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Below the Surface

Tim Shoemaker
Below the Surface
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Something is wrong with Cooper. He s plagued by a fear he doesn t understand and can t control. Cooper just wants to escape, and a summer vacation aboard the restored cabin cruiser, The Getaway, with best friends Gordy, Hiro, and Lunk seems like the perfect way to do it. Two... Read More

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Something is wrong with Cooper. He s plagued by a fear he doesn t understand and can t control. Cooper just wants to escape, and a summer vacation aboard the restored cabin cruiser, The Getaway, with best friends Gordy, Hiro, and Lunk seems like the perfect way to do it. Two weeks of fun with no mysteries or life-and-death danger. That s the plan.

But their plans are shattered the very first night when they witness a murder. Or did they? Despite their intentions of leaving the investigation to the police, narrow misses and creepy encounters lure them in. Is there really a body floating in the underwater currents of the lake? The closer they get to the truth, the deeper into danger they get. Too late they see the trap. Now each of them must face their own buried fears . . . just below the surface."

Additional Information

  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Release Date: Mar 25, 2014
  • UPC: 9780310735014
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 397
  • Publish Date: Mar 25, 2014
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 14
  • Audience Age Minimum: 11
  • BISAC: "JUV000000"
  • ISBN: 0310735017

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Chills, Excitement, Mystery & Fun by tickmenot on 6/29/14
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This is the story of four teenagers, one girl and three boys. They are all good friends who, along with their families, are taking a lake vacation together right before starting their first year of high school.

The action starts right at the beginning, and a mystery develops involving a missing girl who might have died–or she might not be missing at all. There is a mix-up over the girl’s identity. The teenagers in this story are immediately thrown into the middle of the confusion and possible danger. Much of the story has the lone female teenager, Hiro, convinced that foul play has taken place, while the rest of her friends waver between partially believing her, to complete disbelief.

This is a real page-turner that involves lots of suspense and mystery along with believable dialog and situations. Although this is the third book in a series, the story definitely stands on its own. There is a small amount of referral back to earlier books, but it is easy to understand the story-line, and is not confusing. I have not read the other two, but did not have trouble following Below the Surface. The author states this is the end of this series. I hope not, because I would like to revisit these characters after they have had some high school experiences.

I was pleased with the way the author handled the book’s characters that had fears which ran the gamut from swimming under water to doubts about fitting in. Also, at the end of the book, the author has some great advice about fear, and what should be done when one experiences it. I appreciated that this was a clean story written from a Christian point-of-view. Although this book is supposed to geared toward young adults, the story and characters are so well-done that adults would like this tale as well. I certainly enjoyed it, and highly recommend this 5-star book to adults, young and old alike.

The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through Zonderkids/Thomas Nelson Publishing for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner. Despite my receiving the book free, it has not influenced my judgment, and I have given an honest opinion.

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