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Book Review: Submerged

Title: Submerged
Author: Dani Pettrey
Publisher: Bethany House
Date: May 2012
ISBN: 978-0764209826
Genre: Inspirational Romantic Suspense
Reviewed by: Laura Hilton

Bad girl Bailey Craig has vowed never to return to Yancey, Alaska. She’s changed-but Yancey is a town that doesn’t forget. When her aunt dies in a plane accident, she returns long enough to attend the funeral and put her aunt’s affairs in order. Then dark evidence emerges and Bailey’s expertise becomes invaluable for the case.

Cole McKenna faces dangerous rescue dives all the time. He understands that a murderer is threatening their town-but facing Bailey again is the hardest thing he’s ever done. She broke his heart when she left town. But she’s not the same girl-and he’s not the same guy.

As Cole and Bailey work together, the body count rises. Will they find the killer before it’s too late?

Submerged, Dani Pettrey’s debut novel in her Alaskan Courage series is amazing. Dani, a talented author, knows how to weave together a suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

Set in Alaska, it features lots of information about the state, the area, and about deep-sea diving. I could almost feel spiraling airplane as it crashes into the ocean, the iciness of the water, the fear as the plane shifts when the rescue workers attempt to save the victims. The characters feel so real they could be flesh and blood. They are flawed and hurting, but striving to live for Christ as best they can.

I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know these characters as they struggle to get away from their past to find a future.

Reviewed by Laura Hilton, author of Hot Chocolate, Shadows of the Past, Patchwork Dreams, A Harvest of Hearts, and Promised to Another.

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