Death by Sunken Treasure By Kait Carson: Review/Giveaway

Mar 19, 2016 | 2016 Articles, Cynthia Chow, Mysteryrat's Maze

by Cynthia Chow

Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of Death by Sunken Treasure, along with a link to purchase the book where a portion goes to help support KRL & an indie bookstore.

There was nothing Florida paralegal Hayden Kent wouldn’t do for Dana Terry, the woman who stood in as a second mother after the death of both of Hayden’s parents. Now it is Dana who needs assistance when she discovers the drowned body of her own son, garbed in his professional diving gear. An experienced treasure salvage diver, Mike Terry forebodingly died just after signing a will in Hayden’s law office. Knowing the torment Dana is enduring due to the death of her child, Hayden agrees to Dana’s plea to follow Mike’s last dive and give her the closure, if not answers, she so desperately

Due to the suspicious timing of Mike’s death, Hayden has her questions, despite knowing that under water the slightest carelessness can result in death. She herself nearly succumbs to narcosis, a nitrogen gas reaction that results in a drunk-like state of impairment that can easily prove deadly. As Hayden discovers a proliferation of wills, as well as the modern-day allure of doubloons, she receives threatening emails and Dana is nearly assaulted by one of Mike’s exes. As much as Hayden loves the historical island, she can’t escape the stark realization that the beauty of Pigeon Key hides shady secrets both above and below the waterline.

The somber tone of the novel is uplifted by the fascinating and compelling details involved in the demanding diving experience. While most of us will only grasp hints of it during recreational snorkeling, scuba diving requires an adherence to details that literally mean the difference between life and death. To paraphrase Hayden, the beauty of the ocean reefs can’t mask the reality that at one hundred feet, no one can hear you scream. A budding relationship with her boss, attorney Grant Huffman, adds an element of romance, while continual twists and motives hurtle the plot forward. An unpredictable ending will no doubt leave readers completely breathless and more than willing to jump back in to the waters with this irrepressible and unbreakable heroine.

This book was published by Henery Press. To learn more about their books check out their website:

To enter to win a copy of Death by Sunken Treasure, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “sunken,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen March 26, 2016. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address, and if via comment please include your email address.

You can use this link to purchase this book & a portion goes to help support KRL & indie bookstore Mysterious Galaxy:

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Cynthia Chow is the branch manager of Kaneohe Public Library on the island of Oahu. She balances a librarian lifestyle of cardigans and hair buns with a passion for motorcycle riding and regrettable tattoos (sorry, Mom).


  1. Looks great and love the cover, thanks for the chance 🙂
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  2. I enjoy reads that offer insight into a sport, food, or hobby that I am unfamiliar. I love snorkeling, but scuba diving is scary with my challenges to have things covering my face. However, reading about it would be ok. Thanks, Kait, for a great read! Thanks, KRL, for the opportunity.

    • HI Kathleen, thanks for the kind words and for entering. Good luck! If you snorkel, you might want to keep scuba in your back pocket. The masks are no different, and the sights are breathtaking!

  3. This sounds like a great book to add to my cozy challenge list. Thanks for a chance to win a copy.

    • Hi Elaine, if you mean the FB cozy challenge list, I’ll see you there! Good luck.

  4. This sounds like an interesting read. Scuba diving and sunken treasure is a good storyline. Looking forward to reading.

    • Hi Dianne, thanks for the kind words! Good luck.

  5. Sounds like a fun book! mrsstarkent (at) gmail (dot com.

  6. Sounds like a fun book! mrsstarkent (at) gmail (dot) com.

  7. Great review. I have this on my TBR list. Thanks for the chance to win.

  8. All the aspects talked about seem to add up to an enjoyable mystery.

  9. Would love to read this – the author is new-to-me. The book sounds exciting!

  10. Sounds interesting! Would love to read this book. Thankyou for the opportunity! Jill;

  11. We have a winner!


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