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Publisher's Summary

Jamie Walker has a secret.

And she'll do anything to keep it that way.

Her missing cousin's cold case has been reopened at the worst time. And by the worst person: A hot shot detective from New York striving to close his 100th case.

As the detective gets closer and closer to uncovering the truth of what happened all those years ago, Jamie will go to any lengths to make sure this dusty mystery is one he'll never solve.

Plagued by her guilty conscience, Jamie searches for forgiveness, finding an unlikely ally in a pastor she interviews for her magazine's monthly cover article. Will Pastor Byron Mitchell let Jamie in on the key to lifelong peace before her dark past drags her to drown in the depths of despair?

©2011 Valerie Howard (P)2020 Valerie Howard

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Well written, just not my favorite

Howard's skill with a pen is again on display. She always has vivid characters and realistic situations. Perhaps it was my mood, but I found the whole tone of this book to be sad and depressing. It did keep my interest, I wanted to know how things would work out for the characters. I also found the ending redeeming and good. The narrator was skillful and did a good job.

Overall, I would say if you're in the mood for a more serious, realistic story with a good ending, this would be a great choice.

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Good Story

I enjoyed listening to this contemporary story. While there was a bit of mystery, most of the focus was on the healing of relationships. This audiobook was easy to listen to and Nikki Zakocs did a good job narrating. I was given a copy of this audiobook by the author. All opinions are my own.

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Once again an awesome book

I really enjoyed Deep Blue Sea. The story draws you in from the very beginning. The story line was easy to follow.

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Good story!

This book was good! The main character’s tension and stress could be felt, and though I wanted to yell at her, I could also sympathize with her and wanted her to succeed. And I couldn’t help wondering if the author was related to a pastor, because she nailed some of the biggest struggles pastors face! (I may have also wanted to yell at the pastor a bit when I saw what he was doing to his family and to himself!)
The narrator also did a good job of telling the story! The only downside was that most of the male characters tended to sound alike, with a sort of scruffy, scratchy voice. (of course, a woman doing a man’s voice is challenging!) The narrator did a great job of bringing the characters to life and letting their emotions coming through the voices.

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good story

this was a great story with a mystery involved. Jamie had been running from her past until she couldn't anymore. will God forgive her?

The Narrator was very engaging

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Sweet story of redemption. The reader made the story sound like a book that is read during library time in grade school, and the wrap up have the impression that becoming a believer would make your troubles go away and there would be no consequence paid for one's wrong doings. But the story was sweet and the point to accept Christ was the point.

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Having read other books by the author, and found them to have a good meaning and help to the person she is writing about. Past mistakes, loneliness and a husband doesn’t realize the depth of despair she has fallen into. The narration was good of her emotions. Enjoyed and was given audio for my voluntary review and my voluntary review review

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Story of forgiveness and reconciliation

DEEP BLUE SEA by Valerie Howard

This book was very well written and the narration was very well done. 4.5*

I have enjoyed all of the books that I have read by Valerie Howard, and this is no exception. This book is about mistakes that were made many years ago, but never revealed. These mistakes effect her in ways that could have grave consequences and affect her in many ways.

I loved the way that the main character was pulled into the gospel, and learned how the Lamb of God was her substitute sacrifice.

I received this audiobook free with no requirement of review. I am reviewing this book of my own accord and am giving my honest opinion.

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Nice read

A very good inspirational read. The story is well paced and interesting. Nikki Zakocs is a very good narrator who sounds to really enjoy what she is reading, I look forward to reading the rest of this series.
This audiobook was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.