Underwater, Fin is a supremely competent young woman. On land, not so much.
She has complications with her family. Her step-father has secrets. He introduces a brother and sister she never knew about. Her long lost father reappears after being missing for twenty years. She has hassles with her scheming ex-husband, and problems managing her career at the oceanographic institute founded by her mother. No love life to speak of. But her troubles escalate the day of the first accident...
Two freedivers are practicing, and Fin is filming their feat for the Cayman Island oceanographic institute where she's chief underwater photographer. That’s when everything starts to go wrong.
After being under for more than 4 minutes, one diver doesn't surface. Fin saves his life, and when he revives, he tells a wild tale of an unknown diver holding him below. Fin chalks it up to an oxygen deprived hallucination.
Until the next accident. And the next.
Fin realizes someone is targeting the people around her. And she figures since she's the one taking the blame for murder, it's up to her to unravel the deadly deception before one more person she loves doesn't make it back.
How many of her friends and family will this ruthless killer attack before the end? Will Fin find the truth before another loved one doesn't make it back?
"Sharon Ward's IN DEEP is a stellar, pulse-pounding debut novel featuring a female underwater photographer. A heady mix of underwater adventure, mystery, and romance." - Hallie Ephron, New York Times bestselling author
"Pack your SCUBA fins for a wild trip to the Cayman Islands. In Deep delivers on twists and turns while introducing a phenomenal new protagonist in underwater photographer Fin Fleming, tough, perceptive and fearless." - Edwin Hill, author of The Secrets We Share
"How much did I love In Deep? Let me count the ways. Fin Fleming, underwater photographer, is a courageous yet vulnerable protagonist I want to sip Margaritas with. The Cayman Islands are exotic and alluring, yet tinged with danger. The underwater scenes and SCUBA diving details are rendered in stunning detail. Wrap that all into a thrilling mystery and you'll be left as breathless as - well, no spoilers here. You must read it to find out!" - C. Michele Dorsey, Author of the Sabrina Salter Mysteries: No Virgin Island, Permanent Sunset, and Tropical Depression
"In Deep is a smart and original story that sucks you in from page one. Edge-of-your-seat suspense, a hauntingly realistic villain, and a jaw-dropping twist make this pacy read unputdownable until the very last word." - Stephanie Scott-Snyder, Author of When Women Offend: Crime and the Female Perpetrator
"Breathtaking on two levels, Sharon Ward's debut novel IN DEEP will captivate experienced divers as well as those who've only dreamed of exploring the beauty beneath the sea. The underwater world off the Cayman Islands is stunningly rendered, and the complex mystery involving underwater photographer Fin Fleming, especially the electrifying dive scenes, will have readers holding their breath. Brava!" - Brenda Buchanan, Author of the Joe Gale Mystery Series