The Killing Tide: An Exciting New Favorite Romance Mystery!


Author: Dani Pettrey
Publication Date: 2019
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Genre: Fiction; Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Source: Provided by author and publisher – thank you, Dani and Bethany House
Rating: ★★★★

The Killing Tide Book Review

STORY | Gabby Rawley is determined not to let a threat to her safety stop her. As an investigative reporter, Gabby buries herself in work in order to forget the mistakes of her past, and the choices she’s made in pursuit of this career. It’s her life, and no one will scare her away from it. But when her boss insists she go somewhere safe, Noah, her Coast Guard investigator brother comes to take her back to their small hometown where his best friend, Finn can protect her.

The trouble is, Finn and Gabby have a past, and living under the watchful eye of the Coast Guard protector isn’t something Gabby looks forward to. When the death of a friend distracts this tight-knit Coast Guard, Gabby looks at this as a chance to do what she does best: pursue a new story! But what cost will the leads ask of them?

REVIEW | Anytime I return to a fictional world of intrigue and mystery, I’m reminded just how much I enjoy this genre. One of my favorite authors to take me on an exciting pulse-pounding adventure is Dani Pettrey. The launch of her newest series begins with The Killing Tide, an exciting new mystery that doubles as a new favorite.

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What you’ll find inside these pages is heroism, danger and of course, the romance that any good contemporary romance/romantic suspense novel does best. You’ll also meet a fierce, memorable team. This book is very strong on being a kind of ensemble team. In this way, it’ll remind TV aficionados of shows like NCIS. Why this surprises me, I don’t know. Each of Pettrey’s novels has a “unit” firmly encased in every story. Here, it’s specifically a Coast Guard team.

Beyond this, there’s plenty of good in this story. The characters are noble and trustworthy, and it’s interesting to experience the romance between Gabby and Finn. With a past that’s anything but settled, their connection is running on a kind of delicate balance. But what makes it more compelling is the reason behind Gabby’s reluctance, and her past separate from Finn.

In book one alone, so many stories beg to be told, and so many character’s who break our hearts (because of their tortured past). In the end, The Killing Tide is a page turning novel you won’t want to miss. There’s excitement, romance and friendships sure to stand the test of time. It’s precisely the kind of novel you want to have on your keeper shelf, and easily earns an A+ reading status.

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Sincere thanks to Bethany House, and author Dani Pettrey for kindly sending a complimentary copy of this novel; all opinions are my own.

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