JustReads Tour Review: Beneath The Surface by Lynn H. Blackburn + Quote Highlight

Posted 3 May, 2018 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Blog Tours, Book Reviews, Book Spotlights / 3 Comments

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Title: Beneath the Surface
Series: Dive Team Investigations, Book 1
Author: Lynn H. Blackburn
Publisher: Revell
Release Date: March 6, 2018
Genre: Romantic Suspense

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 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 help.

Ryan 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 all.

Dive 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.



Lynn H. Blackburn is the author of Hidden Legacy (Love Inspired, June 2017) and Covert Justice, winner of the 2016 Selah Award for Mystery and Suspense and the 2016 Carol Award for Short Novel. Blackburn believes in the power of stories, especially those that remind us that true love exists, a gift from the Truest Love. She’s passionate about CrossFit, coffee, and chocolate (don’t make her choose) and experimenting with recipes that feed both body and soul. She lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina, with her true love, Brian, and their three children.

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April 23
Create Explore Read – Author Interview
A Baker’s Perspective – A Day with Special Agent ___

April 24
Savings in Seconds – Quote Hightlight
Grace in Our Moments – Guest Post from Author

April 25
Christen Krumm – Guest Post from Author
Among the Reads – Beneath the Surface & the Power of Prayer

April 26
Blooming with Books – Character Profile
Fiction Aficionado – Did you know this about diving investigators?

April 27
Remembrancy – Photo Tour of Carrington
Stories by Gina – Quote Highlight

April 30
The Christian Fiction Girl – Quote Hightlight
Daysong Reflections – Underwater Investigations & Evidence

May 1
Worthy 2 Read – Quote Hightlight
Kat’s Corner Books – Beneath the Surface with International Adoption

May 2
All of a Kind Mom – A Character Like Me
Robin’s Nest – Quote Hightlight
Edits & Reviews by Leslie – Food Beneath the Surface

May 3
By the Book – Quote Hightlight
Cafinated Reads – Quote Highlight

May 4
Book by Book – Playlist
Pacific Northwest Bookworm – Cookies Beneath the Surface

My Thoughts
I love finding new to me authors, especially when it’s one like this! Ms. Blackburn is a fantastic author! She has created a wonderful story, full of amazing characters and I was hooked from the first page. Each page, each new character, each new plot twist had me on the edge of my seat and staying up late to finish the intense, captivating ride.

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 and the way their story just pulled together was fantabulous.

This is a 4 star worthy novel and each page is fantastically done. The intensity of the crimes, the grace and mercy that’s woven in, the sparks of romance between characters really pull the reader into the middle of the story and doesn’t let them go. This is one of those books that will stay with you long, long past the last page. I’m highly anticipating the release of book in this fantastic new series! Well done, Ms. Blackburn! You’ve got a forever fan in me!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*

Quote Highlight
“No one deserves to die forgotten”

This quote really captured me. I don’t know why. I just loved the way it jumped out at me. This, to me, seeing this quote before reading the book, really gave me something to think about. What does it really mean?  Do we really know? To me, digging a little deeper into my own soul and analyzing this quote, it’s really about loved ones. Never forgetting who they are, where they are, why there are in our lives. After reading the book, it’s truly what it was about. Finding out that someone, a John Doe, is dead and their family may not even know. What does this quote mean to YOU? Tell me in a comment below!



3 responses to “JustReads Tour Review: Beneath The Surface by Lynn H. Blackburn + Quote Highlight

  1. carylkane

    We all matter, so no one deserves to die forgotten. I can’t wait to read this book.

  2. Kay Garrett

    “No one deserves to die forgotten” takes on a lot of different meanings for me. There is the obvious one about someone being all alone with no one to love or to even remembering that they ever existed. However, to me it takes on a whole different meaning. This is probably because my Mom died with Alzheimer. We learned that even if one isn’t physically dead, once they aren’t able to interact in a “normal” way in society or lose their voice through disease that folks seem to abandon them making them see to die forgotten long before their bodies die.

    Thank you for your review and the information on “Beneath the Surface” by Lynn H. Blackburn. Appreciate your being part of the book tour as well.

    I have this book on my TBR list and would love the chance to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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