Through Waters Deep by Sarah Sundin is her newest book set right before the beginning of WWII. History, romance and mystery make this a page turning novel. Mary Stirling is a secretary at the Boston Navy Yard and encounters a high school friend, Jim Avery, who is now an officer and is eager to start his career in the Navy. Jim and Mary catch up from old times and quickly discover a sabotage plot among the workers in the shipyard. Mary works undercover with the FBI to track down suspects. As she and Jim spend more time together they start to fall for each other, but don't let on that they feel this way. Jim is shipped out for a month and when he returns he is in for a surprise. The plot thickens as the saboteur gets more daring and Mary releases her fear of being too prideful to save the lives of co-workers and risk her safety.
I really enjoy Sarah's history novels and this one was a treat with a mystery twist. I really like how all parts of this story work together to create a unique plot that continued to keep me guessing and longing for a good outcome. Sarah throws in plenty of surprises and lots of history to help the reader feel the mounting tension leading up to the bombing of Pearl Harbor at the end of 1941. I really enjoyed the sweet romance between Jim and Mary despite some of the mistakes they made and the misunderstandings. Another prize winning story from the queen of WWII fiction and more coming in the series!
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*I was given a complimentary copy of this book by Revell for the purpose of this review. All opinions are my own.*