Kelsey Warren returns to her hometown for the funeral of the aunt who raised her. She's made a new life for herself as a travel photographer, and the last place she wants to be is the town that labeled her and her mother—who deserted her when Kelsey was 15—"trash." But once there, a dear friend asks her to investigate a submerged car in a just-purchased quarry. Kelsey is none too happy to have the sheriff, Mitch Garrett, as her dive partner, because they share a past that's too painful for Kelsey to revisit. When a skeleton is found in the sunken car, a murder mystery opens up that entwines Kelsey's past with her uncertain future and brings unexpected love. Mary Burton's In Dark Waters (3) is a fast-paced, enjoyable read. But Kelsey's character seems too hard and stubborn at times, and several red herrings are confusing.
Reviewed by: 
Kari Thomas