The exciting conclusion to Lynn H. Blackburn’s Dive Team series, One Final Breath begins and ends with a bang. In the pages between Gabe, Anissa, and the rest of the team are in over their heads as they work together to solve not one, not two, but three seemingly unrelated separate crimes at the same time, one over thirteen years old.

It was fun watching Gabe and Anissa work together so well and even more fun watching romance blossom between them. Meanwhile the escalating danger to Anissa’s life and the team’s effort to protect her kept me turning the pages as fast as I could when I had a moment to spare due to family health problems that demanded my attention. Blackburn’s plot was developed perfectly and the circumstances made it quite difficult for me to even begin to guess the identity of the villain.

One Final Breath is not only a great suspense novel but also emphasizes the importance of relying on God, forgiveness toward those who have wronged you, and learning how to identify God’s plan for your life. I enjoyed this book as well as the entire series and would recommend it to all who enjoy a good suspense or crime novel.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.


Revenge has no statute of limitations

When investigator Gabe Chavez had his cover blown by an aggressive reporter, the silver lining was being able to rejoin the dive team. The downside? Dive team captain Anissa Bell, a woman who both fascinates and frustrates him.

Anissa grew up as a missionary kid on the Micronesian island of Yap and always planned to return after college. But she remained stateside, determined to solve the case that haunts her–the murder of her best friend and the disappearance of a three-year-old child.

When Anissa’s fractured past collides with Gabe’s investigation into the tragic shooting death of a teenage boy in Lake Porter, they’ll have to put aside their complicated history with each other in order to uncover the killer’s identity.


Lynn H. Blackburn is the author of Beneath the Surface, In Too Deep, Hidden Legacy, and Covert Justice. Winner of the 2016 Selah Award for Mystery and Suspense, and the 2016 Carol Award for Short Novel, Blackburn believes in the power of stories, especially those that remind us that true love exists, a gift from the Truest Love. She’s passionate about CrossFit, coffee, and chocolate (don’t make her choose) and experimenting with recipes that feed both body and soul. She lives in Simpsonville, South Carolina, with her true love, Brian, and their three children