Release date - 10th January 2017
Book length - 285 pages
Available on - www.amazon.co.uk | www.amazon.com
In this breathtaking mystery debut, marine biologist–turned-divemaster Meredith Cavallo stands accused of a chilling crime after a dive gone wrong. But do the murky circumstances point to an accident, a murder, or a supernatural encounter?
Mer thought adjusting to a laid-back life in the Florida Keys would be a breeze. But when she rescues a floundering diver who claims to have seen a ghost, she’s caught in a storm of intrigue. News of the encounter explodes on social media, attracting a team of ghost hunters who want to capture proof that a greenish ghoul haunts Key Largo’s famed USS Spiegel Grove shipwreck.
Meredith knows the wreck inside and out, and agrees to act as their safety diver. When Ishmael, the charismatic leader of the group, vanishes during a midnight dive, everyone except Mer is convinced the ghost has claimed another victim. Topside, the tenacious detective in charge of the investigation finds Mer’s involvement in both incidents suspicious, and her enigmatic neighbor resurrects ghosts from her past.
Determined to find a rational explanation, Mer approaches Ishmael’s disappearance as any scientist would—by asking questions, gathering data, and deducing the truth. But the victim’s life is as shrouded in mystery as his disappearance. Still, something happened under the water and before long, she’s in over her head. When someone tries to kill her, she knows the truth is about to surface. Maybe dead men do tell tales after all.
ADRIFT by Micki Browning is an exciting mystery debut and I really enjoyed it. Meredith Cavallo, a marine biologist who has taken a temporary position as a diving instructor, finds herself at the centre of an investigation. With stories of a paranormal entity beneath the waves, and the leader of the documentary grew disappearing, it is no wonder that everyone is terrified. But as Mer digs deeper beneath the surface, she begins to uncover the truth, and it might just get her killed. Throw in the fact that she is the detective's number one suspect, and life has gotten a whole lot more dangerous for this scientist. With plenty of twists and turns to keep the reader captivated, this mystery is well-paced throughout. I really enjoyed the entire underwater/shipwreck/paranormal element of the plot, as it gave the story that something extra. An interesting and intriguing novel.
BOOK RATING - 📖📖📖📖 4+
Award-winning author Micki Browning worked in municipal law enforcement for more than two decades and is an FBI National Academy graduate. She retired as a division commander – wonderful fodder for her current career as a full-time writer.
Her mystery, Adrift, set in the Florida Keys, won the 2015 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence and the Royal Palm Literary Award for best unpublished mystery and unpublished book of the year. It is slated for publication January 2017 by Alibi- Random House.
Micki resides in Southern Florida with her partner in crime and a vast array of scuba equipment. She’s currently working on Beached, the second in the Mer Cavallo Mysteries. For more information:
Website - mickibrowning.com
Twitter - twitter.com/@MickiBrowning/
Facebook - www.facebook.com/MickiBrowningAuthor/
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