Dangerous Depths - Aloha Reef Series #3 Author:Colleen Coble Sometimes life's most precious treasure lies at Dangerous Depths.Leia Kahale ditched a promising medical career to settle on a secluded island of Hawaii. She ditched Bane Oanu, too, and he's come to the island to find out why. He's also in search of an archaeological fortune rumored to lie offshore. But an act of sabotage that pushes Bane clo... more »ser to Leia plunges them both into a tangle of emotion--just as a series of threatening events grip the island. Theft, a friend's death, a bizarre intruder, hints of a second treasure...and even murder--how can they sort it all out when everyone on the island has something to hide?The novels in Colleen Coble's popular Aloha Reef Series combine mystery and suspense with tender romance in an irresistible island setting.« less
ISBN-13: 9781410408433 ISBN-10: 1410408434 Publication Date: 8/20/2008 Pages:463 Edition:Thorndike Large Prin Rating:
This is the third book in the Aloha Reef series that I have read. Other than catching up on each character's relationship to one another, this book could be a stand-alone read.
The plot is suspenseful, in a lush setting, with interesting characters defined well enough to create an entertaining story.
There is one subplot I felt wasn't strong enough to involve so much of the book which was about Bane, the jilted fiance, trying to find out why Leia broke off their engagement and his attempts to convince her to change her decision distracted a little much from the suspense. Otherwise I would have given 4 stars.
There are subtle Christian references which I prefer and a good balance between dialogue and description.