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Beneath the Surface (Gray Ghost #3) by Amy McKinley – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

Beneath the Surface (Gray Ghost #3)Beneath the Surface by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beneath the Surface is the third book in Amy McKinley’s Gray Ghost series, which centres around a group of predominantly ex-military people who take on brave and dangerous assignments. It takes place at roughly the same time as the previous book, Eye of the Storm, but focuses on different characters. It can be read as a stand alone book, but is particularly enjoyable when you’ve already encountered the characters and some of the events.
The main character, Hannah, is very interesting. A Russian sleeper agent, working for the CIA, and hoping one day to avenge her parents and sister, she has many conflicting motivations. Not to mention the inconvenient feelings she has for Jack, a member of the Gray Ghost team who she once dated.
The story flicks between the present and episodes from Hannah’s past. I found it a little confusing at times as the present is in third person and the past in first person, but it is made clear at the start of each chapter when the story is and is good to see it unfolding in both directions.
Jack is the main Gray Ghost character we encounter in this story, and like Hannah he experiences some conflict between his orders and his emotions. With rather a lot at stake, he has difficult decisions to make particularly when he realises he doesn’t know the whole truth.
This is an exciting action story with plenty of romance and a fair bit of mystery. It’s exciting, dramatic and intriguing. I found it hard to put down, so it’s five stars from me! I’d recommend reading from the start of the series if you’re interested in action romances, but start with this one if it’s the whole Russian sleeper agent thing that particularly interests you.

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Beneath The Surface by Amy McKinley – Review by Krystal Gaston

Beneath the Surface (Gray Ghost #3)Beneath the Surface by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beneath The Surface by Amy McKinley is book three in The Gray Ghost Novels. This is Hannah and Jack’s story. If you read the previous stories you will have no issues following the storyline honestly even if you haven’t it is an easy story to follow however pieces of information and other stuff is shared between previous stories and parts from them make more sense. It was pretty smart how Amy McKinley casually snuck in random thoughts and acts from previous stories and gave the explanation in Beneath The Surface. While I liked all the stories I think this one may have been my favorite. Hannah is a strong character and even though she starts out for all the wrong reasons she turns her life around and gets the chance with Jack she deserves.

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Beneath The Surface (A Gray Ghost Novel) by Amy McKinley – Review by Caralee Loonat

Beneath the Surface (Gray Ghost #3)Beneath the Surface by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Beneath The Surface (A Gray Ghost Novel) By Amy McKinley
4 Stars!!!!

This is the third book in this series and I wasn’t disappointed. I really find the author’s writing style to be captivating and gripping. I really enjoyed the way that the author weaves the romance into the intrigue and drama throughout the book. I was hooked from page one and couldn’t put the book down.

I found myself really drawn to Hannah’s character. The drama that plays out in her past and the way it helps to mold the person she becomes. I really found myself routing for her and was very happy to see that Jack came into her life. I really found myself eager to see what would happen next and really enjoyed the intrigue and spy stuff that plays out in this book. I really look forward to reading more from this author and hopefully this series.

Reviewed by @caraleeloonat

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Beneath The Surface, A Gray Ghost Novel by Amy McKinley – Review By Madison Degraffenreid

Beneath the Surface (Gray Ghost #3)Beneath the Surface by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beneath The Surface, A Gray Ghost Novel, by Amy McKinley

5-star

Hannah and Jack are the main focus of this novel. The storyline is concurrent with Mari and Chris’ storyline featured in another Gray Ghost Novel but can still be read as a stand alone. I loved both Hannah and Jack in this story. Hannah was my favorite and I couldn’t believe the things she had to go through while at the Academy. I felt it played a strong role in the woman she became in the end though. I enjoyed the storyline and felt it was fast paced and easy to get lost in. Excellent novel and addition to the series.

Reviewed by @mratclif

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Beneath the Surface (Gray Ghost Series #3) by Amy McKinley – Review by Krista Beck

Beneath the Surface (Gray Ghost #3)Beneath the Surface by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Beneath the Surface is the third book the Gray Ghost series. It is by far my favorite!! Hannah, a Russian sleeper agent, has ingrained herself into American intelligence. When she is activated after 9 years to help obtain a secret weapon, she finds herself with an agenda on her own. Her ex-boyfriend, Jack, who is a former Navy SEAL, is sent in with his team to find Hannah’s boss and the secret weapon. He discovers that Hannah is really not who he thought and struggles with what to do. Can he work with her and learn to trust her again? Will Hannah get her revenge and come out of this situation with a country to call home? This book had lots of action, surprises that you don’t see coming and two big “oh sh*t” moments you won’t believe!!!!!! This story was such a great one!!!!!

