• Beneath the Surface

  • A Gray Ghost Novel, Book 3
  • By: Amy McKinley
  • Narrated by: Regan Brown
  • Length: 7 hrs and 52 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (10 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Russian sleeper agent, Hannah Miller, has spent nine long years installed within America’s intelligence agencies. When the private plane carrying a secret weapon she and her boss are on is hijacked - her wait to be activated is finally over. 

Jack Davis, ex-boyfriend and former Navy SEAL, is sent in. His primary mission is to recover the secret weapon, but he refuses to leave Hannah behind - not when he still has feelings for her. When mounting evidence points to Hannah as a traitor, Jack must decide where to place his trust. Aiding her could risk his career, but betraying her risks his heart. 

When Hannah is framed for murder, Jack convinces her to work with him in a scheme that will reveal the true culprit, unmasking a corruption that has reached some of the highest levels of US government. 

©2018 Amy McKinley (P)2021 Amy McKinley

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What a ride

McKinley does it again. I love her books and thoroughly enjoy the depth the audio adds. I thought the narrator did a beautiful job adding some emotional context to the story I was already familiar with. If you love a great story filled with romantic suspense, you will NEVER go wrong with a book (audio or print) by McKinley.

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Love!

This is not the type of book I would normally go for, but I am so glad I picked it up! McKinley does a great job at giving readers Romance, Mystery, and some, in my opinion, Thrill. The storyline between Hannah and Jack is addicting. I also love how McKinley gives readers insight into the back story with flashbacks, that help the reader gain a better understanding of Hannah and Jack. 10/10 would read this book again, I feel like it is one that I will keep going back to!

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Holy Hannah!

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Beneath the Surface is the third book in the Gray Ghost series by Regan Brown. This series keeps getting better and better. This book features Jack and Hannah. The timeline in this book is simultaneous with book two Eye of the Storm. You really should read/listen to this series in order to get the full effect of how all of the characters interact with each other. Hannah is a tough as nails, able to take care of herself kind of girl. Jack is a great match for her and their chemistry is off the charts. I just can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in this series.
Regan Brown has narrated the first three books in this series. She makes the characters pop and her voice is easy to listen to. This was a really pleasurable way to spend time with the guys and gals of Gray Ghost!

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Adventure with a twist of romance

I thoroughly enjoy Amy McKinley's books. The saucy portion of romance is short enough to skip over without detracting from the plot and book. Nail biting adventure and suspension are in every book. Can't wait to read the next one!

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What a great series!!

This is the 3rd book in the Gray Ghost series. This is an audio book and is just under 8 hours listening time. This story follows Hannah, a Russian sleeper agent, and Jack, her ex and a former Navy SEAL. She is traveling via plane with a secret weapon when they are hijacked. Enter Jack. He is supposed to be getting the weapon but will not leave without Hannah. He still harbors feelings for her. Fingers start pointing at Hannah at being a traitor. Corruption runs deep and Jack and Hannah need to find out what is going on and fight to clear her name. This was soooo good!

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When past and present love collide!

After reading this book, I am dying to return to Venice, just like Gianna. This book was a true romantic story of how past and present days collide. It made you believe, in not only true love, but second chances. As an artist myself, I truly enjoyed every aspect of this book from learning the history of the city, superstitions of the locals, and could just picture the gorgeous art that is about the city. I fell in love with these characters through Amy’s writing and felt that I was witnessing it all, like I was there. This was the first of her books that I read and cannot wait to go back and read ALL of her others!!

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Suspenseful, and Unpredictable!

This is the third novel in the Gray Ghost Series, a Romantic Suspense. Hannah and Jack's second chance to love is highly suspenseful, action packed, filled with mystery, intrigue, secrets, and twists and turns. Hannah is a strong and intriguing character. Her story is heartbreaking. Jack is handsome, supportive, and caring. The supporting characters are great! The world building is intricate, and captivating. Regan Brown did a fantastic job with the narration. Impossible to put it down. This is a great addition to the series. I enjoyed it! Looking forward to listen to Vantage Point, the next book in the Series. I was given a free review copy of the audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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great story

This is the third audiobook in this series that I have listened to and enjoyed. I highly suggest listening to the entire series to help you get the feeling of this series but it is not necessary. I enjoyed how the narrator brought the story to life with their tone of voice. It kept me listening because I wanted to know what was going to happen next. In this audio we get to listen to Hannah and Jack's story. Their story is one of learning to trust and second chances. What will happen when Hannah is accused of being a traitor and will Jack be willing to risk it all to save her? This was a great story to listen to on my way to work. It was entertaining and the characters just popped. I highly recommend this audiobook.

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ANOTHER GREAT READ!

This was another great read in this series! This story is full of action, adventure, drama, romance and suspense. The narration is excellent. The author did an excellent job with the character builds and plot. I look forward to reading more books in this series! I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Sara B
  • 05-17-21

Romance & High Stakes !

