STORY: She may be the baby of the family but Piper McKenna is one determined girl. Her brother’s return to Alaska is shattered when he stands accused of murder. Fiercely protective of those she loves, Piper refuses to believe that Reef would murder anyone even as the evidence mounts. Making matters worse, the one person Piper thinks she can trust is who makes the arrest.
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Deputy Landon Grainger is conflicted over the arrest of Reef McKenna. For over ten years, he has been a part of their family and Cole’s best friend but now, in order to uphold the law, he has to follow the evidence, only doing so will mean crushing Piper. Refusing to stand by helpless, Piper determines she’ll carry out her own investigation, and Landon can do nothing to stop her. In order to keep close tabs on her, he sticks to her side, wanting to protect the woman he has silently loved all these years.
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REVIEW: It’s rare for me to be giddy over a suspense work of fiction. Sure, I like the genre as well as the next person but it’s one I’ve drifted from since reading Dee Henderson’s O’Malley series years ago. Nothing else seemed that good. Until now. In Dani Pettrey’s terrific character driven series, we step into a world that while fiction is in fact, very real. At the heart of the story is the McKenna clan. You’ll remember (from Submerged) Piper, the “pesky” youngest McKenna sibling whose reckless choices strikes fear in the heart of family friend and Deputy, Landon Grainger. Piper is an interesting lady. Her character is easy to life, and I particularly enjoy her young age as it made her motivations and personality more relatable. Everything Piper does is to protect her family, perhaps she even overcompensates trait because she’s the youngest and most “protected” by her siblings. We feel Piper’s heart as she fights to clear her brother’s name. Because of Piper’s persistence, the story is actually a compelling one.‘SHATTERED,’ by Dani Pettrey. Book two in Dani Pettrey's McKenna series! #FWarchives #BookReviews #BookTwitter #BookLove Click To Tweet
The sparks of this romance stems, in part, from Piper and Landon being influential in Submerged; this makes their story here all the more poignant. Landon’s heart is Piper’s completely, perhaps even to a fault since he allows his emotions to control the choices he makes. It’s a spiral that almost begins to backpedal him into his dark past. Even though these characters is what makes the story charismatic and centers the narrative, none of this even begins to touch the suspense which is terrific. There isn’t a single plot hole; it’s written skillfully as we work to figure out the mystery. Even the culmination of the ending is good. Like she does with Submerged, Dani Pettrey never shirks in creating nail-biting suspense. It’s a novel that will cause you to pause and catch your breath; in more than one of its beautiful vistas.
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