Gone Too Deep by Katie Ruggle: Review

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Posted August 1, 2016 in review Tags: ,

Gone Too Deep by Katie Ruggle: ReviewGone Too Deep by Katie Ruggle
Pages: 448
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Series: Search and Rescue #3
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also in this series: Hold Your Breath, Fan the Flames, In Safe Hands
Also by this author: Hold Your Breath, Fan the Flames, In Safe Hands, Run to Ground, On the Chase, Survive the Night, Through the Fire, Rocky Mountain Christmas Cowboy
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In the remote Rocky Mountains, lives depend on the Search & Rescue brotherhood. But in a place this far off the map, trust is hard to come by and secrets can be murder...
George Holloway has spent his life alone, exploring the treacherous beauty of the Colorado Rockies. He's the best survival expert Search and Rescue has, which makes him the obvious choice to lead Ellie Price through deadly terrain to find her missing father. There's just one problem-Ellie's everything George isn't. She's a city girl, charming, gregarious, delicate, small. And when she looks up at him with those big, dark eyes, he swears he would tear the world apart to keep her safe.
With a killer on the loose, he may have no choice.
Ellie's determined to find her father no matter the cost. But as she and her gorgeous mountain of a guide fight their way through an unforgiving wilderness, they find themselves in the crosshairs of a dangerous man in search of revenge. And they are now his prey...

Gone Too Deep
Katie Ruggle

I am so in love with this series! While each book focuses on a different couple, the main mystery plot continues from book to book so I recommend reading them in order. Gone Too Deep gives us Ellie, Baxter’s daughter who has flown out to save him, and George, the town recluse (and pouty man bear! If you don’t know what that means, you need to check out Tessa Bailey’s FB group!)

Super adorable kismet between Ellie and George! She is sliding on the ice and he steadies her. Once she is steady he doesn’t let go, looks down at her shoes and realizes it will happen again so he picks her up and carries her to the door of the cafe. Then he turns around and leaves. He never even says a word. ADORABLE. (But, lets be honest-if this happened to you in real life, you would be kind creeped out!)

Ruggle jumps you right back into the action. Ellie arrives in town and only has 2 days to find her mentally ill father so she starts the search right away. Her fathers friend is the headless dead guy, whose death has been the mystery throughout the series. Of course, the first person she meets is Lou, who is immediately chatty and once she figures out who Ellie is, is all too willing to help her!

There is the obvious danger of the hike-the cold, the snow, the mountain. Then there are the King brothers (who made an appearance in Fan the Flames). I was concerned that reading about a 3 day hike would get a bit boring but that wasn’t the case. What I did find a bit slow though was when Ellie went back to Chicago alone. George of course comes for her but even during their time together in Chicago, it felt like the book just slowed down. However, once they get back to Simpson, it picks right back up!

So, the end of the book reveals who the killer is and its totally shocking! Now I am DYING for the next book to see how its all going to pan out! Who else might get killed before the killer is caught? Will Lou ever figure it out? Where the heck is Baxter?

Can we talk about the cover for a sec? Am I the only one bothered by his sweaty shirt? It really doesn’t work for me.

  • POV: 3rd
  • Tears: No
  • Trope: mortal peril, dysfunctional family
  • Triggers: none
  • Series/Standalone: Series
  • Cliffhanger: yes for the main plot
  • HEA: View Spoiler »
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Samantha
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