Thursday, 4 October 2012

Review - Submerged

By Dani Pettrey
Publisher: Bethany House
ISBN: 978-0764209826
Pub. Date: May 1, 2012
Pages: 320


In this debut novel by Dani Pettrey, Bailey Craig finds herself returning to her hometown of Yancey, Alaska to attend her aunt's funeral, who died in a plane crash. Coming back home is not easy thing to do as she had a bad reputation of being "easy" when she left. She turned her life around after leaving Yancey and now is a devoted Christian, but forgetting her past mistakes is a difficult thing to do.

While she is grieving for her sudden loss, she runs into an old flame, Cole McKenna. She broke the guy's heart years ago. Cole is now a devoted Christian himself, but he can't come to forgive Bailey for the way she treated him. He owns a successful business with his siblings and he also helps out with the local Search & Rescue crew as a diver.

Two more bizarre deaths occur and Cole suspects that the deaths are related to her aunt's murder. The police then determined that her aunt's plane was tampered with. Bailey and Cole work together to unravel the mystery that is behind the murders, but in order to this they must resolve their feelings for each other.

Submerged, book one in the Alaskan Courage series, is an interested debut from Dani Pettrey. It may be labeled a Christian novel, but this book is a thriller in the style of James Patterson with a little romance thrown into the mix. I have read several books set in Alaska, but none of them ever had the characters to dive into the icy waters. I felt for both characters. Cole got his heartbroken by Bailey, who is now a completely different person. It's hard to forgive and forget which is the basic theme for Submerged. Overall, I loved reading the book and I recommend it to others.

Note - I received a complementary review copy courtesy of Bethany House.

1 comment:

  1. So glad you enjoyed it, makes me want it even more. I have read nothing but great reviews!


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