CJR The Brit Review: Beneath by Maureen A Miller

I was offered the chance by the publisher (thanks Barclay Publicity!) to read this book and I must admit the blurb intrigued me.  I think I can honestly say that I haven’t read a book like this before.  It will be released on 26th March…….


Here is a bit about it:

In this young adult adventure with a splash of romance, Stella’s overnight fishing trip sends her plunging into a raging ocean. 

It was Stella Gullaksen’s final break before starting her freshman year at college. Joining her best friend, Jill, and Jill’s family aboard the STARKISSED, Stella wakes to a violent storm that capsizes the boat over a hundred miles off the New Jersey shore.

As the waves haul her under Stella knows that she is going to die. Instead, an unusual current drags her deep into the underwater canyons of the Atlantic Ocean. Powerless against the raging waters, she is suddenly sucked into a ventilated cave. One by one, Jill and her family also emerge in the sunken cavern.

With only a faulty diving flashlight to keep oblivion at bay Stella and her best friend’s brother, Colin, search the cave in hope of finding a way back to the surface. What they discover, however, is that they are not alone. There are other survivors in this subterranean grotto–survivors spanning decades of maritime disasters.

Will this discovery prove salvation, or have they all been condemned to the same fate? A grim finale at the bottom of the sea?

On an alliance forged by friendship and attraction, Stella and Colin battle to escape the danger that lies beneath.



The blurb intrigued me….a shipwreck I thought? Oh, it was so much more.

I must admit when I first started this I didn’t know if I was going to enjoy it as the writing wasn’t really my style. But Before I knew it I was 20% in…..and all was being revealed.

‘It’s easy to get down here,

It’s impossible to get back up.’

I had so many questions. How were they going to get back up? Could they get back up? Also Colin and Stella were so cute from the get go!

This was a great little read.


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