Monday, February 25, 2013

Book Review: Deep Water Death by Glynn Marsh Alam (Luanne Fogarty #2)

Stars: 5 out of 5
Pros: Good story and characters with very vivid writing.
Cons: None
The Bottom Line:
Visit Florida
You'll feel like you're really there
Luanne's second case

A Return to Florida's Dangerous Waterways

Scuba diver Luanne Fogarty is trying to locate the owner of a remote piece of land when she stumbles on a pregnant mother giving birth. When the two midwives leave with the baby, she gets involved trying to track down the trio. Where did they go? And is the baby still alive? When a realtor dies in a mysterious accident, Luanne realizes there is much more at stake. Can she stay alive long enough to find the answers?

This follow up to 2000's Dive Deep and Deadly is just as much fun as it's predecessor. The plot and characters are well developed. The plot moved along at a good pace with clues and events coming regularly. Luanne spends some time diving in sink holes this time, which seems a little gross but is interesting none the less. The characters introduced in the first book continue to grow here. Fellow diver Harry especially gets an interesting sub-plot that starts here and continues to grow in future books. The author's sense of place is very well defined again. Using all five senses effectively, Ms. Alam manages to place the reader in Florida and Georgia right along with the characters. You feel the sweat and the cool water and smell the mud and muck.

I highly recommend the books in this series. They are a real treat for mystery lovers, and Deep Water Death is no exception.

And if you are looking for the order, here's the Luanne Fogarty Mysteries in order.

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