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***** Death and Life —— Review by Rox Burkey

Ms. Towles builds a world of epic proportions involving underwater shipwrecks, treasure, and whispers from Genevieve Lucas, with Kurt Farin in the center. Detective Kurt Farin, a former doctor and diver, is in a coma following a near-fatal gunshot that resulted in him cracking his skull. His daughter Brooke stays by his side, hearing his delusional outbursts. Traumatized, Kurt’s mind drifts as he experiences bizarre sensations, including deep-sea diving without equipment and finding a woman caught under a sunken ship. The woman calls to him and feels real. Awakening from the coma, he suffers from light sensitivity, headaches, and a compulsion to find the woman. His partner and best friend Detective Vaughn listens to Kurk as he shares his visions.

Kurt is convinced that the answers are in Puget Sound and travels there with Vaughn. He discovers a shipwreck related to Genevieve, but she’s dead. He’s confused about why she’s talking to him, but he vows to help. That promise takes Kurt on a frightening journey while recovering from the trauma to his brain and body. Can he recover? Will he get his life back or be forever changed? Gripping tight to a questionable reality, Kurt is uncovering clues in a complex case that spans decades and threatens his life for unknown reasons.


Lisa Towles is an Amazon Bestselling, award-winning crime novelist and a passionate speaker on the topics of fiction writing, creativity, and self care. She has ten crime thrillers in print with a new title, Terror Bay, forthcoming in November of 2023. Her latest thriller, Salt Island (June, 2023) won a Readers Choice Book Award and a Literary Titan Award, and her psychological thriller Hot House (June 2022) was a #1 Amazon Kindle Bestseller. Lisa is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers and is deeply committed to supporting writers’ success through friendship, fellowship and community engagement. She is Board President of a Bay Area nonprofit ( and speaks frequently to groups of business leaders and writers about her platform Strategic Self Care. She has an MBA in IT Management and works full-time in the tech industry in the San Francisco Bay area. Learn more at,,

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