Monday, June 8, 2020

Review: The Girl Beneath the Sea

The Girl Beneath the Sea The Girl Beneath the Sea by Andrew Mayne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Lent this with Kindle Unlimited, which I paid for, as I found a few books, which I would have bought otherwise, so the fee for a few months is justified and cheaper than buying the books.

Petra's short and to the point 4star review alerted me to this book.

YA, in my opinion, no sex, very little romance - which is in this context ok for me. A lot of additional info, which is not always needed, but did not feel like a filler. What sets this apart are the descriptions of diving etc. where for me believable and felt true.
Also it was mostly not an "I do everything alone and know better and stumble into dangerous situations without anyone knowing where I am and what I do".
Instead it was more a motley crew, and decisions where guessed by the most knowledgeable or discussed shortly till a conclusion was reached.

Suspense could have been better, but for me the diving scenes and the scenery underwater more than made up for it. Also people get hurt, some die, so there is that, and for me this adds to the real feeling of the story. Some detailed descriptions of corpses the MC had to retrieve or found in the story may disturb some, but I see no reason for trigger-warnings.

Recommend it as a different kind of crime-book for people who like reading about diving or dive themselves.
Looking forward to the next book in the series, which is currently supposed to be published February 21, 2021, and should then also be on Kindle Unlimited.

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