Silence is the fourth book in the Alaskan Courage Series. This is Kayden and Jakes Story.
When Kayden and Jake take a vacation day to do some rock climbing they discover a dead body wedged into a crevice. When the McKennas begin to investigate, they inadvertently put Kaydens life in danger. As her family rallies around her, Jake steps up and puts his training to use.
This is the book that we find out all about Jake and his past. We discover what drove him to Alaska and why he has carefully hidden his past.
I really enjoyed getting to know Jake and his struggle to come to terms with his past, as well as his growing feelings for Kayden. Kayden, however, I struggled with. From the first book she seemed too hard for my taste, however in reflection I know understand why she was that way, but at the time it still difficult.
One of the things that has stuck with me about this book, wasnt the plot or characters, it was the theme of forgiveness that ran through the entire book. Both Jake and Kayden have issues that they need Gods help to forgive others as well as themselves. I was wonderful to have that unfold throughout the entire book.
Although this book was not my favorite in the series, I found it be as well written and well researched as the previous books. Definitely worth the time to read.
This was my first Dani Pettrey book and I enjoyed it very much! It was full of romance, mystery, adventure and faith. The characters were believable and the description vivid. Every time I thought the conflict was coming close to a resolution, Dani threw something else in there to surprise me. Although this was book four in the series, I had no trouble following along with the characters and their ties to each other. Can't wait for Dani's next book!
Woah_ This book is an absolute thriller! I seriously could not put it down. Dani has honestly lifted this already fantastic series to even greater heights with Silenced. The story and the characters are completely captivating. Kayden's struggle with her fears is so easy to relate to. Most of us have been there or know what it's like to be afraid. I really admired Kayden's inner strength and the way she developed in the book. And Jake, honestly what can I say? He is truly one of the most remarkable male characters I have ever come across in a book. He has been knocked down many times, yet he does not give up. You can't help but be full of admiration for him and how the hard times have shaped him into an even better man - a true hero. Silenced is such an uplifting book that truly inspires you and has you cheering the characters on. Add in an evil villain who is determined to have revenge and fingernail-biting suspense and you are all set for another thrilling adventure with the McKenna clan. Can't wait to find out Reef and Kirra's story in the next exciting instalment!
Dani Pettrey's fourth installment in the Alaskan Courage Series is out and she hasn't missed a beat yet!
Silenced was an exciting read filled with an amazing cast of characters. Most of them are all familiar to readers who have been following the series all along. I read this book from that perspective, having started with Dani and the McKenna clan in book #1 Submerged. I am not a good person to ask how the story holds its own to a reader just joining the fun. However, each of the past characters plays a supporting role in the book, continuing on with their story lines slightly. This makes the characters more fleshed out then just names and casual mentions.
I have been looking forward to this story line since the middle of book #3 Stranded. Kayden always drew my curiosity in the ways she poked and prodded at Jake, hoping to prove him a fraud. In book #3 we all got a glimpse into his secretive past making us all, Kayden included, like him a little bit more.
Now in Silenced we have the full growth of that change into a budding romance. And a sweet one at that. Jake is anything but a fraud. He is a gentle man filled with protectiveness, spirit and faith. He fights hard to protect the woman he's falling for and the family that supports her. A wonderful hero.
It was also fun to peel back some of the hardened outer layers of Kayden and see into her heart. She is a strong woman with her own demons and secrets to secure. Yet, with faith, time and the gentle prodding of a compassionate, caring man she learns to reveal her true self.
The suspenseful plot was responsible for a few late nights, but thankfully I was compelled to finish it in only a few days! Pettrey has a gift for keeping the reader moving along. Her twists and turns are engaging and believable. This book is tops in that category. I can't even tell you why, or I might spoil the ride for you. Loved the twist!!
Again, Pettrey sets the stage for another round. The book adds in a couple new points of view later in the book as bad-boy brother Reef gets a voice along with newcomer Kirra. At first this threw me off. I found it distracting to the story line my heart was invested in. It became clear as the story went along that this was the pre-staging for the next book Sabotaged. However, it was a bit jolting so late in the story. Even still, I am looking forward to see what trouble those two characters will get in to. (Release February 2015.)
Overall, a fantastic addition to your summer reading list! Excitement, romance, enthralling settings and deep, engaging characters - a perfect mix!
Thanks to Bethany House, and the author for a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. These thoughts are my own and I was not required to review it positively.
This is a Dani Pettrey book, need I say more? OK, so for this actually to be a review I DO have say at least a little more. I LOVE suspense, got hooked years ago on mystery and suspense and have devoured the genre since. I read the first book in the Alaskan Courage series last year and have enjoyed each succeeding title.
Silenced has everything it takes to make a good suspense story. One of my favorite parts of reading mystery/suspense is trying to figure out who-done-it but Dani Pettrey had me really stumped on this one, I totally did not see it coming.
Another great story from a wonderful author, Silenced will grab your attention and hold it whether you are looking for romance, suspense, or the great outdoors, it has them all and then some.
Dani Pettrey has a confirmed fan in me and I will be eagerly awaiting, not only the final book in the series, but also any future books.
(I received a copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are entirely my own.)