Sunday, January 31, 2016

Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey

Cover ArtFour Best Friends. 
And Then One Went Missing . . . 

In college, Griffin McCray and his three best friends had their lives planned out. Griffin and Luke Gallagher would join the Baltimore Police Department, Declan Grey would head to the FBI, and Parker Mitchell would study to become a crime scene analyst. But then Luke vanished before graduation and their world--and friendships--crumbled. 

Now years later, Griffin has left the police and his friendships behind. Still trying to forget a case that went bad when he was a SWAT team sniper, he's living a quiet life as a park ranger at Gettysburg. Quiet until skeletal remains are uncovered near Little Round Top--and they aren't Civil War-era. 

Griffin just wants the case to go away, but charming forensic anthropologist Finley Scott discovers evidence pointing to the work of an expert sniper. When FBI agent Declan Grey steps in to take over the case, past and present collide. Griffin soon realizes he'll need to confront some of the darkest days of his life if he--and those he cares about--are going to escape a downward spiral of crime, danger, and murder.

My Thoughts:
Book one in Chesapeake Valor by Dani Pettrey is a book that you don't want to miss, especially if you love books full of suspense, crime and danger. This book will have you turning the pages, especially if you're a nail biter. You'll be wanting to solve the case the entire time, and it will keep you on your feet. If you thought you had it figure out, which believe me, I figured I did... Well, forget it! Only a great author could throw her readers for the loop of a lifetime to keep us guessing. Just as you think it's time to take a breath, you won't because nothing is safe. There were moments where I felt my heart racing. This book is full of intensity and "Oh my gosh" moments.  Not only that but a tale of romance, humor and a great overall arching theme, which I will not give away. I anticipate book two to be just as excellent and am super excited for it! 
 Readers, if you are looking for high suspense, romance, a great series and life lesson to be learned, look no further, Cold Shot is not to be missed. You'll fall in love with the characters; you'll stay up way too late, and you'll be thinking about this story long after you've finished. For all these reasons and more, I give this book 5/5 stars. 
Thank you to Bethany House for providing me a complimentary copy for review purposes only. I was not compensated for a positive review.

About the Author: 
Dani Pettrey
Photo Credit: Michael Pettrey Photography
Dani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the acclaimed author of the Alaskan Courage romantic suspense series, which includes her bestselling novels Submerged,ShatteredStrandedSilenced, and Sabotaged. Her books have been honored with the Daphne du Maurier award, two HOLT Medallions, two National Readers' Choice Awards, the Gail Wilson Award of Excellence, and Christian Retailing's Best Award, among others.  

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, where they enjoy time with their two daughters, a son-in-law, and a super adorable grandson. 
You can find her online at

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