Dani Pettrey has done it again!!!! SILENCED, her fourth book in her Alaskan Courage series is a suspenseful mystery with just the right amount of romance in it. You will get pulled into Kayden and Jakes's story from the very first page. You will love spending time with the whole McKenna family again. Dani's characters and writing has so much depth, you will feel like you are right there with the characters experiencing what they are going through. From the first page where Kayden and her sister, Piper, are climbing and hanging on the edge of a seven-hundred-fifty-four-foot-sheer cliff face; to where Kayden finds a dead body on the next crested ridge; to the exciting roller coaster ride through the book; as you turn the last page, you won't be able to stop reading. You will sense the danger that Kayden and Jake are in as Jake's past comes up to threaten him and those he loves. I couldn't turn the pages fast enough to see what would happen next. Through this book, you will experience and see how God is in control of every aspect of our lives. We can't live on the "what ifs" but are to live our lives to the fullest and not in fear. I love how Dani brought this out in her story. Grab your copy of SILENCED today; settle in your favorite reading spot with a hot cup of coffey and be prepared to enjoy hours and hours of pure reading pleasure. I recvied a complimentary copy of this book from Dani and Bethany House for my honest review. Thank you Dani and Bethany House for this awesome book!!!! tabby
I have to start out with the fact that I did read the other three books in this series and absolutely loved them!! Now on to book four. I have to say, this book didn't grab me like the other ones did, there were some things, that readers of the previous books will catch. This story opens with Kayden and Jake in love?? What? The last book ended with them at each other's throats. So once I got past that, I did enjoy the story, as a mystery, suspense fan I felt Dani took some liberties with the investigation side of the story. Allowing Kayden to be more involved than realistic. But it didn't ruin the story for me. So my overall thoughts, great story, and one that you don't want to miss as you wrap up the series. Definitely would recommend this book to others, and I do look forward to what is next from Dani Pettrey. 4 stars from this reviewer. This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was provided for this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Kayden is a strong, independent woman determined to live a healthy life with a secret fear. Jake had a past that he kept secret for a long time, but it has finally been revealed. We met both characters in the previous Alaskan Courage books, and watched them slowly draw closer to each other. When the discovery is ruled a murder they work together to figure out what happened and why. The action and suspense is written very well without explicit details. The McKenna family is close and in their tight knit community each one is involved in solving the mystery of the incidents directed towards Kayden and Jake that are no accidents. The series concludes with Reef's story in Sabotaged.
Silenced is the fourth book in the Alaskan Courage series following the adventures of the McKenna siblings. They own and operate an outfitting and adventure tour company. I love the setting, an island town in Alaska, and I love the characters and always eagerly await the next book. I'm a little unclear as to whether or not this is the last book in the series as it didn't entirely finish up the story of the last sibling, Reef, but I think it is.
My one beef with this book is that I wish the back story for Jake had been explained a little more at the beginning. I'm sure we were told more details in the last book but I read it quite a while ago. I would have found a recap helpful. It sort of comes out throughout the story but it felt like the author was alluding to things I either forgot or just didn't know.
While the books in this series each center around one sibling, and their love interest of course, there is enough going on within the family that I would recommend starting with the first book and reading them in order or you will miss out on a lot.
This has been my favourite series in the last couple years and while I will be sad to see it finish up, I'm excited to see what Dani Pettrey writes about next.
This book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
This fourth book in the Alaskan Courage Series centers on Kayden McKenna. She is relaxing with a day of rock climbing when she comes upon a dead climber. Evidence points to murder. The sheriff asks Jake Cavanaugh to help in the investigation, deputizing him. Jake, who long hid his previous law enforcement career, is back on a case.
Kayden and Jake team up to find the killer, someone within the tight climbing community. Soon it appears the killer is after Kayden and Jake. Woven into the suspenseful story is the romance between Kayden and Jake.
I have read all the books in this series and I found this one the least satisfying of them all. The initial murder seemed to serve only to get Kayden and Jake working together on a case. That seemed a little strange to me since the (ultimate) murderer already knew that Jake loved Kayden so the planned revenge could have happened without the two working together on the climber's case. So I am not sure of that murder's role in the over all plot. Also, the romance between Kayden and Jake was simple and fast. No great obstacles to overcome, although I suppose one could say those obstacles happened in previous novels. It did seem too simple and too rushed to me.
Also, I wish there was more description of the Alaskan landscape. I do appreciate novels grounded in a setting with the characters noting the scenery.
Nonetheless, I did enjoy this novel. There is plenty of action and the importance of Christian faith is prominent.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of an independent and honest review.