Thursday, March 14, 2013

Shattered by Dani Pettrey - my review

I have to say that there is nothing more exciting for me then to discover a new 'favorite' author. Dani Pettrey falls into that category.  Shattered is her newest novel, the second in her Alaskan Courage series.  Let me tell you, Ms. Pettrey knows how to create suspense and keep you guessing right up until the very end.

Shattered is the story of Piper McKenna and Deputy Landon Grainger.  When Piper's prodigal brother returns to his hometown of Yancy, Alaska, he is found holding a dead girl and is arrested for her murder.  Piper, the youngest of the McKenna children, believes in her brother Reef's innocence and quickly embarks on a fast paced journey to prove his innocence.  Deputy Grainger, who has been like a member of the McKenna family, takes a leave of absence in order to go with Piper.  Along their journey they both discover that besides being best friends they have also fallen in love with each other.

Ms. Pettrey is a master story teller that kept me on the edge of my seat.  Snowboarding, jumping from helicopters, car bombs, killer motorcycle gangs, avalanches, hospital emergency rooms are just a few of the things you will encounter on this fast paced suspenseful novel.  Of course this is all intertwined with a sweet love story and one of the characters coming to know the Lord. I found it difficult to put down and devoured it in record time.  I now want to read her debut novel Submerged. 

I would highly recommend Shattered to anyone who is a fan of clean romantic suspense.  Ms. Pettrey doesn't overpower the story with preaching but the Christian thread is beautifully woven into this masterpiece of a story.

On a 5-Star scale - 5 BIG stars!!!

I would like to thank Litfuse Publishing and Bethany House for my review copy of Shattered.  I received my copy for free in order to read and give my honest review, which I have done.

About Shattered
With All the Evidence Against Him, Only a Sister's Trust Can Save Him Now
When her prodigal brother Reef's return to Yancey, Alaska, is shattered by his arrest for murder, Piper McKenna is determined to protect him.
Deputy Landon Grainger loves the McKennas like family, but he's also sworn to find the truth. And he knows those closest to you have the power to deceive you the most. With his sheriff pushing for a quick conviction, some unexpected leads complicate the investigation, and pursuing the truth puts Landon's career in jeopardy.
When Piper launches her own investigation, Landon realizes he must protect her from herself-and whatever complications await as the two follow clues deep into Canada's rugged backcountry. Not only does their long friendship seem to be turning into something more, but this dangerous case is becoming deadlier with each step. 
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Meet Dani:  
Dani Pettrey is a wife, homeschooling mom, and author. She feels blessed to write inspirational romantic suspense because it incorporates so many things she loves--the thrill of adventure, nail biting suspense, the deepening of her characters' faith, and plenty of romance. She and her husband reside in Maryland with their two teenage daughters. 
Visit her website at

Smiles & Blessings,

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