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Book Review – Girl Under Water by L. T. Vargus @bookouture #BookReview #BookBlogger #suspense

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A straightforward case it appeared to be when a socialite asked private investigator to search for her father’s will and find his millions. The other relatives didn’t seem quite so keen as there were a few of the family secrets. But when the socialite too was found dead, all bets were off. Charlie went investigating.

I was tired of reading police procedural, so reading a murder mystery from the POV of a PI was a breath of fresh air. She was bold and brassy and treaded where men rarely did. The voice of her dead twin egged her on, supernatural or delusion was anyone’s guess. The banter between the sisters was humorous and sarcastic and gave me some fun moments.

The lies and secrets made the path to get to the truth quite twisty for Charlie. I liked how she applied herself to each moment, trying to get to the killer before another murder. The story had its highs and lows which added to the confusion of the plotline. Action was written in and had me flipping pages to reach to the conclusion.

Quite a fun read, a true murder investigation with suspense and family drama.


Rating: 4 out of 5.





Her numb fingers scrabble over upholstery, over metal, over glass, searching for a way out. Water stings her eyes as she’s dragged downward, clinging to her last breath as she’s absorbed into the cold dark below…

When Gloria Carmichael’s body is found broken and bleeding on the sidewalk just days after knocking on Detective Charlie Winters’ door begging for help to locate her father’s will, Charlie’s instinct is confirmed: her latest case is about more than just a simple family feud.

The Carmichaels are famous in Salem Island for their large family and charitable work, but, moments before she died, beautiful, trustworthy eldest daughter Gloria called Charlie to say she had uncovered a terrible secret that would break the mystery of her father’s death wide open.

With the voice of her murdered sister ringing in her ears—pushing her to risk everything to bring justice to the innocent—Charlie takes matters into her own hands. She won’t let another family break apart like her own, and she knows the answers she needs are hidden somewhere inside the Carmichael home.

But as Charlie races to confront her main suspect—a file containing evidence that will devastate the Carmichael family on the car seat beside her—she’s rammed off the road and over the edge of a nearby cliff. Fighting for breath in a sinking car, Charlie has to survive or other innocent lives will be taken. Everyone involved is keeping secrets, but only one twisted soul is prepared to kill to keep theirs… 


Publication Date: December 2020

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

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