Friday, May 23, 2014

Tim Shoemaker's Below the Surface - Review & Giveaway

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Something is wrong with Cooper. He’s plagued by a fear he doesn’t understand and can’t control. Cooper just wants to escape, and a summer vacation aboard the restored cabin cruiser, The Getaway, with best friends Gordy, Hiro, and Lunk seems like the perfect way to do it. Two weeks of fun—with no mysteries or life-and-death danger. That’s the plan. But their plans are shattered the very first night when they witness a murder. Or did they? Despite their intentions of leaving the investigation to the police, narrow misses and creepy encounters lure them in. Is there really a body floating in the underwater currents of the lake? The closer they get to the truth, the deeper into danger they get. Too late they see the trap. Now each of them must face their own buried fears . . . just below the surface.


Below the Surface is the third book in the Code of Silence series, however, it can easily be read without leaving you totally confused, as I never read either and had no issues following along.

I love the faced paced, action packed, mystery and suspense of Below the Surface. It was not until I was reading reviews and book labels that I discovered that A Code of Silence series is considered Religious Fiction. While there are reference to prayer and Coop not being alone while facing his fears, I don't personally classify Below the Surface as a religious/Christian book. 

I have to admit, horror is my preferred genre and I did not see one of the big shockers coming until Hiro blurted it out at the fair. Tim does a good job of building the characters personalities. I feel the ending was a rushed once the tunnel scene has ended. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Below the Surface and look forward to reading Code of Silence and Back Before Dark.


The Quick Bio
  • Happily married for more than thirty years to Cheryl, the love of my life.
  • Dad to three grown sons and two daughter-in-laws
  • Elder Chairman in my church and high school small group leader
  • Full time speaker and author since 2004
  • Living in the greater Chicago area
  • Grateful for God’s incredible grace and mercy to me in countless ways
My Passions
  • To be a man of integrity, who loves God and others with all my heart.
  • To be an extraordinary husband to Cheryl, the wife of my youth.
  • To love my sons, daughters-in-law, grandkids and extended family with everything in me.
  • To impact kids and youth in ways that cause them to become true men and women of God.
  • To help parents teach their kids about God and the principles He’s given us to live by.
  • To help couples experience the richness that comes from a marriage guided by God.
  • To help men see what a Christian man should be in all the various facets of life.

Giveaway is open to International. | Must be 13+ to Enter

3 Winners will receive a Copy of Below the Surface by Tim Shoemaker.
1 Winner will receive a Complete Set of The Code of Silence Series by Tim Shoemaker.