Paralegal Hayden Kent knows first-hand that life in the Florida Keys can change from perfect to perilous in a heartbeat. When she discovers a man’s body at 120’ beneath the sea, she thinks she is witness to a tragic accident. She becomes the prime suspect when the victim is revealed to be the brother of the man who recently jilted her, and she has no alibi. A migraine stole Hayden’s memory of the night of the death.
As the evidence mounts, she joins forces with Officer Janice Kirby. Together the two women follow the clues that uncover criminal activities at the highest levels and put Hayden’s life in jeopardy while she fights to stay free.
The writing and technical editing was done really well, and the descriptions of the dives were excellent. The technical jargon made you realize that the author knows what she is talking about, and it was written so even a novice could understand it. And the description of the scenery during the dives painted a great picture, that made it feel as if I was in the ocean with the characters.
There were a couple of things that stood out to me that I want to mention, but please don’t let this deter you from picking up a copy! Two of the characters have blackouts, and can’t remember anything. At one point it is mentioned in the story that this is a huge coincidence. I’m glad that Carson put this in the book, but if there was a way that they both didn’t have blackouts, that would have been good.
And I don’t know if it’s because I was reading this book before I went to bed, but I kept mixing up the law enforcement characters. But this could be entirely on me, and nothing to do with the author’s writing. I was going to go back and re-read a bit to see if I was just too sleepy to concentrate, but got busy reading other books.
Even with the coincidence and the confusion regarding the law enforcement, I still enjoyed the book a lot, and am looking forward to reading Death by Sunken Treasure, the second book in the Hayden Kent mystery series.