Oh my goodness... I thought that Submerged was sensational, but Dani Pettrey really outdid herself with Shattered! I'd definitely recommend reading the series in order to really understand the characters and the little details that Dani gradually reveals in each book. This one is my favourite so far. I also loved the addition of Darcy St. James - the tenacious little spitfire! Can't wait to see what might develop between her and Gage!
Shattered had loads of action and even more suspense (is that even possible?). I loved how Landon develops in the story, especially concerning his faith, and how his and Piper's relationship develops. Piper's curiosity, stubbornness and antics made me laugh! I'm glad that they realised their feelings earlier rather than later in the book. I think I would have died if the going forwards and backwards in their relationship continued any longer! Highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery, spine-tingling suspense and a sweet love story.
Shattered is the second book in Dani Pettrey's Alaskan Courage series. Although it doesn't specifically say, I believe that this book picks up just a few weeks after the first book ends.
The McKenna's youngest brother Reef has returned home after several years of being away. But the first time his family sees him he is covered in blood and is being arrested for murder of fellow teammate Karli Davis. The Mckenna clan then goes to work proving his innocence.
While we get to see all the McKenna siblings and Jake, this book is Piper McKenna and Landon Grainger's story. These two were so much fun. I love the interaction. Both are passionate, stubborn and clearly have issues but I just fell in love with them both more and more as the story unfolded. Piper has a great heart in believing her brother's innocence, however for me she was a wee bit on the reckless side. But this was countered very nicely by Landon's very practical nature. The two balanced each other very well. We get some very prominent backstory on Landon and we get to meet Darcy St. James who is featured in a future book.
One of the more impressive things about this book, is the amount of talk about God and faith. We do not normally get to see lengthy discussions about these things too often. More and more I read about God Jesus, faith and salvation just in passing, but the author did a wonderful job reveling where Piper and Landon stood in their faith, and it was delightful to watch that faith grow as the story progressed.
As with the first book, the amount of research that the author put in, was remarkable. She is truly gifted with the ability to bring the reader in with such vivid detailed descriptions of the places and people that she writes about.
This book was a good as the first, it does not disappoint.
Shattered, Dani's second novel in the Alaska series, leaves the McKenna family shattered when their prodigal brother's return leads to his arrest for murder. Deputy Landon Grainger knows the McKennas, but his boss is pushing him to solve the case and charge the most likely suspect. Pursuing the truth puts his job in jeopardy as the impetuous Piper McKenna begins her own investigation determined to exonerate her brother. The two follow clues deep into the back country and although their long friendship may be turning into something deeper, the case is becoming deadlier at every turn.
The second book in the series stands by itself. It had been sometime since reading the first book Submerged but I joined up with the McKenna family right from page one. Piper has grown up all her life with Deputy Landon but he has drawn away from her confusing her and she doesn't need to be confused while she is trying to solve who setup her brother Reed for the murder of Karli Davis. The book is fast paced, covers lots of mileage from Alaska to California and back. Not only the countryside is large but so are the people with so many important side characters developing Karli's background and life. Who was she? And who is still trying to kill them. Loved the read and the mystery, lots of twists and turns.
This is the first time reading any of Dani Pettreys work!
A good mystery book is what I've always enjoyed, and these books really keep you captivated in the story!
Submerged!! Bailey had vowed never to set foot in Yancy again, but then a death lead her back where she never wanted to go again!! As she arrives back home she gets overwhelmed with all the emotions of her reckless youth! And then the mystery begins!!!!
Cole is the head of his family after the death of their parents, he also has a past with Bailey!
As a Dive Rescue Captain, Cole has worked Search and Rescue cases before. This case however, brings all kinds of chaos! a murder investigation, and a reunion with the girl that broke his heart!!
As they are thrown together throughout this investigation they realize they have feelings for each other, but can they get past all the hurt!
This story is about heartache and forgiveness, and how their coming to Christ can change who they are and who they will become!
Shattered!! In this book we again meet the McKenna family, Reef finds himself in custody after being accused of murdering Karli! So Piper goes on a manhunt for the real culprit! She is sure her brother is innocent, so who is to blame!! Landon, family friend and deputy sworn to uphold the truth,( but the facts are stacked against Reef ) also in love with Piper, who thinks of him as her best friend!! They end up off on a great adventure trying to prove Reefs innocence, which is not looking good!! There is alot of suspense and intrigue in this story you are going to want to read it!
I was provided a copy of this book by Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.