Monday, March 11, 2013

Shattered by Dani Pettrey

February 1, 2013
Bethany House
364 pages


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.

My Thoughts:

In Shattered, the McKenna family gets another chance at solving a murder. This time, though, their brother, Reef, is the prime suspect. Landon and Piper take center stage in this book, where in the first one, the spotlight was on Bailey and Cole. I'm thrilled to know that there will be 5 books in this series(one for each of the McKenna siblings).

I'm not one to read suspense novels. I'm a scaredy cat, so I keep my distance. I was drawn to this series, though, and decided to go for it. My sister lived in Alaska for a few years, and one of my nephews was born there. Even though I never got to visit, I still feel like I have a special bond to Alaska. Thankfully, it wasn't too much for me. It was just enough to keep me turning the pages, but not scared out of my mind. If you're like me, and hesitant to open up a suspense novel, but crave a mystery with your romance, definitely give this series a try!

It was fun getting to know each of the siblings even more. The bond between them, especially where Piper was concerned was incredibly sweet. My family didn't exactly grow up with that kind of bond. ;) The romance was "melt your heart" sweet, too.

Overall, Shattered was a wonderful book escape, and I recommend it wholeheartedly.

*I was provided a review copy through Litfuse Publicity and Bethany House in exchange for my honest opinion.

**If you would like to see what others on this tour are saying about Shattered, go HERE.

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

Dani Pettrey is celebrating the release of Shattered with a Nook HD giveaway and a Facebook Author Chat Party {3/14}. 

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One winner will receive:

  • A brand new Nook HD
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1 comment:

  1. You had me laughing when you mentioned you don't read thrillers cause you're a scaredy cat. I like suspense and thrillers, but I don't like them if they are horrific or contain paranormal elements. This series sounds great!