04 May 2018

Beneath the Surface | Playlist


After a harrowing experience with an obsessed patient, oncology nurse practitioner Leigh Weston needed a change. She thought she'd left her troubles behind when she moved home to Carrington, North Carolina, and took a job in the emergency department of the local hospital. But when someone tampers with her brakes, she fears the past has chased her into the present. She reaches out to her high school friend turned homicide investigator, Ryan Parker, for help.

Ryan finds satisfaction in his career, but his favorite way to use his skills is as a volunteer underwater investigator with the Carrington County Sheriff's Office dive team. When the body of a wealthy businessman is discovered in Lake Porter, the investigation uncovers a possible serial killerone with a terrifying connection to Leigh Weston and deadly implications for them all.

Dive into the depths of fear with an exciting new voice in romantic suspense. Award-winning author Lynn H. Blackburn grabs readers by the throat and doesn't let go until the final heart-pounding page.

Publisher: Revell
Release Date: March 6, 2018


Here's a quick playlist of songs that remind me of Beneath the Surface. While compiling it, I focused on three elements of the story: the mystery, the romance, and the faith. Take a listen and enjoy!

The Mystery

In the opening pages of Beneath the Surface, Ryan Parker and his dive buddies discover a body at the bottom of the lake. Then, to make matters more complicated, Leigh Weston begins to receive dangerous, stalker-like attention. Are the two connected? The closer Ryan, Leigh, and their friends get to the truth behind these unsettling occurrences, the more surprising the investigation becomes. 

"Dive" by Stephen Curtis Chapman
"Somebody's Watching Me" by Rockwell
"We Were Giants" by House of Heroes

The Romance

Growing up, Leigh and Ryan crushed on each other, but never shared their feelings. Now, with Leigh recently returned to their hometown, they have the opportunity to spend significant time together and discover their romantic potentialalbeit under less than ideal circumstances. Through the twists and turns of the investigation, does their love stand a chance?

"18" by One Direction
"Who Says You Can't Go Home" by Bon Jovi & Jennifer Nettles
"She's With Me" by High Valley
"Up and Up" by Relient K

The Faith

The past few years presented Leigh with a number of challenges, and as a result, she neglected her faith. Yet, continuing to face events that threaten her life pushes her to consider a new perspective. Can she (and Ryan, too) learn to trust God through it allwith her questions, her uncertainties, and even her safety?

"Shoulders" by For King & Country
"Trust in You" by Lauren Daigle
"Great Is Thy Faithfulness" by Shane & Shane


Lynn H. Blackburn is the author of Hidden Legacy (Love Inspired, June 2017) 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.


(3) Winners will each win:

Print copy of Beneath the Surface by Lynn H. Blackburn
Surprised Bookish treat from the publisher

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April 23:
Create Explore Read - Author Interview
A Baker's Perspective - A Day With Special Agent ___

April 24:
Savings in Seconds - Quote Hightlight
Grace in Our Moments - Guest Post From Author

April 25:
Christen Krumm - Guest Post From Author
Among the Reads - Beneath the Surface & the Power of Prayer

April 26:
Blooming with Books - Character Profile
Fiction Aficionado - Did you know this about diving investigators?

April 27:
Remembrancy - Photo Tour of Carrington
Stories by Gina - Quote Highlight

April 30:
The Christian Fiction Girl - Quote Hightlight
Daysong Reflections - Underwater Investigations & Evidence

May 1:
Worthy 2 Read - Quote Hightlight
Kat's Corner Books - Beneath the Surface With International Adoption

May 2:
All of a Kind Mom - A Character Like Me
Robin's Nest - Quote Hightlight
Edits & Reviews by Leslie - Food Beneath the Surface

May 3:
By the Book - Quote Hightlight
Cafinated Reads - Quote Highlight

May 4:
Book by Book - Playlist
Pacific Northwest Bookworm - Cookies Beneath the Surface


  1. WHOA! I can't wait to read this series!

  2. Thank you for the information on “Beneath the Surface” by Lynn H. Blackburn and for being part of the book tour. I enjoyed the playlist that you associate with the books elements.

    I have this book on my TBR list and would love the opportunity to read it.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  3. I love your playlist!! Now I'm going to have to go listen to all of those songs! :)

  4. Great Playlist! I love how you separated them and they all FIT! AWESOME Playlist! Thank you for joining the tour!!