Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Shattered by Dani Pettrey

First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Dani Pettrey and her publisher for sending me a copy of "Shattered" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

“Shattered” by Dani Pettrey is an exciting and romantically infused suspense read!  It is a legally passionate story in which the leading lady, Piper McKenna, is frequently the only believer in the saying, “innocent until proven guilty”.  When a murder is committed during a sporting event in Yancey, the entire town is catapulted into an emotional frenzy.  The sheriff is posturing himself for re-election rather than fighting for justice.  The McKennas are rallying around the accused:  their brother, Reef.  Piper, dissatisfied with how the investigation is being handled, trusts her instincts and begins her own investigation, leading her to constantly bump heads with Landon Grainger, the man she’s crazy about but who won’t give her a second glance.

Landon is struggling more and more to maintain his professional distance as he is continually encounters Piper during the investigation.  He is also caught between his boss’ political aspirations to close the case quickly and his own desire to see that justice is done.  His job is in jeopardy and his and Piper’s lives are on the line as they pursue the truth into the more rugged and dangerous parts of the Alaskan wilderness.

“Shattered” reads well as a stand-alone novel, but the depth of the relationships is greater if you’ve read “Submerged” (the first novel in the Alaskan Courage Series).  Both books are riveting reads!

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