Friday, March 22, 2013

Book Review - "Shattered"

"Shattered" is book 2 in Dani Pettrey's Alaskan Courage series and once I started reading I did not want to put it down and now I cannot wait to read book 3!  This book picks up right where book 1 "Submerged" ends; be sure you read that one first as not only do you not want to miss out on the excellent book, but also you will want to spend as much time as possible with the McKennas!

Reef McKenna has returned home, not to see his family, but because of a competition.  However, Reef is suddenly framed for murder and the evidence against him is stacking up.  While Reef has beeen away from home for a few years and he has been into trouble in the past, Piper knows that her brother is innocent and no way could he be responsible for murdering Karli.  Deputy Landon Grainger is like family to the McKennas, yet he sees the evidence against Reef and knows the outcome does not look good.  When Piper decides to do some investigating herself, Landon is forced to make decisions, both personally and professionally.  Suddenly the entire McKenna family plus a few extras find themselves following a trail that hopefully will prove Reef's innocence. 

I loved this book and stayed up to finish reading it as I could not put it down and I had to know the full story about Karli - her life and why she was murdered!  Dani takes the reader all over with the McKenna family tracking down leads and possible reasons as to why Karli was murdered. I was kept guessing until the end as there are so many theories and possibilities as to why Karli was murdered and who was behind it.  Alongside of this main storyline, there are others going on such as the relationship developing between Landon and Piper as well as Gage facing someone from his past and also his relationship that is developing with Darcy.  I am looking forward to book 3 which comes out October 1 (cannot wait!) and spending more time with Gage and Darcy as well as the entire McKenna family!  Dani Pettrey has become one of my "must-read" authors!

*Thank you to Bethany House Publishing Company for a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kristie!
    I just came across your blog, and noticed you enjoyed Dani Pettrey's novels, SUBMERGED and SHATTERED.

    STRANDED, the third book in Dani's Alaskan Courage series, will arrive in stores in September, and she has a fabulous giveaway happening September 2-19, to coordinate with the book release.

    Would you be interested in learning more, or sharing about the giveaway with your readers?

    If so, please let me know. You can contact me or my assistant at amanda at pulsepointdesign dot com, and we'll be happy to give you all the details.

    And either way, I hope you'll stop by and enter the giveaway when the contest goes live :)

    Cheering you on,