Beneath the Surface is a brilliantly written romantic suspense and terrific addition to the Gray Ghost series. The series premise centres around a group of trained ex-military who are sent on critical and dangerous missions. This segment includes Hannah, a double agent, and Jack, a Gray Ghost member. Hannah's feelings for Jack are in direct conflict with her primary purpose, being a Russian sleeper agent. The story is fast-paced, action-packed, mysterious, unpredictable, thrilling, and totally riveting. The characters are well-rounded, multifaceted, and captivating with complex emotions and feelings. Hannah and Jack's story was incredibly engaging; I couldn't stop listening. Regan Brown's narration is spot-on; she captures both characters' personalities and emotions, as well as the intensity of the scenes, bringing McKinley's words to life. So far, I've really been enjoying the Gray Ghost series, particularly Beneath the Surface. I'm definitely recommending this audiobook.

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  • Nicole Henderson
  • 08-12-21

Wow I’m speechless

What can I say when I’m left speechless. First of all the book focuses on Hannah and Jack and the stuff that they are going through. Throughout the whole book we get flash backs to Hannah’s child hood past. Which fills us in on some of the events happening now.
Then to end the book we get a bonus of Jack’s backstory and well it’s heartbreaking. But he has proven that he always has had a good heart.
Truly an awesome story.
Regan did another brilliant job on this book.

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  • Mrs R
  • 06-21-21

Fast paced, full of suspense and romance

I am really enjoying this series and I think this book is definitely my favourite so far. Even though this is book 3, it can be read as a standalone, although I'd recommend reading them in order as other characters do make an odd appearance.
Hannah is a sleeper agent for Russia, and is finally activated. Jack works for Grey Ghost and Hannah is the girl that got away.
I loved Hannah's character, it was a refreshing change to see the female lead be as competent at espionage as the guys, and she was seriously well trained.
I enjoyed the style of the book, the flashbacks to Hannah's youth, helped explain how she ended up where she did and why her loyalty lay where is did, and why she trusted nobody ... until Jack.
Jack is certain that Hannah is his future, but he can't bring himself to trust her completely after he finds out that she is a sky.
The complex plot of this story was brilliant, very well explained and really does keep you guessing until the end. There are several, 'I wasn't expecting that' moments that really add to the suspense.
Definitely a book and series I would recommend.
The narration by Regan Brown is excellent as usual and I enjoy that the same voice is used for all the books. In the series.

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  • Miss Angela Shirley
  • 06-20-21

A brilliant book

I love this author and have already listen to the first two books in this series and this book does not disappoint, we meet Hannah in the second book briefly but not quite understand how she is in the jungle but this book delves into her background and gets you wanting to hate her but I ended up routing for her and Jack.

The narrator is brilliant and really draws you into the story, I loved the way that the characters react to each other and the drama builds with the twists and turns.

I can't wait to listen to the next book in this instalment.

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  • Pipermisa
  • 06-19-21

Basta

Another great start to the story. Gets you right on edge. Hannah on a mission, is it going to be him who rescue her or not. It’s exciting, dramatic and intriguing I really enjoyed the aspect of Russian agent as well. So many twist and turns you are chattering your teeth throughout. This book has alot of major flare or it. Fast paced action and high stakes make for an exciting read. I hope Amy does more for this series.

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  • kerry baker
  • 06-18-21

A fantastic series

Beneath The Surface Audio Book by Amy McKinley is the third book in the Gray Ghost series. With this book you are hooked straight back into the world of the Gray Ghost team with such ease. This story slightly overlaps the previous one in the series and I love you get to see that build up to it all.
Jack and Hannah have to be one of my favourite couples - although with this series I probably say that about them all! To have a history already in place but to have to build up the trust bit by bit was such a fascinating read. What I really enjoyed about this book though is the flashbacks to Hannah’s childhood and how I kept trying to piece everything together.
I have to say that the author us struck gold with the narrator for this series too. I think I enjoy listening to these as much as I do because of her. She has a way to tell the story that just makes it so easy to become absorbed in. This is another fantastic book to another fantastic series. I am already looking forward to the next one!

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  • A D.
  • 05-17-21

Fast-paced Romantic Suspense Ride!

Before reviewing this book, there is something worth noting. This book is the third in the series and has references to events that feature in the earlier books. While it is a standalone book, I think the series is best enjoyed in sequence.

That said, oh my goodness! Hanna and Jack are incredibly complex characters with tragic histories. This book is so fast paced with action from almost the beginning. It progresses so quickly, it is actually really difficult to press pause and take a break. I particularly like the way the author, Amy McKinley seamlessly and artistically integrates the past stories into the events currently occurring in the story. She moves the plot gracefully between current and past events without jarring the flow of the story.

I thoroughly enjoyed this romantic suspense, especially the twists and turns that take the story well beyond the ordinary.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.