Review: A Deep Thing by A. K. Smith

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This one was a really intense thriller and a plus, it’s on sale! I think you’ll really enjoy this book, whether you’re into traditional thrillers or not!

A Deep Thing by A. K. Smith
Genre: Contemporary Romance Thriller

What was her husband hiding in the jungles of Mexico?

Rocked by her husband’s tragic death, Kendall Jackson strives to put her life back together. But Ryder, her nineteen-year-old stepson, is bitter and wants nothing to do with her. And she can’t keep the grief at bay. Sometimes, it’s so strong, she wonders if life is worth living.

A call from a cave diver in Mexico gives her hope of mending the relationship with her stepson. Before his death, her husband arranged a diving expedition as a birthday gift for his son. Kendall persuades Ryder to honor his father’s last wish.

From the campus of Western Maryland College to the woods of Camp David and the caves of the Yucatán, Kendall and Ryder take a journey to discover what her husband worked so hard to hide, and to protect his treasured secrets from falling into the wrong hands. The choices they make will decide their fate and the future of others. Will they risk everything for the truth?

Get it from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Google Play | Wild Rose Press

On sale for 99 cents until June 30th!

This is my second recent read about diving and there is a lot I don’t know about this sport! But apparently, diving makes for a great thriller!

In this book, the title comes from cenote, an underwater cave that is the main interest of these divers and translates literally from Spanish to mean “a deep thing”. It’s nice when things make sense like that 🙂 I included some images of these below and they’re so beautiful! I can definitely see the draw!

It was really obvious from this story and the way the author explained diving to the reader that this is something she’s really passionate about, so it’s gonna be difficult for you to come out of this without at least a small interest yourself. I wouldn’t say I’m down to start cave diving ANY time soon but I can certainly appreciate those who do!

For those of you who are experienced divers, I think you’ll have no trouble following along but for those who aren’t, though the author shares a lot of technical info in this book, she does so in a way that’s easy to understand for beginners. In fact, a lot of this is presented in the context of diving “classes” so I didn’t have much of a problem picturing these scenes.

In my opinion, this was more of a non-traditional thriller but I liked that it was a mix-up from what I’m used to. Though many of the characters are trying to outrun some “bad guy”,  I didn’t get an intense, edgy, crime-feel from this chase, and instead I was really pulled in by the mystery side of it. As well, you can see from above that it’s also billed as a romance and this is really tastefully done. I especially liked that there weren’t really any love triangles or anything, which would’ve only detracted from the story.

It also has more of a paranormal aspect than most thrillers, incorporating environmental issues as well. What I didn’t enjoy was how the environmentalist debate evolved, as I really don’t agree that things GMOs are bad for people. Still, I can let go of some of these beliefs to enjoy the story.

There were a lot of themes that  were covered really well – grief, addiction, moving on – and this discussion really elevates this book among many other in its genre. Don’t forget, you can read it too for only 99 cents, until this Friday!!

About the Author:A.K. Smith is the author of AK imagedebut fiction novel, “A Deep Thing” (The Wild Rose Press). She loves all things jungly, beachy, and mysterious. Her goal is to write thrillers, suspense, and romance, which have the power to make you stay up late.

A new scuba diver, she counts diving in a cenote (underwater caves in the Yucatan) and surviving– one of her biggest achievements. Mexico has a special place in her heart; it’s where she escaped after walking out on Corporate America and where she fell in love on a sailboat. She is a graduate of Shippensburg University (BA) and has a Master of Arts from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She treasures her family, friends, and kindness.

A.K. Smith also writes, a blog of book reviews, travel reviews, and film reviews.

In celebration of the 6 months release date of A Deep Thing, it is on sale for only $0.99 until June 30th, 2017!

Author links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Blog

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own


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