Wednesday, September 18, 2019

One Final Breath by Lynn H Blackburn

I enjoyed this novel, the third and final in the Dive Team Investigations series featuring a dive team with a county sheriff's office. It read very well as a stand alone novel of investigation and suspense. In addition to the regular features of a police procedure novel, it has the element of investigative diving, providing some additional intrigue.

The character development was mixed. We readers find out a great deal about Anissa and her history but we don't find out that much about Gabe. I liked Anissa as she is a good team leader. She gets into suspenseful situations but never because of her own stupidity or lack of preparation. I like that. The other members of the dive team were featured in previous novels but they are presented here well enough that reading the earlier novels is not required.

The plot is well crafted. The seeds for the current attacks on Anissa are from decades ago but the history is revealed in a way I liked.

My favorite part of the novel is how the faith of the characters is represented. They are Christians and they act like Christians in the novel. They attend church, they call out to God with sincere prayers in tough situations. They forgive, they accept, they love. That was very refreshing to experience in a novel.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Lynn H Blackburn is the author of Beneath the Surface, Hidden Legacy, and Covert Justice, winner of the 2016 Selah Award for Mystery and Suspense and the 2016 Carol Award for Short Novel. She lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina, with her husband and their three children. Photo credit: Mary Denman

Revell, 320 pages.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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