Sunday, February 13, 2022

Review: One Final Breath by Lynn H. Blackburn

Series: Dive Team Investigations # 3
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Revell
Released: Sept. 3, 2019
320 pages
About the Book:
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.


My Rating & Thoughts:    

After reading the previous two books of this series I was already pretty attached to each of the characters, so I was excited to begin this one and spend more time with them. While I enjoyed the mystery aspect, it was the romance between Gabe and Anissa that really pulled me in. I liked that Gabe took the risk and shared his feelings with Anissa when he wasn’t sure how she would react. I also appreciated that there was no big disagreement or misunderstanding that would cause a rift in their relationship that tends to be so common in storylines to keep readers invested.

On the mystery side, the story opens with Gabe and Anissa responding to a shooting. While chasing down leads they discover a possible connection to a cold case Anissa has never stopped investigating. Will they be able to solve this cold case and catch the shooter before someone else gets hurt? I enjoyed feeling like I was right there with the team trying to solve the mysteries. The cold case story pulled at my heart strings and had me shedding a few tears at times.

I did not want to put this book down. I was sad to say goodbye to this group of friends and can only hope they make appearances in future books by Ms. Blackburn. 

(I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell through NetGalley; 
opinions expressed in this review are my honest opinion and completely my own.)

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