About the Book
Book: Dark Water
Author: Christy Barritt
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 28, 2020
A FORMER NAVY SEAL HAUNTED BY HIS PAST
Colton Locke can’t forget the black op that went terribly wrong. Desperate for a new start, he moves to Lantern Beach, North Carolina, and forms Blackout, a private security firm. Despite his hero status, he can’t erase the mistakes he’s made.
A WIDOW WITH SECRETS
For the past year, Elise Oliver hasn’t been able to shake the feeling that there’s more to her husband’s death than she was told. When she finds a hidden box of his personal possessions, more questions—and suspicions—arise. The only person she trusts to help her is her husband’s best friend, Colton Locke.
THE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE
Someone wants Elise dead. Is it because she knows too much? Or is it to keep her from finding the truth? The Blackout team must uncover dark secrets hiding beneath seemingly still waters. But those very secrets might just tear the team apart.
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I’ve loved Christy Barritt’s mystery stories, ever since….way back…when I picked up and first read one of hers. And I’ve had these Lantern Beach mysteries ‘on my back burner’ for awhile already…knowing they’re there, and that I want to read them (but there are a lot of them…and they are written fast…I’ve not had a chance to read through them yet.). So…when I had the chance to join this tour to review Dark Water, I jumped for it.
Dark Water is an exciting, fast paced suspense novel. The action begins on the very first page. Elise is in danger. Someone is trying to kill her and she has no idea why.
Not knowing who Elise is (other than main character, obviously) and what is going on, I felt literally thrown into the action. She just manages to escape from that attempt on her life and heads for Colton, the one man she knows she can trust, who was also her late husband Daniel’s best friend.
As the story progresses, so the danger escalates. Colton is a SEAL, a team of which Daniel was a member of prior to his death.
Elise works with Colton to try and figure out why she is targeted–who is against her–could there be a traitor in their very midst?
Full of suspense, intrigue, and action, this book will keep you turning pages. I found it a bit on the short side for my personal preference, but Ms. Barritt kept me guessing the whole way through!
If you enjoy suspense, I definitely recommend this novel!
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About the Author
USA Today has called Christy Barritt’s books “scary, funny, passionate, and quirky.”
A Publishers Weekly best-seller, Christy writes both mystery and romantic suspense novels that are clean with underlying messages of faith. Her books have sold more than two million copies, and two are currently being developed as movies.
Christy’s books have won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery, have been twice nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, and have finaled for both a Carol Award and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year.
She’s married to her prince charming, a man who thinks she’s hilarious–but only when she’s not trying to be. Christy’s a self-proclaimed klutz, an avid music lover who’s known for spontaneously bursting into song, and a road trip aficionado.
Christy currently splits her time between the Virginia suburbs and Hatteras Island, North Carolina. She loves spending time with her husband, her two sons, and her four dogs.
For more information, visit her website: www.christybarritt.com.
More from Christy
Dark Water is the fourth series in the Lantern Beach Universe. When I created the fictional island of Lantern Beach, NC, I had no idea how popular it would be. I’ve fallen in love with the people there, and they feel more like friends than fictional characters.
Dark Water is about a group of former Navy SEALs who band together to former an elite private security firm. But they all share secrets, as well as guilt over the death of their SEAL leader. In order to move on, they must find answers.
I introduced Colton Locke in the last book of the Lantern Beach PD series—Plan of Action. I knew he needed his own book and that I wanted to develop his character more. That turned into a four-book series featuring Colton and three of his friends. Blackout contains suspense, mystery, and romance—all of my favorite things!
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To celebrate her tour, Christy is giving away the the grand prize package of a signed copy of Dark Water and a $50 Amazon gift card!!
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