Monday, October 7, 2019

Review of One Final Breath by Lynn H. Blackburn

About the Book ~

Revenge has no statute of limitations.

When investigator Gabe 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 aside their complicated history with each other in order to uncover the killer's identity.

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My Thoughts ~

Warning: you might find yourself holding your breath as you read One Final Breath by Lynn H. Blackburn! Remember to breathe!

If you are a fan of traditional romantic suspense, then you will love One Final Breath by Lynn H. Blackburn! The plot was layered, well-paced, and suspenseful, causing me to mentally ping-pong from one thread to the next! Each of these threads was substantial enough to be it's own story, so I was impressed by the way the author was able to bring each of these storylines to a satisfying conclusion.

My favorite part of the story was the characters! I loved the natural humor that radiated from Gabe, Anissa, and the others! Whether it was a sarcastic comment or Gabe worrying about his bad breath, I found myself smiling a lot! And the way this group of friends related, joked, prayed, cautioned, and stood by one another made me want to climb into the pages and become part of their group! I also liked that Gabe and Anissa had a history of conflict and bickering because it made their budding romance all the more swoony and fluttery!

While Gabe and Anissa both grappled with the guilt and regret of their respective pasts, Anissa's revelation (with the loving help of Mr. Cook) about her calling being just as wonderful and God-given as her family's calling to the mission field is what really touched my heart! But there are many other wonderful spiritual insights in One Final Breath; I can't begin to touch on all of them!

Three Stars ~ One Final Breath by Lynn H. Blackburn is a solid romantic suspense filled with humor and lots of Godly truth! One Final Breath is the author's third book in the Dive Team Investigations Series from Revell. The mystery/suspense can be read as a standalone, but I think readers will love these wonderful characters even more if they read the series as a whole.

Disclaimer ~ In accordance with FTC regulations, I received a copy of this book from the publisher. I was not compensated, nor was a positive review required. All opinions expressed are my own.

See you next time, and God bless you guys!!!


~V. Joy Palmer

V. Joy Palmer is the author of Love, Lace, and Minor Alterations and Weddings, Willows, and Revised Expectations, and she is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. She is also an avid blogger and co-founder of Snack Time Devotions. In her spare time, Joy is an unprofessional chocolate connoisseur/binger, and she loves acting crazy and drinking coffee with the teens she mentors. When Joy isn’t urging the elves that live in her computer to write, she’s hanging out with her husband, their adorable baby girl, and their socially awkward pets.

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