In the deep blue ocean lives an ancient predator…
Dr. Grace Mann knows great white sharks. As the daughter of an obsessed shark researcher based at the Farallon Islands, Grace spent her childhood in the company of these elegant and massive creatures. When a photo of her freediving with a great white goes viral, the institute where she works seeks to capitalize on her new-found fame by producing a documentary about her work.
Underwater filmmaker Alec Galloway admires Dr. Mann and jumps at the opportunity to create a film showcasing the pretty biologist. As he heads to Guadalupe Island in Baja California Sur for a three-week expedition, it’s clear that his fan-boy crush on Grace is turning into something more serious. But even more pressing—Grace’s passionate focus on the sharks just might get her killed.
Review: There is just so much about this book that I just don’t know where to start…so I guess I will let you know that I simply enjoyed everything. Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down. Ms. McCaffrey had me drawn into the world of sharks from the very beginning. She started with Dr. Grace Mann talking about sharks. With an opening speech prior to a fundraiser the passion was emanated in that speech I was hooked. I would have donated.
From the start everything was so vivid and realistic that it felt as if I was reading non-fiction instead of fiction. Grace as a researcher free swims with the sharks which to me may seem a bit scary but also fascinating. Now personally that is not something I would even think to do with sharks especially the great whites, dolphins sure, manatees sure but sharks…And yet Grace does this. I could feel her heart rate change with the unknown I had to catch myself a few times to slow my breathing down as I found my heart start to race. The research that Ms. McCaffrey did was outstanding. Everything was just so…real. I learned more about sharks than watching shark week on t.v. …
There was a time that another group of researcher had trouble with their cage and Graces team went to help it was scary and showed that even though she free swims with the sharks you still have to be aware that they are dangerous. They are like anyone when their territory is invaded they become scared just like we do.
I actually felt what the shark was feeling it was written that well. I saw things through not only the eyes of the characters but through the eyes of the sharks. The way that the sharks were named made them more real, it gave them a soul. I found that it made a bigger impact on the plight that we as humans put them and all creatures in for that matter. It makes stop and think.
As a bonus of sorts Ms. McCaffrey added a bit of romance. Well, the romance gets supercharged. There is sex and steam. Alec is an underwater film maker. He along with his crew is going to film Dr. Grace Mann along with her crew while they are on their expedition. He has a crush since her photo of her free dive with a great white went virial. Things between them start off nonexistent because of his friendship with her ex but once that is cleared they or rather she decides an expedition fling wouldn’t be so bad. Let’s just say things go fast after that.
I enjoyed the family aspect of the story also…not only with Grace and Alec but also with the sharks.
Let me just say that I really enjoyed this book and can’t wait for the next in the series. So grab a drink or two, find your comfy spot and be prepared to fall in love with Bonnie.