Thursday, February 14, 2013

Submerged by Dani Pettrey (Review)


  • Paperback: 320 pages

  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers; Original edition (May 1, 2012)

  • ISBN-13: 978-0764209826


  • A sabotaged flight. Two murdered divers. A single clue—a grainy image of sunken treasure.

    Dive Rescue Captain Cole McKenna has never worked a case like this, but who he’s working with may prove more dangerous than the assignment. It’s been a lifetime since Bailey mangled his heart. Now she’s back in town and he needs her expertise to track down the illusive treasure.
    Professor of Russian Studies Bailey Craig vowed never to set foot in Yancey again, but when her beloved aunt dies, she has no choice. Her plan of attack is simple: return for Agnes’s funeral, get the family business ready for a quick sale, and then put Yancey and all the heartbreaking memories wrapped up in it behind her for good.

    Cole walking through her door, asking for her help on a murder investigation, wasn’t part of her plan, neither are the feelings he’s resurrecting—feelings best left dead.

    Bailey agrees to help for the sake of the victims, and travels with Cole across Alaska’s rugged terrain and deep beneath its coastal waters. As the case escalates, so do their feelings for one another.

    Unfortunately, not everyone is willing to let go of the past and just when Bailey thinks she can’t take it any longer, the case shifts in a new and extremely personal direction, fastening her in for its duration.

    Racing against the clock and a rising body count, Cole and Bailey fight to find the treasure and uncover the hidden history at the root of it all. But will they be too late?


    My Review:

    This was a great debut novel. I really enjoyed it and read it as fast as I could. Christian romantic suspense is my favorite genre. It held my attention from the first page. I am so glad it is a series. I liked the author's descriptions of setting and characters. The plot was well developed and flowed well. She reminds me of Dee Henderson and Irene Hannon whose books I love. I can't wait to read more from this author.  Highly Recommended. :)




    About the author:

    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, nailbiting 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 www.danipettrey.com.

    Review copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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