Thursday, March 14, 2013

Shattered by Dani Pettrey

Dani Pettrey
Alaskan Courage Book two

Danie Pettrey creates an Alaskan adventure full of dynamic characters. The McKenna family owns an adventure center in the beauty of Alaska. Family run, the McKenna family is a strong knit clan. Family friends Landon and Jake have been adopted into the family since childhood. One brother though, has been on the outskirts for a few years. Reef comes back home and immediately is arrested for the murder of Karli. Tug and Ashley saw Reef with Karli dead in his arms. All the evidence points to him.

Sister Piper knows there is no way her brother could have done this. Sheriff has the case in the bag, but officer Landon (part of the adopted McKenna family) wants to help Piper find the evidence. Piper has a knack for PI work and won't stop until she finds some leads, this of course leads her into grave danger with a murderer on the loose. Landon, always thought of by Piper as a 'big brother' figure, finds himself caring for Piper on a much deeper level. He is fearful to share this with her, (unknown to him she feels the same), and it makes their working relationship rather tense.

I love that there are many 'main characters' in this book. Even the ones you would consider secondary are very well developed. I did not read the first book in the series Submerged, but I think the character development will lead well into a third book where the focus will shift onto a few of the 'minor  characters' as their story is explored more. With a larger family unit like this, the stories and mysteries can be endless! I hope we see the McKenna family for a long time.

Sometimes multiple characters like this can get overwhelming in a book, but Dani Pettrey defines them well, and makes it easy to follow along. The mystery of the murder kept me turning the pages and staying up to finish the book into the wee hours of the night. Dani Pettrey keeps us on a journey of guessing until the end!

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. 

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