Sunday, August 19, 2012

Submerged (Alaskan Courage Book 1) By Dani Pettrey

I received this book from Bethany House Publishers for no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own!

Book Description:

A sabotaged plane. Two dead deep-water divers.

One single clue.

Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey, Alaska, again. She has a past, and a reputation--and Yancey's a town that doesn't forget. She's returned only to bury a loved one killed in the plane crash, but then dark evidence emerges and Bailey's own expertise becomes invaluable for the case.

Cole McKenna can face dangerous rescue dives. He can face the fear a murderer may be threatening his town. But facing the reality of Bailey's reappearance is a tougher challenge. She broke his heart...but doesn't seem to be the same girl who left Yancey ten years ago. And he's not the same guy she left behind.

Racing against the clock and a rising body count, Bailey and Cole must move beyond the hurts of their pasts to work together until the truth of what is hidden in the depths finally surfaces.

My Thoughts:

Submerged (Alaskan Courage Book 1) is Dani Pettrey's debut novel and it is a winner! When I saw the cover and read the description I knew I HAD to have it!  Submerged is a fast paced story that has a little bit of everything in it: Mystery, Romance, History, family relationships and Christian Values.  The characters in this novel are well developed and I really felt like I knew them like friends.  Dani Pettrey gives these characters a real life feel that I could feel myself relating to them.  Dani Pettrey writes with authority on diving, boats, Alaska ,and its history. The setting of this story is written so vividly that I felt like I was right there in the book, taking in the scenery.  This book is hard to put down and it truly kept me guessing until the end.  Dani Pettrey is on my must read list! I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Christian Suspense Fiction, it will not disappoint!

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