Reviewed by @klbeck

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Beneath the Surface by Amy McKinley – Review by Kerry Baker

Beneath the Surface (Gray Ghost #3)Beneath the Surface by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

  1. Beneath the Surface by Amy McKinley is the 3rd book in the Gray Ghost series. This book is as exciting and fast paced as the previous books in the series. The plot keeps twisting and turning and really keeps you on the edge of your seat.
    These two characters also have to be my favourite so far. You could feel the chemistry absolutely popping off the page. Even when you had no clue as to how the story would end you knew you wanted these two to work things out.
    Any McKinley has created a brilliant and adventurous series that I would highly recommend.

Reviewed by @kerry

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Beneath the Surface (Gray Ghost #3) by Amy McKinley – Review by Sheri Schrader

Beneath the Surface (Gray Ghost #3)Beneath the Surface by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Beneath the Surface by Amy McKinley is the third book in the Gray Ghost series. This can be read as a standalone but I recommend reading the other books in the series. This story follows the characters Hannah Miller and Jack Davis. This story is action packed with mystery and suspense. I really enjoyed reading it and was disappointed when I got to the end. The characters are interesting and the women are strong. I liked the story with romance and suspense thrown in. I really look forward to reading more from Amy McKinley in the future.

Review by @sherimichelle1
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Beneath the Surface ( A Gray Ghost Novel Book3) By Amy McKinley – Review by Dawn Daughenbaugh

Beneath the Surface (Gray Ghost #3)Beneath the Surface by Amy McKinley
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Star
Beneath the Surface (A Gray Ghost Novel Book3 ) by Amy McKinley is the third book in the A Gray Ghost series and is a book that has a little bit of everything from mystery to suspense and romance. I do suggest that if you haven’t read the first two books in this series that you do but its not necessary. I have truly enjoyed this series and this one is I must say my favorite so far. This is Hannah and Jack’s story and about second chances and learning to trust.These two are both strong independent people. But what happens when Hannah is accused of being a traitor? Can Jack risk it all to save her? At some points I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what happens next. Can Hannah trust Jack? Find out what happens next. I highly recommend this book.i look forward to reading more from this Author.

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Beneath the Surface (A Gray Ghost Novel Book 3) by Amy McKinley – Review by Heather Lovelace

Beneath the Surface (Gray Ghost #3)Beneath the Surface by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

McKinley has another smash with this latest installment in the Gray Ghost series. This romantic suspense kept me glued to the pages from start to finish. Although part of a series, it does successfully stand on its own. Absolutely loved the characters. McKinley is quickly becoming a must read author. I cannot wait to see what is next.

Reviewed by @heatherlovelace

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Beneath the Surface (Grey Ghost Series ) by Amy McKinley – Review by Sarah Oakes

Beneath the Surface (Gray Ghost #3)Beneath the Surface by Amy McKinley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A great read about trust. Hannah Miller put her past behind her for a new life working for the Secretary of Defense. While travelling to Cuba, their plane is shot down and a top secret prototype is taken and Hannah’s past returns to haunt her. Thrown into her old life of spies and mistrust, Hannah must do whatever it takes to survive and reclaim the prototype while special operative Jack is hot on her heels. Can she make things right?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns. Well developed characters like Hannah tough on the outside but caring underneath or Jack as more than an agent with the helping the homeless.
I loved the sense of nature throughout the novel with the jungle and trees and the heat and flies giving it an exotic flair as beautiful but deadly. Also the lightning and thunder later on as something powerful and destructive but also calming was brilliantly written.
I also loved the idea of the sound wave weapon which grabs your attention as something new and thrilling and deadly to the spy genre. The switch between the past and present was a brilliant idea and showed how the past shapes you and what happened and was easy to follow with chapter titles of places and dates for extra clarity to the reader. I loved the character of Elsa as a bright and bubbly person and her contrast with Hannah was brilliantly written.
The only issue I would raise is that there were some repetition in places and long sentences that were hard to read. If this was resolved with a variety of sentence lengths, it would be five stars. Fast paced action and high stakes made for a captivating read. Overall, a great read and I would give it four stars.

Reviewed by @sarahoakes

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