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The Killing Tide Blog Tour: Book Review + Giveaway

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

About the Book

Book:  The Killing Tide
Author: Dani Pettrey
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 2019

When one Coast Guard officer is found dead and another goes missing, Coast Guard Investigative Service special agent Finn Walker faces his most dangerous crime yet. His only clues are what little evidence remains aboard the dead officer’s boat, and the direction the clues point to will test Finn and the Guard to their limits.

When investigative reporter–and Finn’s boss’s sister–Gabby Rowley arrives, her unrelenting questions complicate an already volatile situation. Now that she’s back, the tug on Finn’s heart is strong, but with the risks she’s taking for her next big story, he fears she might not live through it.

Thrown together by the heinous crime, Finn and Gabby can’t ignore the sparks or judgments flying between them. But will they be able to see past their preconceptions long enough to track down an elusive killer, or will they become his next mark?

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About the Author

Praised by New York Times best-selling author Dee Henderson as “a name to look for in romantic suspense,” Dani Pettrey has sold more than half a million copies of her novels to readers eagerly awaiting the next release. Dani combines the page-turning adrenaline of a thriller with the chemistry and happy-ever-after of a romance.
Her novels stand out for their “wicked pace, snappy dialogue, and likable characters” (Publishers Weekly), “gripping storyline[s],” (RT Book Reviews), and “sizzling undercurrent of romance” (USA Today).
She researches murder and mayhem from her home in Maryland. For more information visit www.danipettrey.com



More from Dani

Pettrey kicks off her new Coastal Guardians series with an intense blend of suspense, love, and faith. The Killing Tide features romance that’s as thrilling as the action, and faithful characters integrated seamlessly into a complex web of crime.
— Kate Campos BookList

The Killing Tide is the first book in my Coastal Guardian series. My husband was Navy, so why am I writing about the Coast Guard? Because I think their mission to keep our waters and our country safe should be highlighted more. Before I started writing The Killing Tide, I’ll admit I knew little about the Coast Guard. I had a friend in high school who joined the Guard right after graduation, but that’s about the depth of my experience with them. Then, my husband and I watched a movie called The Finest Hour.

If you haven’t seen it, I highly urge you to. It’s the true story of one of the most dangerous and daring rescue attempts in Coast Guard history. Boatswain’s Mate First Class Bernie Webber takes a small team to rescue the crew of the Pendleton T2 oil tanker, which split in half off the coast of Cape Cod during a brutal nor’easter in 1952. I won’t ruin the ending for you, but let’s just say it’s a wonderful testament to courage in adversity. After watching it, I knew I had to write a series about the Coast Guard. I began researching and came across the Coast Guard Investigative Service and my interest was highly peaked. After talking with Coast Guardsmen, both newly in the service and those long retired, I began to see the story weaving together like a movie in my mind. I hope you enjoy reading the CGIS Wilmington teams’ adventures, cases and…of course, romances.

My Thoughts

From the time that this book released nearly a year ago, it has been sitting in my TBR. I was drawn in by the stunning cover, but further intrigued by the story line. Still, it always seemed to get pushed aside as something else came into my pile. Upon hearing the second book in this series would be releasing soon, I knew it was now the perfect time to check it out.

Right from the start, I was drawn into the action. It seemed like with every turn of the page, something else was happening to keep me reading on. The mystery and suspense aspect of this story was absolutely fantastic and I could not get enough. This is one where I absolutely didn't see the ultimate bad guy reveal coming. In fact, once it was revealed, it took me some time to register and put it all together. That being said, I did have a little trouble getting into other areas of the story. First of all, we are introduced to a wide variety of characters and get a glimpse of their perspective as well. I believe this was in part to help introduce the key players not only in this story but also in future books of the story as well. While this certainly makes sense, I did find that it slowed me down a bit trying to remember who was who and where they fit in. I also really just didn't seem to connect well with Gabby's character. She seems to constantly and senselessly get herself into danger, and the overly cautious person I am just really didn't understand that at all. I did however really enjoy Rissi's perspective, and look forward to getting to read more about her story in the next book.

Overall, despite my hesitations about this particular character, I still enjoyed this story very much... and with it's lead in to book number two, I truly cannot wait to read more. If you enjoy Christian romantic suspense, this is certainly one to check out.

Blog Stops

Genesis 5020, June 18
Worthy2Read, June 19
Pause for Tales, June 21
Betti Mace, June 22
KarenSueHadley, June 23
Emily Yager, June 26
Splashes of Joy, June 26
Moments, June 27
Stories By Gina, June 28
Cathe Swanson, June 28
Mary Hake, June 29


To celebrate her tour, Dani is giving away the grand prize package of a Kindle, $20 Amazon gift card and a signed copy of The Crushing Depths!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


  1. I enjoyed your review, thank you for sharing

  2. This sounds quite interesting!

  3. Thanks much for sharing your book and a giveaway. Sounds great!


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