Digging Deeper by Amanda Stevens

Posted August 1, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, Harlequin, Harlequin Intrigue, Owned or Purchased, Romantic Suspense, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance, Standalone Single Title / 0 Comments


She’s been buried alive.
Now it’s a race against time to save her.

When former FBI analyst Thora Graham wakes buried in a makeshift coffin, she has only her training to keep her calm—and her faith that Deputy Chief Will Dresden is on the case.

But who would have trapped Thora?

Did her work putting a serial killer behind bars make her a target?

And can the man she once loved—and left—find her before time runs out?

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.



Title:  Digging Deeper
Series: -standalone-
Author:  Amanda Stevens
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Published:  July 25, 2023
Publisher:  Harlequin Intrigue
My Rating:  4

Digging Deeper is a gripping nightmare trip when Thora is drugged and buried alive — her own training will help to somewhat remain as calm as possible, but her only hope for survival is that the man she loved and left behind years ago can possibly find her in time.

This one is intense and kept me flipping pages quickly through the first three-quarters of the book.  There are plenty of suspects and lots of twists and red herrings tossed about.  Yet, even by the book’s abrupt ending, I still had questions that it appears will remain unanswered.

The search for Thora is frantic, with people acting oddly and stories not quite falling smoothly into place.  Thora’s scenes while trapped underground in that box were chilling.  Add into the mix the fact that Will and Thora were once a couple and that they might have married if she hadn’t left for a career with the FBI.

And then, at the height of the discovery of the true villain… it just stopped.  No happy ending for this couple, who might be rekindling their romance, and no epilogue to explain or answer those questions.  Just stopped.  Yes, the mystery was solved.  Yes, we can assume that Will and Thora did indeed find happiness together.  Yet, I felt… deflated, expecting an ending that just never appeared.  Overall, Digging Deeper is a great story that needed two more chapters to weave together those loose ends… in my opinion.

I own a Kindle edition of this title.

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