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Crime scene investigator Parker Mitchel prays thatGod will guide him in helping Avery, his assistant find her missing friend. At a local art gallery showing, famous photographer Gerard Vaughn shows artistic portraits of his subjects in near death scenes. Skyler’s portrait is one of the featured photographs. As Parker and Avery interview people who had recent contact with Skyler they must prove who is responsible if they want to find her alive.
Number of Pages: 352
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Chesapeake Valor
Blacklisted in the photography business over a controversial shot, Avery Tate answered an ad for a crime scene photographer. She expected to be laughed at, but crime scene analyst Parker Mitchell hired her outright--and changed her life. But six months ago, when her feelings for Parker became too strong, she left his employ to sort out her heart.
Now, for the first time, Avery is facing the world that rejected her to attend the gallery opening of a photography exhibit and support her best friend, who modeled for the show. But the only image of her friend is a chilling photo of her posing as if dead--and the photographer insists he didn't take the shot. Worse, her friend can't be found. She immediately calls Parker for help. As Avery, Parker, and his friends in law enforcement dig into the mystery, they find themselves face-to-face with a relentless and deadly threat.
touchdownOHAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Still LifeJuly 8, 2017touchdownOHAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I preordered this book without reading any reviews, something I always do with this author. In some ways it's my least favorite and in others my favorite. I felt the book went in too many different directions too fast. I couldn't keep up with all the people and their pasts that apparently I was supposed to remember from book one. I even had to go back through parts of book one. After I finished reading it, I read some reviews. A few people felt the same way. The writing wasn't quite as smooth as her other books. I did enjoy it. I really liked the fact that when the characters spoke of religion they actually talked of repenting, forgiveness and living for the Lord. The author even mentioned that word that most authors don't dare to mention. HELL. Yes it's real and exists. Bravo to the author. Looking forward to the next book.
butterflii410Age: 35-44Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Loved it!April 26, 2017butterflii410Age: 35-44Gender: FemaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Oh, Dani Pettrey has done it again! I just love all her books; this one included! I loved the relationship between Avery and Parker. I enjoyed the suspense on every page. I like how we get a feel for the characters for her next book so we aren't just being introduced at the beginning of their story. "Still Life" also is an awesome reminder that no matter what you have done in the past, God forgives when you give your heart to him. He's always a prayer away. I'm anxiously awaiting for the next in the series!
~I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.~
ShannahAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Review from Faith * Love * Books: Thrilling, spine tingling romance from Dani Pettrey!April 26, 2017ShannahAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Dani Pettrey adds another gripping novel to her Chesapeake Valor series with Still Life. From beginning to end, this book keeps you guessing. Just when I thought I had it figured out, a new clue would surface and I'd have to reassess. I absolutely LOVED that about this book.
I'm so glad I got to catch back up with Griffin, Finley, Kate, Declan, and Tanner but I loved Avery and Parker's story. At the beginning, we see Avery and Parker both struggling with things in their past as well as their feelings for each other. In true Pettrey style, they are caught on a wild ride that brings them closer to each other and in the end, to love.
I loved that the focus of the book, besides the mystery and romance (of course), was on Avery's struggle to let go of her past. How many of you have been there? I know I have. Once we become new creations in Christ, our past is just that - the past. Avery knew God had forgiven her, wiped her sins and past clean, but she struggled with forgiving herself.
If you like thrilling stories, with spine tingling moments (even at the end..), a dash of romance, and of course a happy ending, Dani Pettrey's Still Life will not disappoint.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.*
MarbieThe NetherlandsAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5An interesting and suspenseful read!April 16, 2017MarbieThe NetherlandsAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 3Meets Expectations: 4I really enjoyed this second book in the Chesapeake Valor series. I felt more connected with the characters than in the first book in this series; Cold Shot.
Still Life is a treat for mystery lovers. I hadnt figured out who murdered Skylar. Only when the author intended the reader to find out, I had my aha moment. Parker and Avery are a nice couple, but they have to overcome obstacles before they can get serious.
Theres another investigation going on as well, lead by Declan. The reader gets to know Declan well enough to look forward to the next book in the Chesapeake Valor series where no doubt Declans love story will be told while working a case.
An interesting and suspenseful read that kept my attention throughout the story. Nicely done, Dani.
VickyLafayette, IndianaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Still Life..superb readApril 10, 2017VickyLafayette, IndianaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Still Life is Dani Pettrey's second book in the Chesapeake Valor series and it is another winner.
When you find your favorite authors and their new book comes out, you just know it will be good. Dani writes some of the absolute best romantic suspense stories that are printed.
He glances around what had become a dumping ground by the river's edge. Dark, silent...deserted. Perfect.
Popping the trunk of his car, he hefted the heavy garment bag out and trudged through the mud, the foul odor of rotting garbage and brackish water pungent on the wind lashing his face. A thunderstorm was brewing, churning the humid air. Lightening pierced the murky sky.
He found a fitting spot and tossed her away like the trash she was.
What a prologue that entices you to find out who, what, when where and why. That i where Avery Tate comes in. She had been a photographer that was blacklisted by a controversial shot. When she answers am ad for a crime scene photographer but was hired to her surprise. She also became smitten over Parker Mitchell who hired her so she left the business. When she attends a photography exhibit that her friend modeled for, she is surprised to see her picture, but the picture looks like she is posing and also dead. Now for Avery to find her friend and enlists Parker for help in finding her. Where do they start and who can they trust in the photography business?
As I stated in the beginning, Dani Pettrey is a superb writer that hooks you in with believable characters and their struggles in life along with plots that keep you guessing as who the culprit is and how will it all end.
The only sad thing is, I have to wait till October for book 3!
Thanks to Bethany House Publishers for a free copy of this book just for my honest opinion.