Tuesday, September 3, 2019

One Final Breath (Dive Team Investigations, #3) by Lynn H. Blackburn

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.


About The Author

I started writing in 2009 and my first book, Covert Justice, was published by Love Inspired Suspense in 2015. Hidden Legacy followed in 2017, and Beneath the Surface, the first book in my Dive Team Investigations series with Revell hit stores in March of 2018. In Too Deep released November of 2018 and One Final Breath will be available in September 2019.
I write romantic suspense for a couple of reasons.
  1. I love romance. Happily ever romance where no matter how hard things have been, two hearts find each other and will cherish each other forever. I believe the reason romance is so popular is because our hearts were made for the Truest Love. No human relationship can ever compare to the eternal and all-consuming love God has for us, but I’m so glad we get to enjoy a little bit of heaven on earth with another person who has committed to stay with us no matter what.
  2. I love suspense. Not because I’m tough, but because I’m a huge chicken! In my books, I can be so much braver than I really am. I can be tough and defeat the bad guys and run into burning buildings. And my characters can wrestle with so many big questions—why God allows bad things to happen and how we can trust Him when it seems like He’s dropped the ball.
When I’m not writing, I lead a crazy busy life! I was born in Hendersonville, North Carolina and still claim the Blue Ridge Mountains as home. But I found my way to Clemson University for engineering school and married my college sweetheart, Brian, as soon as I graduated. We’ve been married for twenty-one years, have three children—Emma, James, and Drew—and live in the beautiful upstate of South Carolina.
Our daughter, Emma, has Rubinstein-Taybi Syndrome and for a lot of years I considered myself to be a “therapy” mom. Having a child with a disability rocked our world, but God was both patient and faithful as we wrestled with our new reality. Being Emma’s mom has changed me in ways I never could have imagined and many things God has taught me about himself find their way into my books. Emma is a joy and a challenge—just like any other teenage girl! She loves her school, her friends, her books, and her electronic devices.
I adore having boys. They are so loud and so fun! James is our deep thinker and sports lover. He regularly asks questions I can’t answer and can tell us football scores from three years ago. We’re pretty sure he’ll make a great lawyer or a sports commentator! Drew is our youngest. He’s our comedian and our warrior child. He keeps us laughing and keeps me praying that God will use him as a champion for truth and justice.
After the boys came along, no one was more surprised (or reluctant) than me to find that God was leading us to homeschool them. I still have no idea how that happened, but I love it and count it a privilege to have them at home with me during this season.
As a family, we’re active in our church, love to read, spend time outdoors, hang out with our extended families, play with our petite mini goldendoodle puppy, workout at our CrossFit box and cheer for Clemson—Go Tigers!
I’d love to connect with you! You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest @LynnHBlackburn. I also have a newsletter where you can sign up to receive updates on what’s going on with my books and where I’m speaking.


My Review

This is the third book in this series that I have read and it sure didn’t disappoint! The characters that I have learned to care about are back, and have moved further in their lives, and contribute to this story.
This is Gabe’s and Annisa’s story, and with this book, what appeared as animosity, well, it looks like they care a bit more about each other than they want to admit, but they both carry scars and baggage!
As with the other books in the Dive Team Investigations, you will be gripping your seat or holding your breath, you won’t see a lot that happens coming, and that is a good thing!
Another great book by this author, and yes, it can be read alone, but you won’t want to miss the others.

I received this book through LibraryThing and the Publisher Revell, and was not required to give a positive review.

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