Ибо так возлюбил Бог мир, что отдал Сына Своего Единородного, дабы всякий верующий в Него, не погиб, но имел хизнь вечную.
While I receive many books in exchange for review, I am never required to leave a positive review. All thoughts and opinions are my very own.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

CelebrateLit Blog Tour: Dark Water by Christy Barritt

Colton Locke can’t forget the black op that went terribly wrong. Desperate for a new start, he moves to Lantern Beach, North Carolina, and forms Blackout, a private security firm. Despite his hero status, he can’t erase the mistakes he’s made.
For the past year, Elise Oliver hasn’t been able to shake the feeling that there’s more to her husband’s death than she was told. When she finds a hidden box of his personal possessions, more questions—and suspicions—arise. The only person she trusts to help her is her husband’s best friend, Colton Locke.
Someone wants Elise dead. Is it because she knows too much? Or is it to keep her from finding the truth? The Blackout team must uncover dark secrets hiding beneath seemingly still waters. But those very secrets might just tear the team apart.
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This was my first time getting ahold of Christy's books, and I was fascinated. It was much more engaging than my lectures, so I took a half-day break from school to dive in and obliterate this crazy-riveting suspense novel. I always love military/former-military characters, and this was no exception. And when former military people all band together to make some sort of agency, I'm a double-goner. This was the sort of book that made me want to keep reading because I wasn't willing to let any of the characters stay in danger. (Even though I was told rather decidedly that they wouldn't die while I was eating lunch, I wasn't convinced!) The story moved quickly, and I enjoyed the different POVs that made me want to read other books that seem to be interrelated. There wasn't much I didn't like about Dark Water. (Although this is one of the few books that I really wasn't a fan of the cover) 4 Stars, definitely a get-you sort of story if you're into that sort. And even I took a while to figure out who was the bad guy, which is sort of unusual, because I usually catch on pretty quick. (I also didn't realize it till halfway through, but it wasn't overtly Christian- the characters weren't praying a lot or struggling through something spiritually or anything, which they usually are in mysteries I read. Not that it's a bad thing... just very different.)

I received a copy of this book through Celebrate Lit, but the views expressed are honestly my own.

About the  Author

USA Today has called Christy Barritt’s books “scary, funny, passionate, and quirky.”
Publishers Weekly best-seller, Christy writes both mystery and romantic suspense novels that are clean with underlying messages of faith. Her books have sold more than two million copies, and two are currently being developed as movies.
Christy’s books have won the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Suspense and Mystery, have been twice nominated for the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award, and have finaled for both a Carol Award and Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year.
She’s married to her prince charming, a man who thinks she’s hilarious–but only when she’s not trying to be. Christy’s a self-proclaimed klutz, an avid music lover who’s known for spontaneously bursting into song, and a road trip aficionado.
Christy currently splits her time between the Virginia suburbs and Hatteras Island, North Carolina. She loves spending time with her husband, her two sons, and her four dogs.
For more information, visit her website: www.christybarritt.com.

More from Christy

Dark Water is the fourth series in the Lantern Beach Universe. When I created the fictional island of Lantern Beach, NC, I had no idea how popular it would be. I’ve fallen in love with the people there, and they feel more like friends than fictional characters.
Dark Water is about a group of former Navy SEALs who band together to former an elite private security firm. But they all share secrets, as well as guilt over the death of their SEAL leader. In order to move on, they must find answers.
I introduced Colton Locke in the last book of the Lantern Beach PD series—Plan of Action. I knew he needed his own book and that I wanted to develop his character more. That turned into a four-book series featuring Colton and three of his friends. Blackout contains suspense, mystery, and romance—all of my favorite things!


To celebrate her tour, Christy is giving away the the grand prize package of a signed copy of Dark Water and a $50 Amazon gift card!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

Blog Stops

Genesis 5020, May 4
Remembrancy, May 6
Emily Yager, May 6
Betti Mace, May 7
Simple Harvest Reads, May 9 (Guest Review from Mindy Houng)
CarpeDiem, May 13
Live. Love. Read., May 14 (You are here)


  1. I really liked the synopsis of the book and the excerpt from the book. Looking forward to reading the book.

  2. This book sounds great and I can't wait to read it!