Review: Still Waters

Still Waters: The Island / Below the Surface

Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling authors Heather Graham and Karen Harper team up with two fan-favorite stories that prove still waters run deep… 

The Island by Heather Graham 

On a weekend vacation, Beth Anderson is unnerved when she discovers a skull on the beach. As she starts to look into this mysterious find, handsome stranger Keith Henson seems to appear everywhere she goes. He claims to be keeping an eye on her safety, but Beth senses other motives. When a body washes ashore, she may need more help than she bargained for. Because investigating is a dangerous game, and someone wants to stop Beth from playing. 

Below the Surface by Karen Harper 

Briana Devon knows her twin sister would never deliberately leave her, but when she surfaces after a dive, Daria and their boat have vanished. Fighting rough waves and a fast-approaching storm, Bree barely makes it to shore, where Cole De Roca revives her. Bound to Cole by the harrowing experience, she seeks his help as she struggles to understand what happened to her sister—and what her twin, whom she thought she knew so well, might be hiding.

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

The Island by Heather Graham is just the perfect read for October. I felt chills going down my back. The suspense on every page had me on the edge of my chair. I kept waiting for a murderer to jump out and attack the female protagonist so many times. There were plenty of opportunities. The suspects I thought were the killers were not the murderers but greedy thieves. Still I felt the fear that they could step up to the role of murdering.

Frightening, intense, and engaging there was enough of a spooky factor to keep me going. I found myself transported inside the book. I could sympathize with the anger and fear the main character had. Do not trust strangers. One particular hot stranger is always near her. She can’t seem to figure him out but she does suspect him of something. Was he a criminal or just hiding all the facts from her. He could easily take prisoner and nobody would know.

I loved how Beth kept mistrusting him throughout most of the book. She didn’t really know him or what he does. Her reactions were realistic and believable. Plus, she has a young niece to protect and a brother who doesn’t believe she’s seeing what she does. Ben thought his sister was just too worried and intense enough to even relax. But her fears soon zap into him and he’s starting to think something is off. Neither of them knew what danger has followed them back home. Then, there’s the hot stranger, Keith, who is always around for everything. Overall, I enjoyed the characters, the story, and the way the book was written. It is no wonder that Heather Graham is deemed Queen of Suspense.

Rating: 5-stars

Review:

Below the Surface from Karen Harper is a deadly tale of suspense. Instantly, I was taken with the surroundings and the character’s dilemma. After coming up from a dive, Bree realizes the boat with her twin sister, are gone. Plus, the dangerous storm brewing over her. Having to leave some equipment behind, Bree tries to make it to shore. But she is struck by lightening and would have drowned to her death. However, luck was on her side. The hero stepped in and came to her rescue. Cole still isn’t sure if the beautiful woman he saved will live.

Bree on the other hand is a determined woman in finding her twin sister. She proves to be strong and fiercely independent. Bree isn’t going to back down until her sister is found. But as they search they find more than they bargained for…and Bree may also be in just as much danger as her twin was. Overall, I loved the intense environment. The bond between sisters was well-done. I could feel the protective sides from the sisters. There was plenty of drama and enough intrigue to keep my attention throughout this book. Action-packed, Below the Surface, was a great read.

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