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Well, what can I say? I know my review will never do this book the justice it deserves. I felt the same after reading every book in this series. I just love L J Ross’ writing and this series just gets better and better. I can’t tell you how excited I am when there is a new book out! It really is like catching up with old friends.

If you haven’t read any of this series yet, you don’t know what you’re missing out on. I would recommend reading them in order, as I prefer to do. You could read this without having read the others, but then you wouldn’t have the pleasure of getting to know some of the main characters along the way. Their stories have really developed throughout the series.

DCI Ryan has to be one of my most favourite detectives ever! I do have a teeny tiny crush on him 😉 He is a no-nonsense detective and doesn’t suffer fools gladly. We do see a softer side to him though with his relationship with Anna and with his friendship with Phillips. The banter between Ryan and Phillips is quite hilarious at times. They’re like a comedy double act and I think they get more amusing with each book.

This story involves murder (of course) and the mystery of a possible Viking shipwreck. Could history be in the making and would one of the locals really be capable of killing for some possible treasure buried at sea? When the body count rises it’s soon apparent that there is more to this story than meets the eye.

This is brilliantly written, as always. A fast-paced murder mystery which kept me guessing right to the very end, with excellent characterisation and an intricate plot with plenty of surprises along the way. There is also a bit of romance and humour and it’s set in such a beautiful part of the country which I hope to visit as soon as possible.

I have absolutely loved it and it goes without saying that I am happy to recommend to anyone and everyone!

A big thank you to L J Ross for my review kindle copy and my beautiful signed paperback 🙂 x

Via Amazon UK…..


Between the devil and the deep blue sea…

Viking treasure is discovered beneath the icy waters of the North Sea and local historian Doctor Anna Taylor is called in to help catalogue the most exciting hoard in living memory. But when a shipwreck diver washes up dead, she’s soon out of her depth. Luckily, she knows just the person to call…

When DCI Ryan arrives at the picturesque fishing town of Seahouses, he’s faced with an impenetrable wall of secrets and lies. As he juggles marine archaeology and the cutthroat world of shipwreck diving, another murder blows the case wide open. To uncover the truth, Ryan must delve deeper into the hearts of those around him to find what lies beneath…

Murder and mystery are peppered with romance and humour in this fast-paced crime whodunnit set amidst the spectacular Northumbrian landscape.

“LJ Ross keeps company with the best mystery writers” – The Times

“A literary phenomenon” – Evening Chronicle

“LJ Ross is the Queen of Kindle” – Sunday Telegraph

Not read the previous books in the series as yet? Find them all HERE

Happy reading 🙂

About the author…..

Louise Ross

LJ Ross is the author of the #1 international bestselling series of DCI Ryan mystery novels and her books have sold more than three million copies since 2015. She has released ten full-length novels, seven of which have reached number one in the Amazon UK Kindle best-sellers chart. They are available to purchase in e-book, print and audiobook narration on the Amazon store.

Her eleventh novel, ‘The Infirmary’, is a prequel story which will be available in e-book and print on 10th February 2019. It is already available as a major Audible Originals drama starring Tom Bateman, Kevin Whately, Hermione Norris and Alun Armstrong.

Louise was born in Northumberland, England. She studied undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Law at King’s College London and studied abroad in Paris and Florence. She spent much of her working life in London, where she was a regulatory lawyer for a number of years before taking the decision to change career and pursue her dream to write.

Now, she writes full time and lives with her husband and son in Northumberland. She enjoys reading all manner of books, travelling and spending time with family and friends.

If you would like to connect with LJ Ross, she would be very happy to hear from you:



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