Wednesday, January 27, 2016

On My Nightstand - Submerged by Dani Pettrey

Bailey Craig returns to Yancey, Alaska after her aunt is killed in a plane crash. Certain residents won't let her forget her wild years, but the McKenna family takes her under their wing.

Cole McKenna, the man she once loved, is torn between memories and the obvious change in Bailey. As a member of a rescue team, he needs her help in finding clues to a string of murders.

Romantic suspense is one of my favorite genres. The author did a great job weaving the relationship between Bailey and Cole into the story.

The richness in detail made Submerged captivating. Dani Pettrey's research skills shine as she pours Russian history and vivid scenes of diving onto the page. The setting of Alaska gave the book a unique flavor.

I cared about these characters, their lives, and their futures. I'll be picking up the other books in the series. Overall, I give this book five stars for the writing, plot, and research. It's a winner.

Disclaimer: Neither the author nor the publisher requested a favorable review. I purchased the book, and all the opinions expressed are my honest evaluation.

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Anonymous said...

I love stories too that have the north as a backdrop. I will be looking into this one, maybe for a future book club read!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Lynn,

This was a great story. Her other books are on my Wish List.

God bless,
Susan :)