The Girl Beneath The Sea by Andrew Mayne (Underwater Investigation Unit Book 1) - Kindle eBook
The Girl Beneath the Sea is the first installment of the Underwater Investigation Unit series by bestselling author, Andrew Mayne. The protagonist is Sloan McPherson, who grew up diving with her treasure hunting father and brother; her family has a bad reputation, and her uncle is in prison for drug running. She is a diver for the Ft Lauderdale police and is used by other departments in Florida. In this first novel of the series, Sloan is diving looking for archeological artifacts for her college professor (she is a part-time college student studying for her masters) and comes across a dead body. When she calls it in, she is immediately considered a suspect because the woman was murdered while Sloan was under the water. Sloan has ties to the murdered woman and also her father. Sloan is an interesting and unique character, and Mayne develops her well. The supporting characters are also interesting, and Sloan must pair up with a supposedly corrupt retired police officer who put her uncle in prison. There are dozens of different things going on during the course of the novel, and not only Sloan’s investigation, but her diving will keep readers on the edges of their seats. Anyone who has wondered about diving, will learn a lot; the scenes are quite believable, and the author is either a die-hard diver or has done a lot of research.
While the novel has some violence, it isn’t over-the-top, and there is a bit of profanity, which is also not over-the-top. The story flows and is well-written. This is a book that thriller aficionados will want to pick up because it is different from the norm and the diving scenes are fascinating.
The girl beneath the sea, and interesting title about a police diver in Fort Lauderdale Florida. The book was filled with drama and Intrigue from beginning through the climactic ending.
About the Author
Andrew Mayne is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Naturalist, Looking Glass, Murder Theory, Dark Pattern, and Angel Killer; an Edgar Award nominee for Black Fall in his Jessica Blackwood series; and the star of Discovery Channel’s Shark Week special Andrew Mayne: Ghost Diver and A&E’s Don’t Trust Andrew Mayne. He is also a magician who started his first world tour as an illusionist when he was a teenager and went on to work behind the scenes for Penn & Teller, David Blaine, and David Copperfield. Ranked as the fifth bestselling independent author of the year by Amazon UK, Andrew currently hosts the Weird Things podcast.