Rob Neto

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Recipient of the 2023 Global Book Awards Silver Medal in Suspense Thrillers and 2023 American Fiction Awards Finalist in General Thrillers!!


Excerpts from Beyond the Grate Reviews

I often felt the panic and intensity of the situation and had to stop reading to get my bearings and remind myself that it was only a book. – Anthony M. Harrington, author of Lamb of God

Beyond the Grate by Rob Neto is a fast-paced thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. – Joel Silverstein, author of several mixed gas diving manuals and producer Shark Night, Pirahna 3D, and Lake Mead

It doesn’t matter if you are a diver, fascinated by it like me, or just like a good “coming of age” story of sorts with a mystery wrapped around it, you’ll enjoy this one. – Steve Grobschmidt – author of the Gramma Trita Trilogy

The story thread is skillfully woven, creating a web of suspense and intrigue. What captivated me even more was the fact that the actual incident that inspired the story remains unresolved. This intriguing void allowed the author’s creativity to express itself freely, giving birth to a series of captivating events that unfold in a fluid manner.Laurent Miroult, World-renowned cave diving photographer.

The dead body floating on the other side is more than enough to dissuade his progress, and his awkward fight to the surface with his oxygen tanks nearly depleted is claustrophobic and anxiety ridden. It is scenes like this where Rob Neto really shines. An expert diver himself, Neto really knows how to take his readers to the murky yet wondrous depths. – Darin Miller, author of The Dwayne Morrow Mystery Series

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Excerpts from Into the Darkness Beyond reviews

Couldn’t put it down. Rob’s previous book, Beyond the Grate, was really good, but a bit improbable in parts. This book, Into the Darkness, really nails Florida cave diving and gets all the details right. You feel like you are actually there. I am already looking forward to the next book.

While I realize that the stories are fictional, the basis for many of them and the technical nature of the diving are page turners!
There’s something fun about rooting for the underdog and Joey plays the part well. I love Lindsey as the better diver, but seeing her pulled in again and the resulting passionate person emerge is a reminder that she’s as much a main character as Joey. This is particularly aided with the authors use of her perspective throughout the book—so cool!!!

One of few books I’ve read had to read that “spoiler” skip ahead, go back and finish. I couldn’t handle the suspence, irritation! I can’t believe a cave diving story could do that..keep writing dude.
I’m honored to read this book
It was so damn good I had to read ahead, which I never do!

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Into the Darkness Beyond is now available for purchase! Visit the List of Works page or Into the Darkness Beyond to order your copy now!

Beyond the Grate is available for immediate purchase! Visit the List of Works page or Beyond the Grate to order your copy now!

Beyond Hope is well into becoming a book. I’m more than 55k words into it and should have the first draft completed sometime in mid-January. I’ll be working on the first edit shortly after that. I anticipate a release date sometime at the end of Spring/beginning of Summer 2024!

Sidemount Duiken De bijna meest omvattende handleiding, the Dutch translation of Sidemount Diving The Almost Comprehensive Guide, is now available for purchase in paperback and Kindle versions! We’ve worked hard over the past year to make this possible. Click the link just above to purchase a signed copy!

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Downtown Chipley Thursday Night Lights Spring Fling, Washington County Historical Square, Chipley, FL – March 21, 2024 6 pm – 8 pm CST

Book signing at My Favorite Books, 1410 Market St, Tallahassee, FL – April 13, 2024 1 pm – 3 pm EST

Book Signing at Barnes & Nobles, 2415 Monroe St, Tallahassee, FL – TBA 2024

Book Signing at Barnes & Noble, 4601 Montgomery Hwy #100, Dothan, AL – TBA 2024

Book Signing at Bird & Bean Coffee House, 144 North Foster Street, Dothan, AL – TBA

Speaking Engagement at Washington County Public Library for the Friends of the Library, 1444 W. Jackson Ave, Chipley, FL – TBA 2024

Vendor/Book Signing at Chipley Fall Block Party, Washington County Historical Square, Chipley, FL – October 31, 2024 6pm – 9pm CST

Caverns Cultural Celebration at Florida Caverns State Park, 3345 Caverns Rd, Marianna, FL – December 7, 2024 9am – 3pm CST

Beyond Hope release – late Spring/early Summer 2024

Beyond the End of the Line release – late 2024

Beyond the Shadows release – 2025

Beyond Reason release – 2025


Sidemount Duiken release – June 1, 2023

Beyond the Grate pre-orders – June 2023

Beyond the Grate release – July 18, 2023

Sidemount Duiken Ebook release – September 2023

Book Signing at My Favorite Books, 1410 Market St C-2, Tallahassee, FL – September 16, 2023 1pm – 3pm EST

Book Signing at The Ugly Mug Coffee & Cafe, 1306 North Railroad Ave, Chipley, FL – September 23, 2023 9am – 1pm CST

Book Signing at A New Chapter: Books and More, 4462 Clinton St, Marianna, FL – September 30, 2023 10am – 1130am CST

Vendor/Book Signing at Chipley Fall Block Party, Washington County Historical Square, Chipley, FL – October 26, 2023 6pm – 9pm CST

Vendor/Book Signing at Sunland Fall Festival, 3700 Williams Dr, Marianna, FL – October 28, 2023 9am – 2pm CST

Vendor/Book Signing at Sadie’s Flea Market, 7990 US 231, Dothan, AL – November 4, 2023 8am – 4pm CST

Vendor/Book Signing at Candy Cane Christmas, Ponce de Leon Volunteer Fire & Rescue, 1505 Skelton St, Ponce de Leon, FL – November 11, 2023 9am – 2pm

Into the Darkness Beyond release – January 30, 2024

Lover’s Art Market at Common Ground Books, 128 N Bronough St, Tallahassee, FL – February 11, 2024 1 pm – 6 pm EST

Downtown Chipley Thursday Night Lights, Washington County Historical Square, Chipley, FL – February 15, 2024 6 pm – 8 pm CST

Book Signing at Downtown Books, 150 N. Foster St, Dothan, AL – February 17, 2024 11 am – 2 pm CST

Speaking Engagement at Chipley Women’s Club, 607 5th St, Chipley, FL – February 20, 2024 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm CST

Book Signing at A New Chapter Books & More, 4462 Clinton St, Marianna, FL – February 24, 2024 11 am – 1 pm CST

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