hide spoiler Overall, I was impressed with Blackburn s knowledge that made it quite realistic and her crafting of an enjoyable, suspenseful ride was well done I would see myself enjoying reading this again hide spoiler


  4. Liz Liz says:

    I was pretty excited when I checked this one out..Dive team investigationssounds intriguing and creepy Well, the dive team investigations part was only in the very beginning Not really sure why so much emphasis would be put on the dive team aspect when it was only one scene in the very beginning of the book I would definitely call this a romantic suspense slash unrequited love story Yes, the suspense at the end was definitely a thrill ride But the majority of the book was two people I was pretty excited when I checked this one out..Dive team investigationssounds intriguing and creepy Well, the dive team investigations part was only in the very beginning Not really sure why so much emphasis would be put on the dive team aspect when it was only one scene in the very beginning of the book I would definitely call this a romantic suspense slash unrequited love story Yes, the suspense at the end was definitely a thrill ride But the majority of the book was two people who had been secretly in love since high school trying to navigate through their feelings The author did a very nice job of conveying their feelings through her writing and I ended up definitely rooting for Ryan and Leigh Although, this book was not at all what I expected it was still a good entertaining read 3.50 stars


  5. LadyJBookishNook LadyJBookishNook says:

    For all my reviews, visit my blog atFollow me on Twitter 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 SurfaceFor all my reviews, visit my blog atFollow me on Twitter 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 One of the main characters is Leigh Weston a nurse practitioner living in Carrington, North Carolina Leigh is sort of alone right now in life as both her parents have died and her only sibling lives far away Leigh has recently moved to Carrington because of some problems in her past Ryan Parker is a homicide investigator and volunteer underwater investigator for the Carrington Sheriff Department Leigh and Ryan have known each other since high school and you can probably guess the romance part of the romantic suspense involves these two It wouldn t be fair for me to critique the romantic part of the story for a couple of reasons One, as I stated earlier I never intentionally read a romance unless I agree to review one thinking it was a genre that does interest me For that reason I don t have many to compare to The other reason is most romances to me feel cheesy, unrealistic, and just over the top So I will instead focus on the suspense side which is what I usually reviewLynn H Blackburn does a good job grabbing the reader s attention right from the start with the discovery of a dead body while dive team investigators were doing a practice dive Pieces of the puzzle are spread nicely throughout the book and I never did figure out who was responsible until the end The ending could have been wrapped up a little better I was left with a big why that was never really answered There were hints but the why was never explained or I somehow missed it For a reader that caresabout the suspense and mystery, leaving that part out was sort of a big deal Overall I liked the book, the mystery was interesting and I did find myself wanting to keep reading to find out whodunit , it was just sort of a let down for me at the end with some unanswered questions Fans of the Christian Romantic Suspense genre will enjoy this the most At the end of the book there is a sneak peek at In Too Deep Book two in the series, expected publication November 6, 2018 I give this one 3 out of 5 starsThank you Lynn H Blackburn and Revell Books for providing me with a review copy of this book to read in exchange for an honest review.


  6. Sarah Grace Grzy Sarah Grace Grzy says:

    Lynn H Blackburn s new series, Dive Team Investigations, starts out with a bang.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 Lynn H Blackburn s new series, Dive Team Investigations, starts out with a bang.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 He was realistic.Interestingly enough, I think I enjoyed the supporting cast of characters eventhan the main characters From Anissa and Gabe to Adam and Sabrina, they were all such fun additions Gabe, in particular, was fabulous, and I am really hoping he gets his own book I adore these types of sidekick characters who perfectly complement the others, yet still have so much depth and personality He made for some great comedic relief throughout there were even sometimes I actually laughed out loud but he also had his serious moments that were just as great While a supporting character, he was the best character, in my opinion.The story gets going pretty quickly and captured my interest I did feel that a portion of the middle got rather boring and repetitive at times, but it keeps you pushing through to find out who dun it.The element that I least enjoyed, and the main reason I docked some stars, was the romance It felt very shallow and based mostly on physical appearances, which always annoys me Frankly, you could have taken that whole aspect out of the book and I would have enjoyed the story that muchThere was also some semi detailed kissing embracing attraction that was definitely too much for me.The themes of faith and trusting God felt slightly shoe horned in, but were nonetheless very solid and encouraging.All in all, I can t say this was my new favorite novel, but it s worth checking out if you enjoy romantic suspense.Content Advisory I d recommend this book for ages 16 view spoiler There are mentions of violence pertaining to a serial killer, dead bodies, a kidnapping, and a really psycho villain Also mentions of an unfaithful spouse, and a stalker The romance is on the heavy side, and there is a lot of attraction desire between the main characters I d say this rates pretty high on my creepy scale , so if you are a young or sensitive reader, maybe this one isn t for you hide spoiler


