COLD SHOT – DANI PETTREY (Chesapeake Valor, book 1)
This is the first inspirational romantic suspense I’ve read and also the first book I’ve read by this author. The hero, Griffin, is struggling with his own demons which he needs to conquer before moving forward. The heroine, Finley, is still feeling the effects of a previous attack. As past crimes haunt them, they work together as well as lean on their faith. Dani Pettrey ties all the pieces together to come to a very satisfying ending. Cold Shot has an interesting storyline and is a good start to a new series. Well written characters with realistic struggles. I am looking forward to the next book in the series and reading more about the secondary characters. The book is based in Maryland which I really enjoyed since it’s where I live. I loved recognizing so many landmarks mentioned in the story.
Received a free copy from Baker Publishing Group via Netgalley for honest review.
From the back cover:
In college, Griffin McCray and his four best friends had their lives planned out. Griffin and Luke Gallagher would join the Baltimore PD. Declan Gray would head to the FBI and Parker Mitchell would go on to graduate school as a crime scene analyst. But then Luke vanished before graduation and their world–and friendships–crumbled.
Now Griffin is a park ranger at Gettysburg, having left life as a SWAT-team sniper when a case went bad. The job is mostly quiet–until the day he captures two relic hunters uncovering skeletal remains near Little Round Top. Griffin just wants the case to go away, but charming forensic anthropologist Finley Scott determines that the body is modern–a young social justice lawyer missing since spring–and all evidence points to the work of an expert sniper. When FBI agent Declan Gray takes over the case, past and present collide. Griffin soon realizes he’ll need to confront some of the darkest days of his life if he–and those he cares about–are going to escape a downward spiral of murder that crosses continents.
About the Author
Dani Pettrey is the bestselling author of the Alaskan Courage series and winner of the 2014 Daphne du Maurier award for Inspirational Novel, the 2014 Christian Retailing’s Best Award for Suspense, and the 2013 Holt Medallion for First Novel. She and her husband reside in the DC Metro area. She can be found online at http://www.danipettrey.com.