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Night Diver: A Novel

Night Diver: A Novel

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by Elizabeth Lowell

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New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell plunges into the adventurous and deadly world of underwater treasure hunters in a heart-stopping tale that superbly combines atmosphere, action, romance, and suspense.

After a family tragedy, Kate Donnelly left the Caribbean behind forever. But a series of bad management decisions has left her family


New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell plunges into the adventurous and deadly world of underwater treasure hunters in a heart-stopping tale that superbly combines atmosphere, action, romance, and suspense.

After a family tragedy, Kate Donnelly left the Caribbean behind forever. But a series of bad management decisions has left her family's diving and marine recovery business drowning in red ink. Now her brother pleads with her to come back to the island nation of St Vincent. Without Kate's financial expertise, the iconic treasure-hunting enterprise started by her grandfather will go under. Unable to say no to the little family she has left, Kate heads back to the beautiful and terrifying ocean that still haunts her nightmares.

Holden Cameron was addicted to the adrenaline rush of active duty—including narrowly surviving an underwater explosives accident. The last thing the former British military diver wants is to babysit a family of thieves on a tropical island—even if they are the world-famous Diving Donnellys. But in his new civilian job, Holden must investigate the suspicious activity surrounding a Donnelly dive to recover treasure from the ancient wreck of a pirate ship.

When equipment, treasure, and even divers begin to disappear, Kate and Holden form an uneasy alliance to uncover the truth. But the deeper they plummet into the mystery, the closer they come to each other. Soon they are sharing their deepest fears and darkest secrets—and a combustible chemistry too hot to ignore.

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Library Journal
After her parents are killed in a diving accident, financial expert Kate Donnelly leaves her family's marine salvage business in the Caribbean—for good, or so she thinks. But when the business hits serious financial snags, ocean-wary Kate agrees to help—as long as she can stay on dry land. Being attracted to Holden Cameron, a former British military diver and financial investigator for one of their clients, comes as a bit of a surprise; so does working with him to get to the truth when deadly things begin happening. VERDICT Sunken treasure, underwater danger, and just the right amount of diving and salvage detail make this another gripping journey from Lowell. It draws readers in, ramps up the tension, and keeps the pages turning until the last mystery is solved. Lowell (Dangerous Refuge) lives in the Sierra Nevadas. [See Prepub Alert, 11/18/13.]
Publishers Weekly
Lowell (Midnight in Ruby Bayou) expertly blends romance and suspense in a novel rich with undersea treasure hunting and deception. Kate Donnelly has avoided the Caribbean for the 15 years since her parents died in a diving accident, but her brother needs her to look at the books of the family salvage business, which is dangerously close to bankruptcy. Holden Cameron is a British accountant (and former military diver) with the authority to shut down the Donnellys. The lazy Caribbean climate is the perfect atmosphere for romance, and the attraction between Kate and Holden erupts into potent love scenes. Meanwhile, divers are disappearing, and Holden notes a disparity in the diving schedules and the amount of treasure recovered. The greedy culprit dials up the danger, and Holden and Kate dial up the passion, all the way to the pulse-pounding conclusion. (May)

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New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Lowell has more than eighty titles published to date with over twenty-four million copies of her books in print. She lives in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with her husband, with whom she writes novels under a pseudonym. Her favorite activity is exploring the Western United States to find the landscapes that speak to her soul and inspire her writing.

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Date of Birth:
April 5, 1944
Place of Birth:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
B. A., University of California, 1966

