Below the Surface: Fear can be buried ... but that doesn't mean it's dead. - eBook  -     By: Tim Shoemaker
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Zonderkidz / 2014 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Zonderkidz
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 9780310735021
ISBN-13: 9780310735021
UPC: 025986735029
Availability: In Stock
Series: Code of Silence

Publisher's Description

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.

Author Bio

Tim Shoemaker is a speaker and author of eight books, including Dangerous Devotions for Guys; Smashed Tomatoes, Bottle Rockets, and Other Outdoor Devotionals; Mashed Potatoes, Paint Balls, and Other Indoor/Outdoor Devotionals. He has three grown sons and has been happily married for over thirty-two years. Tim actively serves in his church and continues to volunteer with youth ministry. Visit www.TimShoemakerSmashedTomatoes.com to learn more.


 


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  1. Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Possible Murder, Missing Girl Mystery Thriller
    August 24, 2014
    VicsMediaRoom
    Irvine, CA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Below the Surface.
    Tim Shoemaker in his new book, Below The Surface Book Three in the Code of Silence Series published by Zondervan gives us Fear can be buriedbut that doesnt mean its dead.

    From the back cover: He believed hed beaten his fear. Killed it months ago. But hed only buried it. Fear has a way of resurrecting itself, and right now it was crawling up his throat.

    Something is wrong with Cooper. Hes plagued by a fear he doesnt understand and cant 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 funwith no mysteries or life-and-death danger. Thats 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.

    Fear is not dealt with has the potential to kill and certainly destroy. This is the main theme that is running through Below The Surface. There is fear of the water and fear of being alone to name just a few that are explored in this story. Cooper and the gang may have witnessed a murder and a girl is possibly missing. Now they have to determine is what they saw correct and what about the girl? This is a story about friendship and what it means to have our friends. It also deals slightly with the impact of male leadership from an adult. In addition to everything it is also a page-turning, you wont be able to figure it out mystery thriller. This book is supposed to be written for young adults but I have news for you this book should also be read by the adults as well. This is good stuff. Cooper, Hiro, Gordy and Lunk are wonderful characters that are bright, resourceful and full of faith. Below The Surface is a book that will keep you up late into the night flipping pages as fast as you can read. I recommend this book with enthusiasm.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Zondervan. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
  2. Kansas City
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Chills, Excitement, Mystery & Fun
    June 29, 2014
    tickmenot
    Kansas City
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Below the Surface.
    This is the story of four teenagers, one girl and three boys. They are all good friends who, along with their families, are taking a lake vacation together right before starting their first year of high school.

    The action starts right at the beginning, and a mystery develops involving a missing girl who might have died-or she might not be missing at all. There is a mix-up over the girl's identity. The teenagers in this story are immediately thrown into the middle of the confusion and possible danger. Much of the story has the lone female teenager, Hiro, convinced that foul play has taken place, while the rest of her friends waver between partially believing her, to complete disbelief.

    This is a real page-turner that involves lots of suspense and mystery along with believable dialog and situations. Although this is the third book in a series, the story definitely stands on its own. There is a small amount of referral back to earlier books, but it is easy to understand the story-line, and is not confusing. I have not read the other two, but did not have trouble following Below the Surface. The author states this is the end of this series. I hope not, because I would like to revisit these characters after they have had some high school experiences.

    I was pleased with the way the author handled the book's characters that had fears which ran the gamut from swimming under water to doubts about fitting in. Also, at the end of the book, the author has some great advice about fear, and what should be done when one experiences it. I appreciated that this was a clean story written from a Christian point-of-view. Although this book is supposed to geared toward young adults, the story and characters are so well-done that adults would like this tale as well. I certainly enjoyed it, and highly recommend this 5-star book to adults, young and old alike.

