“In Too Deep” by Lynn H. Blackburn

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“When the dive team is called in to recover a body from a submerged car, they aren’t prepared to find an encrypted laptop–or an unsettling connection between investigator Adam Campbell and the dead accountant.

Adam turns to his friend Dr. Sabrina Fleming–a professor at the local university with unparalleled computer security and forensics skills–to recover the files from the laptop. But the deeper they dig, the deadlier the investigation becomes. When evidence uncovers a human trafficking ring and implicates members of Adam’s own family, he and Sabrina will have to risk everything to solve the case.

The truth could set hundreds free–but someone is willing to do whatever it takes to silence anyone who threatens to reveal their secrets. Award-winning author Lynn H. Blackburn invites readers back to Carrington, North Carolina, where everything is not as it seems and sinister elements lurk behind the idyllic façade.”

This second installment in the Dive Team Investigations series was every bit as good as the first, and possibly a little better. First of all, I was prepared for Ms. Blackburn’s style of writing, so I wasn’t disappointed in trying to compare it to someone else’s. However, I enjoyed the overall storyline a little better than the first. Adam and Sabrina were two of my favorite characters in the last book, so I was really looking forward to their story.

I loved Sabrina with her total nerdy-ness and the way she was oblivious to so many guys’ attention. Adam was also great! Such a gentleman, and just an all ’round good guy. I really enjoyed the portrayal of their spiritual growth. It wasn’t really overt, but I would say it was a pretty steady thread throughout.

The mystery was fascinating and was really well developed. The theme of human trafficking and modern day slavery was so good, and brought out some good points that might not be common knowledge. Sex-trafficking is  mentioned incidentally, but absolutely no details.

Sabrina’s backstory with her parents was really good as well, and the resolution of it all was quite satisfying. *SpoilerThere is a part of it that involves infidelity in marriage End of Spoiler.

All in all a really good book, and I’m giving it 5 out of 5 stars!!!

*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this ebook from Revell via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

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