ABOUT THE BOOK:
A FORMER NAVY SEAL HAUNTED BY HIS PAST
Colton Locke can’t forget the black op that went terribly wrong. Desperate for a new start, he moves to Lantern Beach, North Carolina, and forms Blackout, a private security firm. Despite his hero status, he can’t erase the mistakes he’s made.
A WIDOW WITH SECRETS
For the past year, Elise Oliver hasn’t been able to shake the feeling that there’s more to her husband’s death than she was told. When she finds a hidden box of his personal possessions, more questions—and suspicions—arise. The only person she trusts to help her is her husband’s best friend, Colton Locke.
THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE
Someone wants Elise dead. Is it because she knows too much? Or is it to keep her from finding the truth? The Blackout team must uncover dark secrets hiding beneath seemingly still waters. But those very secrets might just tear the team apart.
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Book: Dark Water
Author: Christy Barritt
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 28, 2020
Barritt has been a favorite suspense author for a long time …
I had somewhat forgotten about Christy Barritt’s writing, until a couple months ago when I saw she had a new series out. I sped through the four books in two days, they so quickly pulled me in!
I was thrilled to see yet another series that I hadn’t read, I put off reading Dark Water since I didn’t need to review it yet but when my brother started reading the series and spoiling it for me. #horror I had to read the third book which he was on at the time, I read it and it made me want to know what happened in the first book but it wasn’t too hard to figure out, the books can almost be read as a stand alone but you wouldn’t want to miss the first books, just saying.
While I enjoyed the mystery I think that Dark Water was more clean mystery than Christian mystery, just a warning for those reading the series.
The kickoff of the series was well executed!
Barritt did a wonderful job pulling me into a mysterious “family” who had suffered a great loss in their leader and husband, moving on from grief the characters grow in spirit and love as they search for a group trying to kill them, all of this is done in a tasteful way that leaves you wanting to know the end.
As the romance progressed I had a slight worry that it wouldn’t be natural but it turned out quite well and I liked the ending.
This is a series I look forward to finishing.
I voluntarily received and reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the author. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
USA Today has called Christy Barritt’s books “scary, funny, passionate, and quirky.”
A Publishers Weekly best-seller, Christy writes both mystery and romantic suspense novels that are clean with underlying messages of faith. Her books have sold more than two million copies, and two are currently being developed as movies.
Christy’s books have won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery, have been twice nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, and have finaled for both a Carol Award and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year.
She’s married to her prince charming, a man who thinks she’s hilarious–but only when she’s not trying to be. Christy’s a self-proclaimed klutz, an avid music lover who’s known for spontaneously bursting into song, and a road trip aficionado.
Christy currently splits her time between the Virginia suburbs and Hatteras Island, North Carolina. She loves spending time with her husband, her two sons, and her four dogs.
For more information, visit her website: www.christybarritt.com.
MORE FROM CHRISTY:
Dark Water is the fourth series in the Lantern Beach Universe. When I created the fictional island of Lantern Beach, NC, I had no idea how popular it would be. I’ve fallen in love with the people there, and they feel more like friends than fictional characters.
Dark Water is about a group of former Navy SEALs who band together to former an elite private security firm. But they all share secrets, as well as guilt over the death of their SEAL leader. In order to move on, they must find answers.
I introduced Colton Locke in the last book of the Lantern Beach PD series—Plan of Action. I knew he needed his own book and that I wanted to develop his character more. That turned into a four-book series featuring Colton and three of his friends. Blackout contains suspense, mystery, and romance—all of my favorite things!
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