Fourth in the series and, even though it is potentially the best of the four, but extremely irritating with a "cliffhanger" ending that just seems to fall from the sky and leave the reader feeling shortchanged. Brandt seems to be struggling for a category - not quite police procedural, not quite cozy. Unfortunately, the abrupt and unsatisfying ending undermined an otherwise well plotted and nicely written mystery to the point that I actually checked to see if perhaps there were missing pages at the end. I like this series quite a bit, but would recommend that new readers start at the beginning and perhaps wait for book five before starting this one.
Beverly R. reviewed Under Pressure (Underwater Investigation, Bk 4) on
I liked the book very much until the ending. The author chose a Gone-with-the-Wind-type ending, which means, in my opinion, that it had NO ending at all. Don't know if one of the main characters is dead or alive. I hoped that the author would have more books after this 2006 publication so that I could at least determine if the character was still alive and, hopefully, romantically well, but I see no books in this series published since 2006. Phooey!