Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Review and Giveaway: Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey

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Heidi Reads... Cold Shot by Dani Pettrey

My rating: 5 stars / It was amazing


In college, Griffin McCray and his four best friends had their lives planned out. Griffin and Luke Gallagher would join the Baltimore PD. Declan Gray would head to the FBI and Parker Mitchell would go on to graduate school as a crime scene analyst. But then Luke vanished before graduation and their world--and friendships--crumbled.

Now Griffin is a park ranger at Gettysburg, having left life as a SWAT-team sniper when a case went bad. The job is mostly quiet--until the day he captures two relic hunters uncovering skeletal remains near Little Round Top. Griffin just wants the case to go away, but charming forensic anthropologist Finley Scott determines that the body is modern--a young social justice lawyer missing since spring--and all evidence points to the work of an expert sniper. When FBI agent Declan Gray takes 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 murder that crosses continents.

My Review

Talk about a nail-biter! I've been so excited to see what Dani Pettrey wrote after finishing her amazing Alaskan Courage series, and Cold Shot did not disappoint. The action begins swiftly and we get to know Griffin and Finley bit by bit as they are swept along in a dangerous investigation. Even though they haven't made each other's lives easier, I loved how the mutual admiration quickly turned to growing chemistry. They work well together and with the other members of the team each having their own set of skills, the plot moves forward at a steady clip. I appreciated that the characters turned to prayer in moments of anxiety, helplessness, and danger. The brief glimpses from the villain's perspective without revealing his identity ramps up the suspense and I couldn't put the book down! While the majority of the telling is from Griffin and Finley's points of view, we also see some from other members of the team, giving a great set up for the upcoming books in the series. I can't wait! Highly recommend, especially to fans of suspense with romance woven in.

(Thank you to Bethany House Publishing for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)

About the Author

Dani Pettrey is a wife, home-schooling mom, and the acclaimed author of the brand new romantic suspense Chesapeake Valor series, as well as the well-loved Alaskan Courage series which includes her bestselling novels Submerged, Shattered, Stranded, Silenced, and Sabotaged. 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 daughters, son-in-law, and super-adorable grandson.


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