Tuesday, July 19, 2022

The Deadly Shallows by Dani Pettrey: Book Review

 **I received a complimentary copy for consideration. All thoughts are my own. 

A deadly attack.
A stolen weapon capable of immense destruction.
A painful secret that threatens to tear two hearts apart.

CGIS Agent Noah Rowley is rocked to the core when several of his valued team members come under fire on his Coast Guard base. He and his remaining team race to the scene and end the attack, but not before innocent lives are lost. Furious and grief-stricken, he vows to do whatever is needed to bring the mastermind behind the attack to justice.

Stunned by the ambush, Coast Guard flight medic Brooke Kesler evacuates in a helicopter carrying the only surviving gunman. The gravely wounded man whispers mysterious information to Brooke that immediately paints a target on her back.

As Brooke and Noah race to uncover answers, emotions between them ignite. Noah struggles to protect Brooke at all costs and to conceal the secret that prevents him from becoming what he longs to be--the right man for her.

Everything is at stake as a horrifying truth emerges. . . .

The attack wasn't the end game. It was only the beginning.

Publishers Weekly and #1 Amazon bestselling author, Dani Pettrey has sold nearly 800,000 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 about her novels, visit danipettrey.com

The Deadly Shallows is the third book in the Coastal Guardians series. While I had read the previous books in the series, I must admit it had been a little while with many books read in between, so the details were a bit fuzzy. Even still, I found this would read just fine as a standalone as well... though I'd certainly recommend the rest of the series as well. 

While the book description only mentions Brooke and Noah's story, there are actually two romances and two cases throughout the story. The point of view switches back and forth between several characters, and rather quickly at times too. I will say that it took me a bit to get into that pace and to associate myself with who was who during those transitions... but after a few chapters, I really found this pace worked well within the story to keep up the high suspense and making me unable to put it down. We are given just enough to keep us hanging on to every word, and I absolutely loved it! Dani Pettrey continues to impress me with her ability to weave together these layered stories with the perfect blend of romance, suspense and faith... and I cannot wait to see what she does next.

If you're a fan of Christian romantic suspense, this is certainly one not to be missed. 


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