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Night Diver 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
KristiBug More than 1 year ago
Ms Lowell is one of my favorite writers for books written with a lot of thought, feeling, and anguish in them. Sometimes I feel that all of the 'flowerly' stuff annoys me a bit but you just know this particular writing style when you read it. I can always appreciate a good Lowell read and this was one of them.  One of my favorite books is The Reef by Nora Roberts because treasure hunting, diving, the tropics, and boats, oh my! So delightful! So when I saw the blurb for the latest by Elizabeth Lowell, I cheered! This book did not disappoint. It had a thrilling mystery which kept me guessing. She kept leading me in the wrong direction that I didn't want to believe but whoops, then we head down a different path. :) Loved it!
aRomancelover More than 1 year ago
4 1/2 star suspense! Big fan of Elizabeth Lowell's romantic suspenses and this one didn't disappoint at all. Kate Donnelly grew up with a love and respect for the sea but after she had to deal with the deaths of her parents alone while on a dangerous stormy night dive, she left the sea behind forever – or so she thought. When her brother, Larry, begged her to come to St. Vincent to oversee the books because the British government was sending someone to investigate the salvage of what they all hoped was the wreck of the Moon Rose, she goes only because without her expertise the family business, Moon Rose Limited, would go under forever. Holden Cameron isn’t pleased about the assignment handed to him to investigate suspected theft amidst the activities surrounding the Donnelly’s salvage diving under a British contract, but he has to admit the appeal picks up a lot after meeting the beautiful Kate Donnelly. When things start heating up on the Golden Bough, and in the small house on the beach, Kate and Holden find themselves in the middle of a mystery that might be more dangerous than night diving in a storm. NIGHT DIVER by Elizabeth Lowell is everything I expected from the suspense queen. Hot steamy nights, and tension-filled days on a ship that’s rumored to be cursed where theft may be the crime of the day but murder isn’t off the table, Ms. Lowell builds the suspense even while journeying us through a steamy romance between Holden and Kate. Her setting of a tropical island and the dangers and expertise of salvage diving makes this one a perfect escape from the every day. My only pet peeve is the head hopping between characters’ points of view because it slows things down, but the action and excitement of the activities on the Golden Bough make up for it in treasure hunting abundance. I highly recommend NIGHT DIVER by Elizabeth Lowell to anyone who is already a fan or loves a good mystery while mentally escaping to a tropical island and a steamy romance between an ex-British Navy S.E.A.L., who is dreamy sexy, and a smart, tough, and brash heroine you’d love to have as best friend. This is one that should definitely be at the top of your summer beach reading. ***Print copy supplied by publisher in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
KaritoME More than 1 year ago
Night Diver was predictable from the beginning. The cliches were abundant and almost funny. Seriously this book should be listed under the genre of Romance Novel. Dumb and cringe-worthy.
dutcheja More than 1 year ago
I really liked this book. I am a huge fan of Elizabeth Lowell. She writes with great characters and dialogue, and this title is filled with mystery and suspense. Great love story.+
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book, good read and would definately recommend
SnarlaD More than 1 year ago
I have been known to read some of Lowell's suspense novels in 24 hours. I've owned this for 3 weeks and can't get past page 44. This must be an old manuscript she had kicking around in a drawer somewhere from which she decided to try to get some use. I can't work up any interest in the fate of the heroine & really can't stand the hero. I've only read her suspense novels but I can't remember anything being even close to this bad. Very disappointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some romance and adventure diving in the ocean for treasure; but a little slow at times. Kate has to overcome past fears of the water to come aboard her grandfathers boat in search of treasure. Meeting Holden cracks the protective shell she has worn ever since a horrible tragedy occured in her family years before. Will the chance of a new love give her courage to face life again?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lowell doesn't disappoint. Read this one in less than two days, which would have been less if it weren't for commitments between. Great beach read. The only thing missing was the hint of threat from a shark that never surfaced. Could have made it that much more thrilling....still a fun read.
Nana2FL More than 1 year ago
Good read as ever with Elizabeth Lowell
TSan More than 1 year ago
Not my favorite E. Lowell book, but still a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, great book. Highly recommend.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked it a lot. checked out some of her other books as well.
usMP More than 1 year ago
I agree with the other reader.  Stay off the chat kids!!!!!  This is for book readers to communicate....  BN please do something about this problem or does it not matter?????
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sharon1JT More than 1 year ago
Extremely enjoyable. Highly recommended.
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Bn, cant something be done to these kids that use the nook as a chat room? Adults come here for reviews and all we see are kids using is as chat rooms or role playing. Pkease do something.
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Walks in.