Lovely, Dark, and Deep

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Lovely, Dark, and Deep

The Collectors, #1

Lovely, Dark, and Deep penned by talented author Susannah Sandlin is indeed well written and well planned with its characters, settings, bountiful actions, plots and resolutions. The creativity woven throughout the story will keep you spellbound as it did me. The characters in Lovely, Dark, and Deep contain an energy that is realistic and endearing because of their intellect and chemistry. A reader looking for a fast paced, action packed, suspenseful story of lost treasure and deceit will enjoy spending their time diving into the depth of Susannah Sandlin’s narrative Lovely, Dark and Deep. This book is the first installment of her series. This story kept me turning the pages and I found it hard to put it down because I found cliffhangers in so many places making me eager to see what would unfold next.

Ms. Sandlin’s Lovely, Dark, and Deep is written to attract an audience of both men and women in the entanglement of adventure, danger, power struggles and sensuality. There is plenty to discover in this intriguing novel that has the energy of an Indiana Jones novel or National Treasure.

Gillian is the key female personality who is afraid of very little, and not easily dissuaded. Shane is a man with precision to his art of diving, and all things connected to underwater environments. Gillian and Shane share many things like laughter and heartaches, and they both enjoy each other’s personalities including the events and interests that shaped them.


Book Blurb for Lovely, Dark, and Deep

From award-winning author Susannah Sandlin comes a heart-pounding romantic thriller that pits a quick-witted scientist and a scarred ex–combat diver against a ruthless billionaire treasure hunter with ties to the White House.

When biologist Gillian Campbell makes an offhand comment about a family curse during a TV interview, she has no idea what her words will set in motion. Within days, Gillian finds herself at the mercy of a member of the C7, a secretive international group of power brokers with a dangerous game: competing to find the world’s most elusive treasures, no matter the cost, in money or in lives. To save her family, Gillian teams up with Shane Burke, a former elite diver who’s lost his way, navigating the brutal “death coast” of the North Atlantic to find what the collector seeks: the legendary Ruby Cross of the Knights Templar, stolen by Gillian’s ancestor and lost at sea four hundred years ago.

This book was initially released in episodes as a Kindle Serial. All episodes are now available for immediate download as a complete book.


Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2015 4.50