Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Below the Surface Book Review


About the Book

Something is wrong with Cooper. He is 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. (Goodreads)

My Review

I requested this book for something new and young adult is really fun to read. This book jumps right in with witty dialogue and suspense as Cooper and his friends think they witness a murder, but do they really? Right when the author has you thinking one thing, something happens and it wraps you into the story line. I haven't read the previous books in this series and I went ahead a read this one because I had read that it could stand alone. While this is true, I wish I had read the two previous books I think I would have understood the characters better.

While this book is full of plot twists and mysteries the characters I didn't connect with as much in this book. For a young adult I was surprised at the detail within the mystery and plot.
I rate four stars.
Recommended for ages 11-14 (or older of course).

"I received this book from BookLook Bloggers for free in exchange for an honest review."

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