Death By Blue Water (Hayden Kent Mysteries, #1)

Death By Blue Water - Kait Carson

The sea was always deadly. Every sailor knew that. But the dead man below didn't look to be any more a sailor than she was. Just an unlucky guy in the wrong place at the wrong time.

I spent some time debating on whether to rate this 2.5 stars or 3 stars. Ultimately I choose 3 stars because I felt while the book wasn't great, it also wasn't bad. This book follows Hayden Kent who is a paralegal who loves to scuba dive. While scuba diving she finds a dead body and once the identity of the person is revealed she finds herself the prime suspect in a murder case.


What really kind of threw me off about this book was the fact that most of the characters in the book were too melodramatic. Hayden seemed pretty shaken up after discovering the body, which is completely acceptable, but then she spent the rest of the book emotionally unstable. There were times when her emotions were called for but some of the time it just seemed over the top. She was definitely not the only character that was over the top at times. Cappy seemed angry all the time (mainly because her was worried for Hayden's safety), Kevin was over the top aggressive, Paul was a jerk for most of the book, and don't even get me started on the hysterics of Elena (although she might be the only character in this book that should rightly have gotten away with her hysterics).


When all was revealed at the end I found myself not surprised with who was behind the murder. I don't feel that there were any real 'twists' in this book and readers can probably figure out who was behind the murder pretty easily. That being said, I still think that this book was overall enjoyable and I did connect really well with Hayden. I would definitely recommend this book if you like scuba diving or are interested in reading a book that has some underwater scenes in it. I'm interested to see what will happen next in this series. Thanks to NetGalley and Henery Press for the galley.