Dani Pettrey returns with another contemporary suspense novel set in the Alaskan wilderness, and continuing the story of the McKenna family.
In Shattered, Reef McKenna returns to Yancy, Alaska after an absence of five years. His sister Piper is delighted until he shows up on her doorstep covered in blood. While circumstantial evidence points to Reef for the murder of a fellow snowboarder, Piper believes her brother when he swears he is innocent.
Meanwhile Deputy Landon Grainger, a lifelong friend to the McKenna family, is determined to find the facts, especially as the details of snowboarder's life points to a life of mystery. They discover that the snowboarder, a mobster's daughter, was once in the Witness Protection program, and dated a guy involved in top-secret biotech research, any of which could have been the reason she was killed. While they try to sort out the leads, Reef is charged with the snowboarder's murder. As Landon and Piper race to find out the truth, they plunge headlong into Alaska's backcountry, their changing relationship, and the real killer who will do anything to bury the facts and possibly, them.
Pettrey has done it again, writing a cleverly-crafted mystery with romance, adventure, rich character development, and spine-tingling suspense. Her characters are imperfect - they struggle with faith and relationship issues, and yet, they endear themselves to the reader because of this. It was sad to read the last page of Shattered because it meant leaving behind people I enjoyed spending time with. Hopefully, Ms. Pettrey will return with another book in this series.
Fans of Dee Henderson, Irene Hanson, and other Christian suspense writers will not be disappointed by this series.
Disclaimer: Book reviews are my opinion of books I either purchased or received free of cost from the publisher in exchange for a honest review. Thanks to the publisher for an advance copy of this book.
"Shattered" by Dani Pettrey is another must-read from this brilliant author. I found it hard to put it down and just couldn't wait to get to the end.
In this second book in the Alaskan Courage series, Pettrey once again brings to life the McKenna family, who seem to have their never-ending share of adventures. When Reef McKenna is arrested for murder, his younger sister, Piper, is the only one completely convinced of his innocence. Determined to see her brother set free, Piper - along with her brother's best friend, Landon, and the rest of her siblings - set out on a quest that leads them to dealings with a high-powered gang, large pharmaceutical company, and a maniacal killer.
On her journey to prove her brother's innocence, Piper finds herself shaken to the core and learns to trust God in matters of the heart as well as life and death situations.
I love how Pettrey intertwines a crime thriller with the truths of Christianity. She leaves the reader wanting more and always directs them to God. I look forward to many more books from this author.
*This book was given to me in exchange for my opinion by Bethany House Publishers. All thoughts are my own.
Another great novel by Dani Pettrey. The excitement is nonstop as well as the suspense. Even though the characters are fictional, the family bond is real. One may stray but the love remains. A family of faith and trust, leaving no stone unturned in their quest to prove the innocent of a sibling. Facing dangerous situations, yet determined to find who's responsible. Surviving when survival seemed impossible. As new characters were introduced, it was hard to predict the outcome of the investigation. Karli's reputation and lifestyle really complicated matters. As the investigation progressed, the hunt for suspects definitely exposed the unexpected. Many twist and turns resulted in true love and prayers answered. This book was truly enjoyable and also difficult to determine at what point the murder would be resolved. Thanks Bethany House Publishing for allowing me to review this book at no charge.
I loved book one of the Alaskan Courage series and could not wait till number two came out. It was well worth the wait!!. Fantastic read. This book was one I could not put down (not many happen like that) and it was one book I did not want to end.
Piper McKenna's brother shows up at her house with blood covering him. A woman has been murdered and her brother Reef is the main suspect. Her brother has been gone and now with his return, he is charged with murder. Piper is determined to find the killer and protect Reef. Enter-Landon Grainger who loves the McKenna family and is falling in love with Piper throughout the investigation. Lots of different story lines with each of the McKenna's which kept the book so interesting. That is just a snippet of what the story is about. There are so much twists and turns and you think you have it figured out-then something else changes. Dani Pettrey has weaved a masterful storyline full of interesting characters, family squabbles, great suspense, romance and a wonderful blend of Christian forgiveness and thoughts by Piper. Cannot wait for number 3-it will be another winner.
Thank you to Bethany House for this free copy for my honest opinion.