Picked up a copy of new author Dani Pettrey's first book, Submerged, last weekend at the bookstore. I have read a lot of good reviews for this title and was really hoping to find a new romantic suspense author to add to my collection.
This book is excellent!
Bailey Craig has a reputation in her home town. That's why she planned to never return. But the death of her aunt in a plan crash makes a quick visit for the funeral inevitable. She plans to get in and get out as quickly as possible and then never look back again.
But plans are changed when evidence surfaces proving her aunt's death wasn't an accident. Then more deaths occur, all linked in someway to her aunt, and Bailey's expertise becomes invaluable in figuring out what's going on.
Cole McKenna had given up hope of ever seing Bailey after she ran away years ago, but now she's back. He would love to prove to her he's not the same guy, just as she's not the same girl, but lurking danger and a painful past push them apart even as it pulls them together.
Can they survive the mounting body count and beat a racing clock to find the hidden truth?
Not only does Dani Pettrey write a convincing and gripping suspense story, her characters grab your heart and don't let go. I love the family dynamics in play here and the intriguing clues that hint at things to come.
Submerged is book one in the Alaskan Courage series and heads up what promises to be a great set of stories about the McKenna clan. If you enjoy authors like Dee Henderson, then you've got to give this new author a try. I'm hooked!
Can't wait until February when book two, Shattered, releases.