Monday, January 7, 2013

SHATTERED by Dani Pettrey

             Warning: Don't start this book unless you have a big chunk of time to read, because once you get into the story, you are not going to want to put it down.  The beginning pages find the McKenna family with a huge problem.  The youngest brother shows up at Piper's door (read book one, Submerged,  first so you know who Piper and the rest of the McKenna's are), Reef is covered in blood and is claiming he didn't kill Karli Davis.  But who did and why?  This is what you will try to find out as you travel by plane across country, go from Alaska to California and back and track the clues till they lead you to the truth.  It is a wild ride, filled with adventure and suspense, but also some lovely romance!

The chemistry between Piper and Landon in this story is just great.  I loved reading how this relationship was blossoming for both of them.  Piper is one little spitfire who doesn't back down when she sets out to prove her brother innocent.  Landon is a officer of the law, who does things by the book.  They together set out to track down the clues.  The Mckenna family is just fun to hang out with.  I couldn't help laughing when they were revealing their middle names and their mother's reasoning behind them.  The story is filled with suspense, but there is also moments when you just have to smile.  The author also does a great job of incorporating into this story the faith in the Lord that some of them had and how that has an impact on others for the good.  God is able to transform lives!  It was encouraging to see that in this story.  There is also the beginning of another McKenna family member and a certain newspaper reporter relationship that I look forward to reading hopefully in another book in this Alaskan Courage series.  I don't give out 5 stars very often, but this one was definitely deserving of it.

Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (February 1, 2013)
ISBN-10: 0764209833
ISBN-13: 978-0764209833

This complimentary copy provided by Bethany House Publishers through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


Sherry Kuhn said...

It was an excellent story! Glad you liked it too! ;)

Dani Pettrey said...


Thanks so much for taking time to read and review Shattered. Thrilled you enjoyed Piper and Landon's story so :)