Creature Feature Friday: What Lurks Beneath Book Review

Hello Gemmies, happy Creature Feature Friday! I have a new book review to share with you today. What Lurks Beneath by Ryan Lockwood is a sea monster thriller. I am actually going to recommend this one in audiobook format. It has a full cast narration with sounds effects. While not one of my all time favorite creature features, What Lurks Beneath was an enjoyable read. We are once again reunited with the main characters from Below...... Val & Sturman. What Lurks Beneath takes place about a year after the events in Below. Although there are references to Below it is not necessary to have read that book first. What Lurks Beneath works as a stand alone novel. The beginning of the book is a bit slow, but once the action picks up there was plenty of tension, drama, and action to keep me entertained. I also appreciated the detailed dive scenes. The characters were interesting, but I wasn't fully invested in them. The main draw for me was the lead up to the monster reveal.


A horrific creature is hunting and devouring tourists beneath the waves surrounding the Bahamas in this suspense thriller by the author of Below.

The first attack occurs in the underwater caverns of the Bahamas. Two professional divers exploring the unknown. A monstrous flesh-ripping predator they never see coming . . .

Now the attacks are coming closer and closer to shore. A sun-soaked playground for sea-loving tourists. A feasting ground for whatever lurks beneath . . .

Now, in a desperate race against time, Eric Watson, an expert on remote control underwater vehicles, and marine biologist Valerie Martell, must identify a savage new species of killer—and piece together one of nature’s most horrific mysteries. But the most terrifying discovery of all waits for Val and her team at the bottom of the sea. A discovery too shocking, to comprehend.

Because up till now, this creature existed only in mankind’s darkest nightmares. Not anymore.

If you love slow burn cephalopod creature features give this one a try. Published by Pinnacle Books, What Lurks Beneath is available for purchase from all major booksellers. I give What Lurks Beneath 3 1/2 out of 5 gems. Have you read this book? Let me know your thoughts on it. Happy Reading!