    The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book through Zonderkids/Thomas Nelson Publishing for the purpose of review. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner. Despite my receiving the book free, it has not influenced my judgment, and I have given an honest opinion.
  3. California
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Fun realistic, adventure!
    May 21, 2014
    Bern
    California
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    This review was written for Below the Surface.
    I must admit, I wasn't sure what to expect when I began this book. It looked ominous but said that it was for children and I'm always on the look out for realistic fiction books that are engaging but still filled with truths that direct my children to God's word. I was pleasantly surprised that Below the Surface did those things!

    Since this was the third book in the Code of Silence, I was trying to piece together the earlier history of the characters. But, once I was drawn in, the author, was able to paint a realistic account of the characters and the intricate thoughts that swim in the minds of pre-teens/teens. I appreciated the very age appropriate conversations and the realistic portrayal of difficult situations, for example, Cooper's anxiety given he was abducted; his friend, Hiro's sadness in losing her father; and their friend, Lunk's mixed emotions surrounding his physically abusive father. In light of all of that, I also appreciated how the author was able to incorporate, Cooper's father and the truth of scripture to give the kids strength and hope - without sounding preachy and unrealistic.

    Although their summer was supposed to be "drama free", Hiro's suspicious disposition and need to investigate draws them into a scary situation they had no idea they would face. I am definitely recommending this book if you have tweens and teens. We're already looking for the two books!
  4. New York, NY
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Great for Boys!
    April 14, 2014
    Alicia
    New York, NY
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    This review was written for Below the Surface.
    Having read the previous installment to this series, I was glad to re-visit with friends Gordy, Cooper, Hiro, and Lunk. They proved very entertaining with their typical "teen" behavior/speech, antics, and pranks. All jokes aside, this book dealt with important and in-depth topics like facing fears, making important decisions, and doing the right thing.

    The author geared this series for boys, but it is very versatile for girls as well. The suspense is enough to draw and maintain the readers focus throughout the story, without being a bore. The suspense, touch of humor, and spirituality of the book were well balanced throughout.

    The a word from the author was very informative. Because the main theme of the book was fear, Tim discusses fear in a candid way and shares tips on how to overcome them.

    I would recommend this book for preteen boys and girls who love a good mystery. I give it a 4.5 out of 5 stars.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for this independent and unbiased review.
  5. Bloomer, WI
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Below the Surface is heart-pounding excitement!
    April 13, 2014
    Blooming with Books
    Bloomer, WI
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Below the Surface.
    Below the Surface

    A Code of Silence Book

    By Tim Shoemaker

    Fear can be buried...

    but that doesn't mean it's dead

    This is the last summer before High School and Cooper just wants to hang out with his friends and enjoy it, but something won't let him. Something is Below the Surface of the water and this something is scaring Cooper. The question is what exactly is down there?

    When Cooper, Gordy, and Hiro think they witness a crime, a series of events is set into motion and the past and all its fears begin stalking them. Cooper, Gordy, and Lunk want to ignore Hiro's concerns but Hiro is usually right. And she isn't convinced that a murder wasn't committed. Something doesn't add up and she's is determined to discover the truth even if it means going out on her own.

    Someone is determined to keep them from discovering the truth, even if it means silencing them forever. And he does mean forever...

    Below the Surface is the third book in the Code of Silence trilogy. You don't have to read the first two books to enjoy this book, but you will know about past experiences that are mentioned in this book. And these past experiences have a direct bearing on the fears Cooper, Gordy, Lunk and Hiro are burying. This summer will prove just how strong their bonds of friendship are.

    I think part of the reason the kids got into trouble is because they really needed more adult supervision/interaction. They got into the biggest messes when there were no adults around and the fact that they didn't tell their parents the whole truth of what was going on was the issue. The statement about silence being golden is so not true when there are problems. And underlying fears were something that they needed to talk about, as was evidenced when Cooper's dad was with the boys.

    I really enjoyed this book and the intensity and excitement level really held my attention. I did not want to put it down until the very end. And I have to say I was a little disappointed to learn that this is the last book

    (well a lot disappointed if you must know). These books should appeal to middle grade readers and even young adults who enjoy realistic heart-pounding fiction.

    I was provided a copy of this book through the BookLook blogger program in exchange for my honest review
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