  7. Melanie Melanie says:

    Beneath the Surface was a good romantic suspense novel I liked the characters and found the way they interacted with each other to be authentic I felt like they were real people.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 Beneath the Surface was a good romantic suspense novel I liked the characters and found the way they interacted with each other to be authentic I felt like they were real people.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 orof the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention review it on my blog I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion which I ve done All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission s 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising


  8. Kara Kara says:

    Wow, this book was AMAZING from the VERY start and I LOVED every bit of it This was my first time reading Blackburn s work, but I m so looking forward to Book 2 in this series Leigh has just returned home after having a traumatic stalker experience and is trying to find her momentum again working as a nurse when the attacks against her start up again Investigator Ryan Parker, best friend to Leigh s brother and friend from high school, gets assigned to a different case located in Leigh s back Wow, this book was AMAZING from the VERY start and I LOVED every bit of it This was my first time reading Blackburn s work, but I m so looking forward to Book 2 in this series Leigh has just returned home after having a traumatic stalker experience and is trying to find her momentum again working as a nurse when the attacks against her start up again Investigator Ryan Parker, best friend to Leigh s brother and friend from high school, gets assigned to a different case located in Leigh s backyard and it s driving him crazy that he can t get a lead for either case.I wanted to say my favorite characters were Leigh s nurse friend, Keri, and Ryan s partner, Gabe, but there was also Sabrina, Adam and Anissa Gabe is my fave for sure, every time he s in the scene it s just a hoot I laughed throughout the book with his banter with Ryan, despite his flirtatious ways, he s such a good cop and a good friend PLEASE make sure Gabe gets his own novel in this series I truly loved every aspect of the police meeting at Leigh s home and discussing every possible lead with her The dialogue in this book was spectacular, I couldn t get enough of this story as my nose was literally glued to my kindle the entire time reading And I COULD NOT figure out the culprit and WOW to those attacksthey are clever, frequent and SCARY but SO WELL written I was so upset when Officer Pete was hurt in the line of duty, seriously gets to me when cops are hurt in fiction, it s just too real to what happens in real life.One great scene is when Ryan and Kirk, Leigh s brother, have a face to face meeting over Ryan s feelings at the end of the book I really enjoyed that, there was just such unity with these characters and it really made this book a wonderful read despite the dire circumstances this investigation led to.I received this ebook free from the publisher via NetGalley, I voluntarily reviewed it All thoughts and comments are my own


  9. Maddy Maddy says:

    Wow, now this is a suspense book I haven t been able to find many suspense books that I ve enjoyed lately, but this one was amazing I can t wait for book 2 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 Wow, now this is a suspense book I haven t been able to find many suspense books that I ve enjoyed lately, but this one was amazing I can t wait for book 2 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 my favorite suspense books This book is action packed and kept me guessing until the very end The characters in this book were just as amazing as the mystery itself They were such a fun group of friends and I loved the friendship they all had Kirk was also the perfect fit as the protective brother I loved the last scene in the book with him and Ryan This is a fast paced suspense book with a group of fun loving friends I really enjoyed this book, and found myself reading it every chance I got I definitely recommend this one I received a free copy of this book from Revell in exchange of my honest review All thought are my own


  10. Loraine Loraine says:

    I expecteddiving in this book due to the series name, but there was only some at the very beginning of the book But the suspense rolled from page 1 and didn t stop until the conclusion I loved the group of characters that worked together to solve the mystery Ryan Parker, Gabe Chavez, and Anissa Bell are all homicide detectives Leigh Weston is a nurse practitioner at Carrington County Hospital Adam is a detective, and his friend Sabrina is a computer analyst The way they all worked to I expecteddiving in this book due to the series name, but there was only some at the very beginning of the book But the suspense rolled from page 1 and didn t stop until the conclusion I loved the group of characters that worked together to solve the mystery Ryan Parker, Gabe Chavez, and Anissa Bell are all homicide detectives Leigh Weston is a nurse practitioner at Carrington County Hospital Adam is a detective, and his friend Sabrina is a computer analyst The way they all worked together to figure out what was happening was amazing Each of them found pieces that finally allowed them to hone in on who the serial killer was Best of all, I never figured out who it was This was definitely a can t put it down suspense read.Great beginning to a new to me author s suspense series


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