Have you read any of the Dive Team Investigations series from Lynn Blackburn? If you haven’t, you’re missing out. It is so good, full of nail biting suspense, with a little romance on the side. Today I’m talking about book three in the series, One Final Breath. Yeah, Gabe and Anissa are quite the couple!!
When investigator Gabriel Chavez had his cover blown by an aggressive reporter, the silver lining was being able to rejoin the dive team. The downside? Dive team captain Anissa Bell–a woman who both fascinates and frustrates him.
Anissa grew up as a missionary kid on the Micronesian island of Yap and always planned to return after college. But she remained stateside, determined to solve the case that haunts her–the murder of her best friend and the disappearance of a three-year-old child.
When Anissa’s fractured past collides with Gabe’s investigation into the tragic shooting death of a teenage boy in Lake Porter, they’ll have to put their complicated history with each other aside in order to uncover the identity of a killer. What they’ll discover is that revenge has no statute of limitations.
Award-winning author Lynn H. Blackburn closes out her nail-biting Dive Team Investigations series with a story that will have you wondering how long you can hold your breath.
Wow! I’m not sure how else to word my thoughts once I reached the end of this book. The suspense, the romance, Gabe….. need I say more? Blackburn certainly knows how to write a good story that makes readers unable to put the book down. That was me – I read this in one sitting. Yep, it was that good!
Gabe and Anissa’s story is one that I’ve been waiting for. I just love their relationship. They drive each other crazy at times, but also can’t stay away from each other. Yes, they have a backstory, but you’ll have to read to find out what it is. And Gabe is just there for Anissa. I think that’s what draws me to him. His quiet, hunky way of just being there for support, sometimes without saying anything. Swoon.
Both of these characters have something they need to get through in this story, both from their past and their present. Blackburn did not shy away from having THE message woven through the pages of this book, and that is something I appreciate about her writing. Her characters had real issues and looked for solid solutions – as in they prayed and/or went to other Christians for counsel. Such a great message for readers to have.
The bottom line is that this book, well this series actually, is a must read for romantic suspense fans. I do recommend starting with book one, not only because the series is amazing, but I think the back story behind the characters adds to the depth of this book. Besides, I know you’ll like them anyways!!
I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Lynn H. 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 South Carolina with her true love, Brian, and their three children. Her first book, COVERT JUSTICE, won the 2016 Selah Award for Mystery/Suspense and the 2016 Carol Award for Short Novel. Her second book, HIDDEN LEGACY, released June 2017. She begins a new series, Dive Team Investigations with BENEATH THE SURFACE in March of 2018.